Trade practices and infrastructure
Sweden exports motor vehicles, machinery, chemicals, pulp and wood, paper products, iron and steel products. Other major industries include pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, precision equipment, industrial machines, home goods and appliances. Imports include petroleum and its products, machinery, motor vehicles, chemicals, iron and steel and clothing.
Germany is Sweden’s most important trading partner, followed by the other European countries. The import from rapidly-developing Asian countries has been comparatively high over the last few decades, with textiles as the main import product. Keeping up with European Union import protocols and the starting of low-cost production in the Eastern European and Baltic countries, a decrease in trade with Asia can be expected in the future.
Examples of major cities in Sweden are: Göteborg, Malmö, Uppsala Kalmar, and the capital, Stockholm.
Sweden has eighty-two ports. The major ones are Port of Gavle, Port of Göteborg, Port of Helsingborg, Copenhagen Malmo Port, Port Walhamn and the Ports of Stockholm. Major airports are Stockholm Arlanda Airport, Borlänge Airport, Göteborg-Landvetter Airport and Stockholm-Bromma Airport.