Sweden’s trade surplus in February eased slightly from a year ago, remaining above economists’ expectations, figures from Statistics Sweden showed Thursday.

The visible trade surplus was SEK 4.6 billion, which was slightly below the SEK 4.8 billion in the same month last year. Economists had expected a surplus of SEK 4 billion. In January, the surplus was SEK 3.3 billion.

Exports and imports grew 6 percent each from the same month last year. The non-EU trade surplus was SEK 11 billion in February, while the EU trade led to a deficit of SEK 6.4 billion.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, the trade surplus was SEK 2.9 billion versus SEK 2.3 billion in the previous month.

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