Sweden is a highly export-oriented country – very much like Switzerland. The automotive, chemical and pharmaceutical products, and electrical power industries are of particular importance. Active consumer spending by private households, targeted state spending and continuous investment stabilize the economy. Thus, Sweden is often used as a testbed for consumer products, including food. It is however vital to understand the importance of brand building and story-telling when it comes to FMCG, since the market is highly competitive, and Swedes trend-sensitive and -setting.
Sweden's gross value added consists primarily of services, although its innovative and groundbreaking production industries account for a large share of exports. The largest of the Nordic countries, with almost 11 Million inhabitants, Sweden is a popular base for Nordic regional headquarters. Be aware, though, that “what works in Sweden” doesn’t automatically mean that it works in the rest of the Nordics – there’s no “one size fits all”!
Are you considering entering the Swedish market? Are you already active in Sweden and need tips, advice or support with your next steps? Do you have technical or regulatory questions?
In this section we provide you with guides, checklists and background information on doing business in Sweden - specifically for Swiss SMEs and start-ups.
Discover your individual sales potential in Sweden
Analyse a wide range of data and compare Sweden to other countries - specifically for your products!
Sweden offers opportunities in different sectors. In this section we highlight interesting potential for selected Swiss industries and explain how to exploit it.
Find opportunities for your business in Sweden
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Events + trade fairs
Events and trade fairs
Especially for SMEs it is important to feel a new market to really understand its potential fit. Our business trips and events take you to the country and our events - webinars or in-person - in Switzerland allow you to exchange with experts and peers and leverage our network for your growth.
Experience reports from Swiss enterpreneurs on the challenges when entering the Nordic markets and recommendations how to succeed.