Judy Genshaft

University of South Florida

“The Tampa Bay Trade & Protocol Council is an integral part of our region’s international trade strategy"

President Ronald L. Vaughn

The University of Tampa

"The Tampa Bay Trade & Protocol Council has a lead role in helping to rebuild these relationships for our community.”

Bob Rohrlack

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce

Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce commends the Mayor and County on their vision to strengthen Protocol with an international trade component.


Sweden is located on the northern side of Europe, is the fourth-largest country of the continent in term of land area. Sweden occupies the eastern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula; the country is bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, Kattegat, and Skagerrak, between Denmark, Finland and Norway (2).

Sweden’s natural resources include zinc, iron ore, lead, copper, silver, timber, uranium and hydropower (2). Its economy is structured as followed (in % of GDP): services 66.8 %, industry 31.2 % and agriculture 2 % (2013) (1).

Sweden’s agriculture products include barley, wheat, sugar beets, meat and milk (1). Its industries include iron and steel, precision equipment (bearings, radio and telephone parts, armaments), wood pulp and paper products, processed foods and motor vehicles (1).

Sweden’s top exports commodities include machinery, motor vehicles, paper products, pulp and wood, iron and steel products and chemicals (2). Its top imports commodities include machinery, petroleum and petroleum products, chemicals, motor vehicles, iron and steel, foodstuffs and clothing (2).

Sweden’s mains ports and harbors are Gavle, Goteborg, Halmstad, Helsingborg, Hudiksvall, Kalmar, Karlshamn, Malmo, Solvesborg, Stockholm and Sundsvall (2).

Trade Statistics
In 2012, United-States was Sweden's 7th main export partner (1).

Sweden is a member of the European Union. The United States economic relationship with the European Union is the largest and most complex in the world, generating goods and services trade flows of about $2.7 billion a day (2012 ) (6).

Trade Numbers
  • United States’ goods import from European Union in 2013: $387.3 billion (6)
  • United States’ goods exports to European Union in 2013: $262.3 billion (6)
  • United States’ goods import from Sweden in 2013:  9,171.8 millions of U.S. dollars (3)
  • United States’ goods exports to Sweden in 2013:  4,318.2 millions of U.S. dollars (3)
  • Imports from Sweden to Tampa Port Authority in 2010: $82,277 (4)
  • Exports from Tampa Port Authority to Sweden in 2010: $0 (4)

Export Companies 
Sweden owns 9 companies in Tampa Bay (5)

Company City Parent Country # of Employees 6 Digit NAICS Titles
Alfa Laval Champ Inc Sarasota Sweden 50 to 99 332410 - Power Boiler and Heat Exchanger Manufacturing
Arrow Truck Sales Incorporated Tampa Sweden 10 to 29 423110 - Automobile and Other Motor Vehicle Merchant Wholesalers
Iggesund Tools, Inc. Oldsmar Sweden 10 to 29 332212 - Hand and Edge Tool Manufacturing
Johnson Gunnebo Corporation Tampa Sweden <10 423840 - Industrial Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
Lantmannen Unibake Usa, Inc. Saint Petersburg Sweden 100 to 299 424420 - Packaged Frozen Food Merchant Wholesalers
Niscayah, Inc. Tampa Sweden 10 to 29 561621 - Security Systems Services (except Locksmiths)
Securitas Security Services Usa, Inc. Tampa Sweden 300 to 499 561612 - Security Guards and Patrol Services
Skanska USA Building Inc. Tampa Sweden 100 to 299 236220 - Commercial and Institutional Building Construction
Vicarb Inc Odessa Sweden 10 to 29 333415 - Air-Conditioning and Warm Air Heating Equipment and Commercial

  1. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sw.html
  2. http://www.infoplease.com/country/sweden.html?pageno=4
  3. http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c4010.html
  4. http://www.worldportsource.com/trade/byPort/SWE/USA_FL_Tampa_Port_Authority_96.php
  5. http://www.tampabay.org/sites/default/files/NEW%202011%20FDI%20STUDY_0.pdf
  6. http://www.ustr.gov/countries-regions/europe-middle-east/europe/european-union