Gross domestic Product - GDP - is the most used aggregate within national accounts. GDP estimated from production side shows how value added is distributed by activities and sectors. GDP estimated from expenditure side shows consumption expenditure, gross capital formation and foreign trade. Quarterly national accounts are published 60 days after the reference period. Quarterly estimates are based on less detailed information than the annual estimates, which are published after 23 months. Please observe that constant prices are based on chained indices with different weights each year. Estimates in constant prices are therefore only additive for the reference year and the immediate following year.
Real sector accounts are also published at the same time as the other estimates. They contain information on income, expenditure and saving for households, government, financial and non-financial corporations and the rest of the world.
Financial accounts are also part of the national accounts. The financial accounts show transactions and stocks of financial assets and liabilities and savings by sector. They are published about 90 days after the reference period. www.scb.se/FM0103-en
Government deficit and debt are also reported to the European Commission twice a year within the so called Excessive Deficit Procedure (EDP). EDP are published after the ordinary national accounts. Therefore late revisions in the dataset could be included in EDP which render differences compared to the ordinary national accounts. www.scb.se/NR0108-en
National accounts, 4th quarter 2012
Sweden's GDP increased by 1.4 percent, working-day adjusted and compared to the fourth quarter of 2011. Seasonally adjusted the GDP was unchanged compared with the third quarter of 2012. Household consumption expenditures increased by 1.9 percent and general government consumption expenditures grew by 1.1 percent non-adjusted.
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