Balance of Payments, Q2, 2006, Publication
The current account showed a surplus of SEK 41.9 billion for 2006 Q2, which is an increase of SEK 2.1 billion compared with the same period in 2005. The trade in goods balance remained at the same level as in the previous year, the trade in services balance improved by SEK 3.9 billion and transfers by SEK 2.8 billion. Income showed an entirely different development, declining by SEK 5.5 billion.
The current account for Q2 showed a surplus with regard to EU countries of SEK 13.7 billion, while the surplus for countries outside of the EU amounted to SEK 28.2 billion.