Sweden and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have a long tradition of trading between the countries. The trade has been facilitated, mainly due to that fact that both parts has signed the World Trade Organization agreement and that both countries are members since the 1990-ies (https://www.wto.org/english/thewto_e/whatis_e/tif_e/org6_e.htm).
Showed that the export from Sweden to the UAE has grown with 12.14% between 2005 and 2010. The import to Sweden from the UAE during year 2005 to 2010; (M EUR): 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 1 EUR* = 9.2847 SEK 1 EUR* = 9.2549 SEK 1 EUR* = 9.2481 SEK 1 EUR* = 9.6055 SEK 1 EUR* = 10.6213 SEK 1 EUR* = 9.5413 SEK 285.69 26.83 12.71 44.51 15.25 40.25
Import from the UAE to Sweden from 2005 to 2010, http://www.scb.se/Pages/SubjectArea____6597.aspx.
(*Annual average currency rate, www.riksbanken.se ).
Table 2 indicated that the amount of the import varied a lot during this period, from the lowest value in 2007, with only 12.71 M EUR up to 285.69 M EUR in year 2005.
Statistics from 2011 are today only available up to the 31 of October; (M EUR) Export to the UAE 2011, From 1/1 to 31/10 Import from the UAE 2011, From 1/1 to 31/10 1 EUR* = 9.0234 SEK 1 EUR* = 9.0234 SEK 416.04 39.64 Table 3. Export and import figures from 1 Jan. to 31 Oct.2011. http://www.scb.se/Pages/SubjectArea____6597.aspx.
(*Average currency rate 1/1 - 31/10, www.riksbanken.se ).
With figures from the 10 first months 2011, also showed that the trend from the years before consists, where Sweden exports a lot to the UAE than they import, 416.04 M EUR in export value compared with only 39.64 M EUR in import value. The main goods exported from Sweden to the UAE is industrial engines and vehicles and the on the import side, oil and gas products have been most common. Read more; http://www.scb.se/Pages/SubjectArea____6597.aspx.