Swedish trade surplus increases
AFP · 26 Jun 2006, 10:41
Published: 26 Jun 2006 10:41 GMT+02:00
The surplus was above the 13.6 billion kronor expected by analysts, according to a survey by SME Direkt.
Exports increased by 16 percent from a year earlier to 93.4 billion kronor, and imports by 13 percent to 78 billion.
Trade with countries outside the EU resulted in a surplus of 13.4 billion kronor, while EU trade resulted in a surplus of 2.0 billion.
Over the first six months of the year, Sweden had a trade surplus of 73.1 billion kronor, compared to 59.1 billion during the same period last year, the statistics agency said.