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Astra[edit]

Can somebody say whether the Astra which is mentioned in this article is Astra AB, which merged to form AstraZeneca? At the moment the link points to the article for SES-Astra and the Astra direct broadcast satellites! -- Arwel 11:44 Apr 15, 2003 (UTC)


Moved off main page:[edit]

Swedish industry is dominated by the timber and mining industries. Other large sectors are steel, paper and electricity production. Medical research and production remains a large industry, but has recently seen some decline as jobs and revenues have been placed abroad. In the 1990s, the music industry of Sweden grew with large export successes. The IT sector, powered by a skilled labour force and successful telecom corporations, overheated around 2000, but is still a growing sector of the industry.

Some large Swedish companies are Volvo, Saab, Ericsson, Electrolux, TetraPak, AstraZeneca, H&M, SKF, and IKEA.

Some examples of Swedish inventions are dynamite, safety matches, the adjustable spanner, ball bearings, and the propeller.//

There is probably a place for this somewhere -- Mic 02:27 Apr 25, 2003 (UTC)


Gross public debt[edit]

Gross public debt: "In 2000 it fell below the key level of 60% and is expected to be eliminated within a few years."

This is a really outrageous claim, and should be deleted. Furthermore, a distinction between foreign-currency debt and internal debt should be made. Filur Aug 02, 2004.


Labor force[edit]

If the labor force is 4.46 million (Slightly less than 50% of the inhabitants) and 5.6% is unemployed, where's the rest of the population? Is it really that many that are underage, retired or students? 81.232.72.148 01:57, 27 November 2005 (UTC)

A rough calculation gives: The average retirement age is about 61 and people start to work at about 21 years of age, which gives 40 years of work. And with an average of 80 years life expectancy you get a working force of roughly 50% of the population. 81.227.0.152 (talk) 04:19, 29 November 2007 (UTC)

Suggestions for improvement[edit]

  • It really needs a quick paragraph which summarises the economic situation/structure in Sweden at the start.
  • There must be more interesting general facts about the Swedish economy than that it is no longer dominated by agriculture. It is not very interesting as this applies to practically all modern industrialised economies.
  • The economic crisis of the 1990's should have its own more prominent section. I first thought the first section "overcoming the 1990's crisis" was the relevant section, but there is more information in the uneployment section, I later discovered. The article presently acknowledges the crisis as an important fact, but without clearly explaining what happened, and without more than an insinuation of the causes (provide references please!). I remember there was a massive speculation against the krona. Worth mentioning if it can be properly documented. Jens Nielsen 23:13, 17 January 2006 (UTC)
  • Why has most of the text been copied directly from It has also been copied directly from http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/Economy-of-Sweden ???


Because it is a good source, also updated some of it (Deng 14:14, 15 March 2006 (UTC))

That's completely unacceptable according to WP:PLAG - If the external work is under standard copyright, then duplicating its text with little, or no, alteration into a Wikipedia article is usually a copyright violation, unless duplication is limited and clearly indicated in the article by quotation marks. On quick reading, I do not feel confident enough to take apparently fairly drastic measures this plagiarism would imply, but hope a more experienced editor will decide on this. Aryah (talk) 14:48, 12 June 2010 (UTC)

How can an article about the economy of Sweden...[edit]

Not include any mention of exported music, which plays a huge role in the country. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 74.114.107.77 (talk) 18:43, 14 January 2007 (UTC).

Good question. I'll see if I can find any info. Jobjörn (Talk ° contribs) 16:48, 15 January 2007 (UTC)
The Swedish export of music is greatly exagerated. When they do the numbers they include the export of CD presses and other technical gadgets. (Lpwa 20:15, 28 Feb 2007)
Here's some information on that: http://www.exms.se/export/export_performance_MI2001.htm
To summarize, 2/3 of the export incomes are from goods such as cd pressing equipment or pressed CD's that might have been produced in another country. Anyway, it's not a huge industy, although it can serve as a example of how the swedish economy has evolved.81.235.136.245 (talk) 13:28, 23 April 2008 (UTC)

I'd say their biggest entertainment export is porno movies.27.33.246.67 (talk) 22:57, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

This page has been vandalized[edit]

Being a n00b I am not sure how to fix it, but I need it for my social project due tomorrow. Someone please help Mitchell-o-t 02:11, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

You fail. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 217.85.227.218 (talk) 16:45, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

Figures section[edit]

Ok, so me and Fred J seem to disagree about the Figures section. My reasons for deleting the section is that I don't think the section adds to the article, considering much of the info is 1) repeated in Template:Economy of Sweden table, 2) The source is linked twice in the article already and 3) It contains information that is at best peripherally related to economy (For example the info on electricity production). It will also quickly become outdated as CIA updates their factbook frequently.

