"The Swedish economy depends heavily on international commerce, and its industrial sector is well developed," the Federation of International Trade Associations reports. It adds that the country "is very open to foreign trade" and that the "government supports Swedish companies in their moves towards strategic markets."
Export and Import Facts
- Sweden's 2007 export volume was US$170.2 billion
- Major exports include machinery, transport equipment, motor vehicles, wood products, paper, pulp, chemicals, iron and steel products and manufactured goods
- Its 2007 imports totaled US$150.6 billion
- Major imports include machinery, petroleum and petroleum products, chemicals, motor vehicles, iron and steel, foodstuffs and clothing
- EU member states are the country's primary trade partners and are the destination of 61.6% of exports and the source of 70.9% of imports in Sweden
Export/ Import Resources
Swedish Customs prepared this 6-page guide to exporting goods from Sweden.
Swedish Customs prepared this 7-page guide to importing goods from Sweden.
Sweden's bilateral chambers of commerce offer some opportunities for networking that can help you establish new connections with importers in Sweden. The following resources can help you explore your potential in this thriving market.
European Chambers of Commerce
- Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Austria
- Nordic Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic
- Nordic-Ecuadoran Chamber of Commerce
- Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Estonia
- Hellenic-Swedish Chamber of Commerce
- Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Hungary
- Swedish Chamber of Commerce, Ireland
- Italian-Swedish Chamber of Commerce
- Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Latvia
- Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania
- The Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the Netherlands
- Swedish Russian & CIS Chamber of Commerce
- Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Slovakia
- Swedish Swiss Chamber of Commerce
- Swedish Chamber of Commerce for the United Kingdom