In 2011, Swedish industry invested SEK 51.6 billion, resulting in an increase in investment volume by 8 percent. Investments are expected to continue to increase and Swedish industry plans to invest SEK 55.0 billion during 2012, an increase in investment volume by 2 percent.
Investment plans for 2011 from the investment survey in October last year have been revised. The survey in October indicated an increase in investment volume by 10 percent. Also the investment plans for 2012 have been revised, since the survey in October indicated an increase in investment volume by 7 percent.
The majority of the industry sectors increased their investments. The paper and paper products industry increased investment volumes by 36 percent while the basic metals industry increased investment volume by 30 percent. The electronic products and electrical equipment industry and the fabricated metal products industry increased their investment volumes. The increases amounted to 29 and 26 percent respectively. In mines and quarries, the investment volume increased by 14 percent while investment volumes in the chemical industry and the food products industry increased by 6 percent each.
A few industries also decreased their investment volumes. The transport equipment industry and the wood and wood products industry decreased their investment volumes by 32 and 28 percent respectively.
Investment plans for 2012 indicate a slight increase in investment volume. The investment volume is expected to increase by 2 percent and investments are expected to amount to SEK 55.0 billion.
The largest increases in investment volumes are expected in the transport equipment and manufacturing industry. These sectors are expected to increase their investment volumes by 25 and 24 percent respectively. Mines and quarries and the electronic products and electrical equipment industries are expected to increase their investment volumes by 15 and 11 percent respectively. The chemical industry and the fabricated metal products industry are expected to increase their investment volumes and the increases are expected to amount to 7 and 4 percent respectively.
Investment decreases are expected in the wood and wood products industry and the basic metals industry. Their investment volumes are expected to decrease by 27 and 19 percent respectively. The paper and paper products industry is expected to decrease investment volumes by 4 percent, while the food products industry is expected to decrease its investment volume by 1 percent.