Granted, there is some information that could be incorporated in the article, but the source is readily available for other editors if they wish to incorporate it into the text (as opposed to just duplicating the information from the world factbook). Meanwhile it distracts from the flow of the article and (in my opinion) just makes the article less valuable.

Your thoughts on this would be appreciated. Henrik 18:41, 18 June 2007 (UTC)

Ok, most of the information in that section is in the template...
I had wanted to keep the figures of electricity, oil, natural gas and how much of Sweden's power comes from what, but the figures were from 2001/2002 and I think they have changed by now.
Fred-J 12:00, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

List of major industries[edit]

The article would benefit from a list of the largest industries and companies in the country. -- Beland (talk) 19:10, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

I'm surprised that "fucked" is in this article.[edit]

See the Crisis of 1990 section. The whole section seems pretty flaky.

mmmmm.

Yeah, vandalism.. I reverted it.

Where is the crisis of today[edit]

This article mention nothing about the crisis today. The figure of GDP is outdated. ChristianB (talk) 08:57, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

What does this part have to do with anything?[edit]

At the very start of the article this is written:

Because Sweden, as a neutral country, did not actively participate in the World War II, it did not have to rebuild its economic base, banking system, and country as a whole, as many other European countries did.

Why? I don't see the point of it as it isn't elaborated.

Also the statement is a part of a factoid, which states that the Swedish wealth was built upon its neutrality in WW 2. Which makes me think this sentence has no relevance whatsoever. - Preceding unsigned comment added by 77.53.108.15 (talk) 00:44, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

It also said "did actively participate" at this point in time, which made no sense. Re-added 'not' into the sentence.

External link to tariff data[edit]

Hello everyone, I am working for the International Trade Centre (ITC), a UN/WTO agency that aims to promote sustainable economic development through trade promotion. I would like to propose the addition of an external link (http://www.macmap.org/QuickSearch/FindTariff/FindTariff.aspx?subsite=open_access&country=SCC752%7cSweden&source=1%7CITC Market Access Map) that leads directly to our online database of customs tariffs applied by Sweden. Visitors can easily look up market access information for Sweden by selecting the product and partner of their interest. I would like you to consider this link under the WP:ELYES #3 prescriptions. Moreover, the reliability and the pertinence of this link can be supported by the following facts 1) ITC is part of the United Nations, and aims to share trade and market access data on by country and product as a global public good 2) No registration is required to access this information 3) Market access data (Tariffs and non-tariff measures) are regularly updated

Thank you, Divoc (talk) 08:31, 16 October 2014 (UTC)'


The whole article is written from a liberal and pro-capitalist perspective[edit]

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For example "Sweden is a world leader in privatized pensions" as if only good has come of that (ask Argentina that was recently forced to natioanlize their pensions). Or; "Swedish labor market has become more flexible, but it still has some widely acknowledged problems" as if stability in the labour market utilizing more protective regulations than others leads to only problems. "Overall, GDP growth has been fast since reforms in the early 1990s, especially in manufacturing.[33]" Not as fast as during the more social democratic years of the 50-60's. But again that's true of the whole world, the US included. "Taken together, both fiscal consolidation and pension reform have brought public finances back on a sustainable footing." That may be but it is today speculated that Sweden will not be able to afford the same pension standards to the new generation precisely because of a decline in the capitalist markets in which the money is invested and because of a decline in growth. Basically the new swedish centre left and centre right has opted to finance large parts not only through private investments but by burdening the current labour force with the current elderlies pensions. They have effectively stolen billions of Krona from old citizens. 78.68.210.173 (talk) 22:48, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

POV tag[edit]

I cannot remember why I added a POV tag to this article a month ago. Having looked at the article, I'm perfectly fine for the tag to be removed. Joseph2302 (talk) 17:49, 14 March 2015 (UTC)

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