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  • 22 Sep
    Non-financial corporations issued more debt securities

    The non-financial corporations increased their borrowing in both issued securities and loans in monetary financial institutions during the second quarter 2017. During the three latest quarters, borrowing through issued securities has increased more than loans issued by monetary financial institutions.

  • 18 Sep
    Decreased liability in debt securities

    Total Swedish liability in debt securities decreased in August by SEK 18 billion, to SEK 7 480 billion. This decrease is largely due to maturity on bonds denominated in Swedish kronor, as well as weakened exchange rates in the most significant currencies of issue, USD, EUR and GBP. Debt securities denominated in USD and EUR were issued with a net value of SEK 24 and SEK 10 billion, respectively. Despite this, borrowing in USD only increased by SEK 3 billion, while borrowing in EUR decreased by SEK 3 billion. Borrowing in GBP decreased by SEK 8 billion, despite issuance with a net value of SEK 1 billion.

  • 15 Sep
    Construction costs rose by 2.6 percent on an annual basis

    Factor Price Index for multi-dwelling buildings rose by 0.1 percent between July and August 2017. Factor prices increased by 2.6 percent on an annual basis.

  • 14 Sep
    The number of employees continued to increase

    In August 2017, there were 5 109 000 employed persons aged 15–74, not seasonally adjusted. This was an increase of 148 000 persons compared with August 2016. There were 326 000 unemployed persons and the unemployment rate was 6.0 percent, a decrease of 0.6 percentage points. The number of hours worked averaged 133.4 million per week. According to calendar adjusted figures this was an increase of 2.9 percent. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows an increase in the number of employed persons and small changes in the unemployment rate, which was 6.7 percent.

  • 13 Sep
    Sweden’s GDP grew 1.3 percent in second quarter

    Sweden’s GDP increased by 1.3 percent in the second quarter of 2017, seasonally adjusted and compared with the first quarter of 2017. GDP increased by 3.1 percent, working-day adjusted and compared with the second quarter of 2016.

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Key figures for Sweden

Population 10 065 389

July 2017

Inflation rate according to CPIF 2.3 %

August 2017 compared with the same period previous year

Consumer Price Index (CPI) 323.18

August 2017

GDP, change in volume (seasonally adjusted) 1.3 %

2nd quarter 2017 compared with the previous period

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