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  • 21 Mar
    New Swedish citizens from 160 countries

    Many foreign citizens have been granted Swedish citizenship in the past two years. In 2017, 68 898 persons from over 160 countries became Swedish citizens, which is an increase of 14 percent compared with the previous record, in 2016. A large part of this increase can be explained by the large immigration from Syria in recent years. Syrian citizens were the largest group to be granted Swedish citizenship, 8 635 persons, which is nearly twice as many as in the previous year.

  • 20 Mar
    Liabilities in the private sector continued to increase

    Households and non-financial corporations increased their loans in monetary financial institutions by SEK 57 billion and SEK 30 billion, respectively, in the fourth quarter of 2017. Borrowing through debt securities has become a more important form of financing for non-financial corporations and has gradually increased on an annual basis in recent years.

  • 16 Mar
    Borrowing in bonds continues to increase

    Borrowing in debt securities increased by SEK 189 billion in February and amounted to SEK 7 854 billion at the end of the month. Total borrowing consisted mainly of bonds valued at SEK 6 622 billion, up by SEK 175 billion compared with the previous month.

  • 15 Mar
    Construction costs rose by 2.7 percent on an annual basis

    The Construction cost index for multi-dwelling buildings rose by 0.4 percent between January and February 2018 and increased by 2.7 percent on an annual basis.

  • 15 Mar
    Sound economic growth continued in the fourth quarter

    The Swedish economy grew at a slightly higher rate during the fourth quarter 2017 compared with the previous quarter.

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Key figures for Sweden

Population 10 128 320

January 2018

Inflation rate according to CPIF 1.7 %

February 2018 compared with the same period previous year

Consumer Price Index (CPI) 324.87

February 2018

GDP, change in volume (seasonally adjusted) 0.9 %

4th quarter 2017 compared with the previous period

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