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  • 19 Jan
    Holdings of foreign shares increased

    Swedish holdings in foreign portfolio assets amounted to SEK 4 854 billion at the end of the first six months of 2017. This is an increase of SEK 279 billion, corresponding to six percent, from December 2016. Holdings in shares increased by SEK 199 billion in the first six months of the year and contributed most to the increase.

  • 17 Jan
    Decreased liability in foreign currencies

    In December, borrowing in debt securities decreased by SEK 152 billion and amounted to SEK 7 624 billion at the end of the month. This decrease was mainly due to maturity and repurchase in bonds, as well as a strengthened Swedish krona against the euro, US dollar and British pound.

  • 15 Jan
    Large price increases on iron and steel

    Construction cost index for multi-dwelling buildings rose by 0.1 percent between November and December 2017 and increased by 2.8 percent on an annual basis.

  • 15 Jan
    Household consumption increased in November

    Household consumption increased by 0.5 percent in seasonally adjusted figures between October and November. In the last three-month period, consumption increased by 0.9 percent in seasonally adjusted figures compared with the previous three-month period. Household consumption increased by 2.1 percent in fixed prices and working day adjusted figures in November 2017 compared with November 2016.

  • 12 Jan
    Taxes from natural persons increased

    The final tax from natural persons increased by SEK 56 billion from 2016 to 2017. Taxes from legal persons decreased by SEK 4 billion.

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Key figures for Sweden

Population 10 112 669

November 2017

Inflation rate according to CPIF 1.9 %

December 2017 compared with the same period previous year

Consumer Price Index (CPI) 325.23

December 2017

GDP, change in volume (seasonally adjusted) 0.8 %

3rd quarter 2017 compared with the previous period

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