Sweden's trade surplus increased to SEK 4.7 billion in April from SEK 2.3 billion in the previous year, Statistics Sweden said Monday.
Exports decreased 2 percent from a year ago, while imports fell at a faster rate of 4 percent.
Trade with countries outside the EU resulted in a surplus of SEK 9.3 billion, while the EU trade resulted in a deficit of SEK 4.6 billion.
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the net trade surplus totaled SEK 5.4 billion in April, slightly bigger than a SEK 5.3 billion surplus logged in March.
In the first quarter, the trade surplus came in at SEK 22 billion, the same level of surplus as seen in the previous year, the statistical office said in a separate report.
by RTT Staff Writer
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