Fun facts about matches

Every day, Swedish Match manufactures around 5 million boxes of matches in Sweden alone, which is equivalent to around 250 million matches.

If you were to place these boxes one top of the other, the number of boxes produced every minute would build a pillar taller that the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

If you were to place the boxes side by side in a line down the E4 motorway, a day's worth of production would reach from Jonkoping to Stockholm.

The total length of the matchsticks would stretch all the way to Australia... 

2% of the production is sold in Sweden, while the rest is exported. 

This means that here in Sweden, we use almost 60,000 boxes a day, equivalent to 3.5 million matches.