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  • 25 May
    Most innovation co-operation in northern Sweden

    Results from the latest community innovation survey show that almost half of small or medium-sized enterprises had innovation activities in 2014–2016. At regional level, results show an even distribution of innovation activity across the country. The share of enterprises with innovation co-operation is largest in northern Sweden and logistics innovation is most common in Småland med öarna.

  • 25 May
    Industry lifts the 2018 forecast

    Industrial enterprises show a forecast on investments of SEK 72.1 billion (in current prices) for the full year 2018, which means no significant difference from the 2017 outcome. In the May survey, industrial enterprises’ forecast for 2018 was SEK 2.0 billion more than the forecast for 2018 in the February survey.

  • 24 May
    Higher energy prices affect import and export prices in April

    Producer prices increased by 0.6 percent between March and April. In the same period, prices increased by 1.9 percent on the import market and by 1.7 percent on the export market. On the domestic market, prices decreased by 0.6 percent.

  • 24 May
    Number of employees increased by 2.4 percent

    In the first quarter of 2018, there were 4 656 000 employees, an increase of 2.4 percent compared with the same quarter last year.

  • 24 May
    Total fund wealth continues to grow

    Total fund wealth in Swedish-registered investment funds was SEK 3 804 billion at the end of March 2018. This is an increase of SEK 42 billion compared with the fund wealth in the previous quarter. Fund wealth directly held by households contributed SEK 6 billion to the increase.

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Key figures for Sweden

Population 10 142 686

March 2018

Inflation rate according to CPIF 1.9 %

April 2018 compared with the same period previous year

Consumer Price Index (CPI) 327.10

April 2018

GDP, change in volume (seasonally adjusted) 0.9 %

4th quarter 2017 compared with the previous period

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percent of Swedes who work have an income below the EU’s at-risk-of-poverty threshold. The average in the European Union is 10 percent. 

Living Conditions Survey (ULF/SILC)

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