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Sweden:

 
     
     
  Overview:                                                                                                         
     
 

a.    Total Population: 9,103,788 (July 2012 est.)

                                          i.    Agricultural Population – 1.1% (2008)

                                         ii.    Total labour force – 5.011 million (2011 est.)

b.    GDP: $379.4 billion (2011 est.)

c.    GDP - real growth rate: 4.4% (2011 est.)

d.    GDP – per capita: $40,600 (2011 est.)

e.    GDP - composition by sector:

                                      i.        agriculture: 1.8%

                                     ii.        industry: 26.9%

                                    iii.        services: 71.3% (2011 est.)

f.     Investment (gross fixed): 18.3% of GDP (2011 est.)

g.    Unemployment rate: 7.6% (2011 est.)

h.    Industries: iron and steel, precision equipment (bearings, radio and telephone parts, armaments), wood pulp and paper products, processed foods, motor vehicles

 
     
     
 

Trade:

 
     
 

a.    Total Exports: $204.2 billion (2011 est.)

b.    Exports commodities: machinery 35%, motor vehicles, paper products, pulp and wood, iron and steel products, chemicals

c.    Total Import: $187.4 billion (2011 est.)

d.    Imports commodities: machinery, petroleum and petroleum products, chemicals, motor vehicles, iron and steel; foodstuffs, clothing

 
     
     
  Climate, Land & Agriculture:  
     
 

a.    Climate: temperate in south with cold, cloudy winters and cool, partly cloudy summers; subarctic in north

b.    Total Agricultural Land Area:

c.    Land Use:

                                          i.    Arable land: 5.93%

                                         ii.    Permanent crops: 0.01%

                                        iii.    Others: 94.06% (2005)

                                       iv.    Irrigated land: 1,600 sq km (2008)

d.    Major Agricultural commodities: barley, wheat, sugar beets; meat, milk

 
     
     
  Major Industrial Activities:  
     
  wood pulp and paper products, processed foods, motor vehicles  
     
     
  Environmental information & data:  
     
 

Party to: Air Pollution, Air Pollution-Nitrogen Oxides, Air Pollution-Persistent Organic Pollutants, Air Pollution-Sulfur 85, Air Pollution-Sulfur 94, Air Pollution-Volatile Organic Compounds, Antarctic-Environmental Protocol, Antarctic-Marine Living Resources, Antarctic Treaty, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Tropical Timber 83, Tropical Timber 94, Wetlands, Whaling

 
     
     
  Jute Industries and Traders:  
     
 

Pacotec AB

Box 50308

S-20213 MALMÖ

Tel. (46) 40 680 60 60

Fax (46) 40 680 60 69

E-mail patrick.carlson@pacotec.se

Internet www.pacotec.se

 
     
     
  Govt. Department/Ministry dealing with jute:    
     
 

Ministry of Agriculture

Ministry of the Environment

Ministry for Foreign Affairs

 
     
     
     

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