Swedish trading beyond the Baltic/Scandinavia

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Swedish trading beyond the Baltic/Scandinavia

Post by Hyus » 15 Sep 2020 12:53

Was Swedish trade able to be maintained, even on a small level, with any nations beyond the Baltic and Scandinavian regions during WW2? Or were they effectively cut off from the wider world? If so, with whom were they trading, what goods were being moved, and what routes were taken?

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Re: Swedish trading beyond the Baltic/Scandinavia

Post by Ironmachine » 15 Sep 2020 13:54

I can confirm that Swedish trade (both import and export) was maintained with Spain during WW2. As to the goods involved and the routes taken, I can't help.

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Re: Swedish trading beyond the Baltic/Scandinavia

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 15 Sep 2020 17:35

England - see British Merchant Navy blockade runner MV Gay Viking. And no stupid name jokes, please!
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_Gay_Viking

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Re: Swedish trading beyond the Baltic/Scandinavia

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Re: Swedish trading beyond the Baltic/Scandinavia

Post by Carl Schwamberger » 18 Sep 2020 12:45

Ironmachine wrote:
15 Sep 2020 13:54
I can confirm that Swedish trade (both import and export) was maintained with Spain during WW2. As to the goods involved and the routes taken, I can't help.
Oranges, Cork, Leather? I can't see the Brits allowing much Tungsten to pass by sea, tho the Germans would have allowed some by rail and Baltic ferry. They did want the Swedish manufacturing to supply the Reich, so some amount of items like Chromite, Wolfram, ect... could have passed through Germany.

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