Why sweet-toothed Norwegians are setting shopping-records in Sweden

3:02 min

A hefty raise of the suger tax in Norway last year has sent thousands of Norwegians across the border to buy their sweet stuff here. Last year the trade reached a record SEK 17 billion.

Bargain hunting across the Swedish-Norwegian border is an age-old thing, but after Norway raised the tax on sugar last year by over 80 percent and by 43 percent on soft drinks, it has shot through the roof.

Swedish Radio's reporter went to Nordby in Bohuslän and met two young men who had driven for three hours from norwegian Telemark to stock up in soft drinks and sweets ahead of a ski strip at Easter.

In addition to the sugar tax, lower food prices and a weak Swedish currency also help make Sweden an attractive place to shop.

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