Sweden’s Fastest-Growing Trading Partners

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The following analysis highlights Sweden’s fastest-growing trading partners in terms of consuming Swedish exports and is based on data for 2014. For more recent research statistics, please see the main article Sweden’s Top Trading Partners.

After analyzing 2014 data for 100 countries responsible for consuming the greatest dollar value in imports from Sweden, we found 6 nations that boosted their Swedish imports by double-digits from 2010 to 2014.

Overall, exports originating from Sweden were up 3.7% from 2010 but were down 1.9% since 2013.

Sweden’s Fastest-Growing Import Partners

Listed below in descending order below are the fastest-growing import countries for Sweden’s exported products. These nations boosted imports from Sweden by the greatest percentages over the five-year period ending in 2014.

  1. Togo: US$120,744,000 (up 1,350% since 2010)
  2. Bolivia: $133,648,000 (up 346.6%)
  3. Malta: $141,735,000 (up 221.4%)
  4. Iraq: $328,210,000 (up 186.6%)
  5. Bahrain: $72,733,000 (up 128.3%)
  6. United Arab Emirates: $1,027,409,000 (up 107%)
  7. Qatar: $327,909,000 (up 92.8%)
  8. Zambia: $68,734,000 (up 82.5%)
  9. Ecuador: $42,337,000 (up 74.2%)
  10. Uruguay: $46,704,000 (up 63%)

Processed petroleum oils and machinery represent the fastest-growing Swedish exports delivered to Togo.

From Swedish to Malta, shipments of electronic equipment accelerated at the quickest pace.

The top-improving export from Sweden to Malta were processed petroleum oils while Swedish-made automobiles led exports sales increases to Iraq.

Research Sources:
International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook Database (GDP based on Purchasing Power Parity). Accessed on July 26, 2015

The World Factbook, Field Listing: Imports, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on July 26, 2015

Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis. Accessed on July 26, 2015