Source
Central bank

Sveriges Riksbank

International Reserves

USD 54.9 billion (2016)

International Monetary Fund (IMF), data retrieved January 2017

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

USD 532.4 billion (2017, estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

Intl$ 522.2 billion (2017, estimate)

Real GDP growth
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
4.7% 3.4% -0.6% -5.2% 6% 2.7% -0.3%
2013 2014 2015 2016* 2017*    
1.2% 2.3% 4.2% 3.6% 2.6%    

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

USD 52,311.4 (2017, estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

Intl$ 51,316.7 (2017, estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2017*
0.67% 0.60% 0.51% 0.43% 0.4%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 1.7% 
  • industry: 34.2% 
  • services: 64%

(2016 estimate)

Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

3.2% (2014)

OECD, data retrieved January 2017

Inflation
2013 2014 2015 2016* 2017*
0.4% 0.2% 0.7% 1.1% 1.4%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2013 2014 2015* 2016* 2017*
8.0% 7.9% 7.4% 6.9% 6.7%

*Estimate

Household saving rates

15.7% (Total, 2015)

 

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2013 2014 2015 2016* 2017*
39.8% 44.8% 43.4% 42.7% 41.2%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2013 2014 2015 2016* 2017*
-1.3% -1.5% 0% -0.4% -0.7%

*Estimate

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: AAA

Moody's: Aaa

Standard & Poor's / Moody's (Updated January 2017)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2013 2014 2015
N/A N/A N/A
Largest companies in Sweden

Nordea Bank, Volvo Group, Ericsson, SEB, Svenska Handelsbanken, Swedbank, H&M, Teliasonera, Investor AB, Atlas Copco, SCA, Assa Abloy, Skanska, Sandvik, Autoliv, SKF Group, ICA Gruppen, Electrolux Group, Hexagon, Lundbergs, Alfa Laval, Securitas, Latour Investment.

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ 35.389 billion (2014 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

6.099% of GDP (2014 estimate)

Exports as percent of GDP(Exports of goods and services)

45.8% (2013)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.94% (2012)

Shares in world total commercial services export

1.61% (2012)

Total exports

US$181.5 billion (2013 estimate) 

Export commodities

machinery 35%, motor vehicles, paper products, pulp and wood, iron and steel products, chemicals

Total imports

US$158 billion (2013 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

machinery, petroleum and petroleum products, chemicals, motor vehicles, iron and steel; foodstuffs, clothing

Exports - major partners

Norway 10.4%, Germany 10.3%, UK 8.1%, Finland 6.8%, Denmark 6.7%, Netherlands 5.5%, US 5.5%, Belgium 5%, France 4.8% (2012)

Imports - major partners

Germany 17.4%, Denmark 8.5%, Norway 8.4%, UK 6.5%, Netherlands 6.4%, Russia 5.6%, Finland 5.1%, China 4.9%, France 4.2% (2012)

FDI inflows
2011 2012 2013
US$12,924 million US$16,334 million US$8,150 million
FDI outflows
2011 2012 2013  
US$29,861 million US$28,951 million US$33,281 million  
Value of cross-border M&A; by country of purchaser
2010 2011 2012 2013
US$918 million US$-2,381 million US$151 million US$-4,994 million
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2012 (Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2013 (Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

ICA-handlarnas Forbund AB, Koninklijke Ahold NV, Netherlands, 3.1

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project

Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 189. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

Overall ranking: 14 out of 189 countries (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 61 out of 189 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 25 out of 189 countries

Registering Property: 38 out of 189 countries

Getting credit: 42 out of 189 countries

Protecting investors: 34 out of 189 countries

Trading across border: 6 out of 189 countries

Paying Taxes: 41 out of 189 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 24 out of 189 countries

Getting Electricity: 9 out of 189 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 20 out of 189 countries

(2013)

Global competitiveness ranking(ranking by country on a basis of 144, the first is the best)

10

(2014-2015)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 20  Score: 73.1 (Mostly Free) (2014)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Time zone

UTC+1

Total area

450,295 sq km

Capital

Stockholm 

Currency

Swedish kronor (SEK)

Government type

constitutional monarchy 

Languages

Swedish, small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities

Religions

Lutheran 87%, other (includes Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Baptist, Muslim, Jewish, and Buddhist) 13%

Total population
1990 2000 2010 2014* 2019**
8.591 million 8.883 million 9.416 million 9.714 million 10.066 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2013
72.5% 83% 84% 86%
Population median age

41.2 years (2014 estimate)

Population growth rate

0.79% (2014 est.)

Life expectancy

81.89 years (2014 estimate)

Adult literacy

99% (2003 estimate)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

0.4% (2005)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

26.1 (2005)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights: 1
Civil Liberties: 1 (2014)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Total telephone subscribers as % of population

Fixed 40.6%  Mobile 124.4%
(2013)
(fixed-telephone subscribers and mobile-cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

94.78% (2013)

Cost of living - Mercer index(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

Stockholm: 38th (2014)

CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

5.6 (2010)

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