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  • 16 Aug
    The weakened USD reduced the value of borrowing in July

    The total Swedish debt in securities declined by SEK 49 billion to SEK 7 499 billion in July. The reduction was chiefly caused by a weakening of the USD against the SEK, which meant that the value of Swedish debt in USD fell by SEK 54 billion. Another explanation for the reduction is the maturity of securities denominated in EUR and GBP and the weakening of the EUR against the SEK.

  • 15 Aug
    Inflation rate according to CPI at 2.2 percent

    The inflation rate according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) was 2.2 percent in July 2017, up from 1.7 percent in June. The Swedish Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose by 0.5 percent from June to July 2017. In the corresponding period last year, the CPI increased by 0.1 percent.

  • 14 Aug
    Production in the business sector increased

    Production in the business sector increased by 0.4 percent in seasonally adjusted figures in June compared with May. Compared with the corresponding month of the previous year, production in the business sector increased by 6.2 percent in calendar-adjusted figures.

  • 14 Aug
    Unchanged household consumption in June

    Household consumption did not change in seasonally adjusted figures between May and June. During the last three-month period, consumption increased by 1.0 percent in seasonally adjusted figures compared with the previous three-month period. Household consumption increased by 2.4 percent in fixed prices and working day adjusted figures in June 2017 compared with June 2016.

  • 10 Aug
    Service production increased in June

    Service production increased by 0.2 percent in June 2017 compared with May in seasonally adjusted figures. Service production increased by 3.7 percent in volume and working day adjusted figures in June 2017 compared with the same month of the previous year.

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Key figures for Sweden

Population 10 042 928

May 2017

Inflation rate 2.2 %

July 2017

Consumer Price Index 323.69

July 2017

GDP, change in volume (seasonally adjusted) 1.7 %

2nd quarter 2017 compared with the previous period

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percent was the increase of the contribution to GDP from the Swedish business economy.

Structural Business statistics 2015

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