Factsheet : Sweden

Official Title:
Kingdom of Sweden


General Information

Capital: Stockholm
Population (million): 10.23
Total Area: 449,964km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 6.58 krona (SEK) (2018- Annual average)
National Holiday: June 6, national day
Language(s): Swedish


Political Information

Type of State:
Constitutional monarchy

Type of Government:
Parliamentary democracy. Unicameral with a 349-seat Parliament (Riksdag). Prime Minister elected by the parliament. Cabinet appointed by the Prime Minister. Administrative divisions: 21 counties. Governing coalition: Social Democratic Party (S) and Green Party (MP)

Head of State:
King Carl XVI Gustaf (Accession 1973)

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven (S)

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Ann Linde (S)
Finance: Magdalena Andersson (S)
Enterprise: Ibrahim Baylan (S)
EU Affairs: Hans Dahlgren (S)

Main Political Parties:
Social Democratic Party (S); Moderate Party (M); Green Party (MP); Liberal Party (L); Centre Party (C); Sweden Democrats (SD); Christian Democrats (KD); Left Party (V); Independent (I). Parliament: S (100), M (70), MP (16), L (19), C (31), SD (62), KD (22), V (27), I (2)

Elections:
Monarchy is hereditary. Members of Parliament (4 year terms): next in September 2022.


Economic Information (2018)

Comparative figures
Type Sweden Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 715.76 2,222.58
GDP per capita: ($) 69,965.43 60,078.85
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.34 1.83
Inflation: (%) 2.04 2.24
Unemployment: (%) 6.28 5.82

Product Trade and Investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $452,278,212
Canadian imports from country: $2,287,150,164
FDI in Canada (2018) : $2,585 million
CDI in country (2018): $3,991 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Urban Ahlin

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Heather Grant


February 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Sweden
Year Exports Imports
2015 $481,315,403 $1,865,412,164
2016 $530,417,643 $2,054,120,918
2017 $762,813,295 $2,199,117,872
2018 $579,801,938 $2,372,898,714
2019 $452,278,212 $2,287,150,164
Product trade (2019)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Sweden
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $11,164,073 $1,722,869
02 Veg. Prod. $2,587,954 $454,561
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $4,247 $1,403,530
04 Food Prod. $21,202,803 $81,149,863
05 Mineral Prod. $56,063,557 $90,030,641
06 Chemical Prod. $22,690,493 $460,438,941
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $13,197,305 $49,535,611
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $930,747 $1,490,676
09 Wood Prod. $3,949,159 $2,997,413
10 Paper Prod. $5,307,913 $45,778,268
11 Textiles Prod. $2,323,504 $14,817,149
12 Dress Access. $613,352 $1,270,431
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,742,554 $2,584,877
14 Precious Metals/stones $51,139 $571,831
15 Base Metal Prod. $37,576,108 $258,854,284
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $123,305,079 $858,656,515
17 Vehicles and Equip. $54,998,937 $263,117,702
18 Specialized Inst. $30,226,897 $107,944,425
19 Arms & Ammunition $1,301,129 $977,634
20 Misc. Articles $12,913,175 $29,945,193
21 Antiques $95,253 $222,248