This section gives you an overview of the available economic data and reports on Sweden and the Swedish economy.
U.S. Resources on the Swedish Economy
- CIA World Factbook
- Sweden Country Commercial Guide
- Investment Climate Statement Sweden
- AmCham: AmCham advances the interests of American business overseas. They are voluntary associations of American companies and individuals doing business in a particular country, as well as firms and individuals of that country who operate in the U.S. Currently, 115 AmChams in 102 countries are affiliated with U.S. AmCham. Listings of AmChams and contact information by region of interest or country are also available. AmCham Sweden can be found at www.amcham.se
Other Resources on the Swedish Economy
- UNDP’s Human Development Index (HDI) Sweden
- The Economist’s Intelligence Unit Report Sweden
- Sweden’s National Bank (Riksbank)
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs
- Ministry of Finance: Latest budget and economic outlook (PDF 157 KB)
- IMD World Competitiveness Scoreboard
- TI Corruption Index
Treaties & Agreements
Please find links to treaties, agreements and other legal texts with implications for Sweden. Be advised that this serves only as informational assistance and should not be seen as an exhaustive list.
Sweden is a full member of the EU and the W.T.O.
- For a list of trade agreements with the EU and its Member States, as well as concise explanations, please see http://tcc.export.gov/Trade_Agreements/index.asp.
- Sweden has concluded bilateral investment protection agreements with the following 66 countries and Hong Kong: Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Cote d’Ivoire, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, (TFYR) Macedonia, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nicaragua (signed, not in force), Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, the Philippines (signed, not in force), Poland, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, and Zimbabwe.
- The U.S.-Swedish Bilateral Convention for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to Taxes on Income was signed in 1994 and entered into force on January 1, 1996. In September 2005, a protocol was signed to amend the existing tax treaty between Sweden and the United States.
- Swedish law generally provides good protection of all property rights, including intellectual property and real property. As a member of the European Union, Sweden adheres to a series of multilateral conventions on industrial, intellectual, and commercial property, including the WTO Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).
Information on EU legislation
A significant part of Swedish legislation is governed by EU legislation. For information from the European Union you can use the links below. These sites are general and basic – for specific inquiries you can use these websites’ search functions or contact information.