Buying Clothes

Russian Tourists Increase in Sweden

Despite the harsh economic times and growing number of redundancies announced here in Sweden, tourist officials here are hopping with joy over the increasing number of Russian tourists coming to this Nordic nation.

Statistics show that Russian tourists have increased their purchases of Swedish clothing and other items for the 3rd year in a row - a boost of 20% over the previous year.

70% of the Russian purchases here were clothes - according to the sales tax refunds foreigners get when crossing back over the border.

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