Swedish industry plans to invest SEK 55.1 billion in current prices in 2012. This indicates an unchanged investment volume in constant prices compared to 2011.
Investment plans for 2012 from the survey conducted in May indicate an unchanged investment volume in Swedish industry, compared to 2011. The industrial establishments have revised their plans because the survey conducted in February detected a volume increase of 2 percent.
The volume changes vary between the industrial sectors. The largest increases in investment volumes are expected in the transport equipment industry and the mining industry. They are expected to increase their volumes by 33 and 17 percent respectively. Expectations of investment increases are found in the electronic industry and the manufacturing of metal goods, which are expected to increase their volumes by 8 and 5 percent respectively. The food products industry will also increase its investment volume by a few percent.
Investment decreases are expected in the industry for wood and wood products and the steel and metal industry. These sectors are expected to decrease their volumes by 32 and 17 percent respectively. The chemical industry and the industry for pulp and paper forecast to decrease their investments by 8 and 5 percent respectively. The largest decreases in investment volumes are found in the industry for other non-metallic mineral products and the printing industry, which plans to decrease their investments by 45 and 35 percent respectively.