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  • 14 Dec
    45 percent of the enterprises in Sweden conducted innovation activities

    The latest survey of innovation activities in Swedish enterprises shows that 45 percent of the enterprises conducted innovation activities during 2014-2016. In the earlier innovation survey 2012-2014 the share of innovative enterprises was 46 percent.

  • 14 Dec
    Large unharvested areas in northern Sweden due to rain

    Autumn rains often made it difficult to harvest field crops in many regions in the country. In the counties of Västerbotten and Norrbotten, half of the grain area was left unharvested. In the counties of Gävleborg and Västernorrland, one fifth of the grain area was left unharvested.

  • 14 Dec
    Increase in employment and hours worked

    In November 2017, there were 5 035 000 employed persons aged 15–74, not seasonally adjusted. This was an increase of 88 000 persons compared with November 2016. The number of unemployed persons amounted to 308 000, which corresponds to an unemployment rate of 5.8 percent. The number of hours worked averaged 169.6 million per week, an increase of 2.6 percent according to calendar adjusted figures. Smoothed and seasonally adjusted data shows an increase in the employment rate and a decrease in the unemployment rate, which was 6.6 percent.

  • 13 Dec
    The property holdings are assessed to about SEK 8 100 billion

    The assessed value for all taxable real estate in Sweden increased by SEK 112,1 billion or 1.4 percent in the 2017 general and special assessment of real estate. The total assessed value of all taxable real estate in Sweden is now SEK 8 103 billion.

  • 13 Dec
    Steady growth in construction related sectors

    Enterprises in construction related sectors increased their net turnover 2016 due to an increased demand, which is explained by the fact that commencement of apartments increased by 26 percent compared with the previous year.

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Key figures for Sweden

Population 10 103 843

October 2017

Inflation rate according to CPIF 2.0 %

November 2017 compared with the same period previous year

Consumer Price Index (CPI) 324.04

November 2017

GDP, change in volume (seasonally adjusted) 0.8 %

3rd quarter 2017 compared with the previous period

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Photo of Viveka Palm How Statistics Sweden is involved in the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals

Progress in Sweden and in the world can be measured using statistics. Without reliable data, it is impossible to know whether we meet the goals of sustainable development. “Statistics are needed to provide an overview of the current situation and thereby stake out a path for the future,” says Viveka Palm at Statistics Sweden.

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Migration to Sweden has been significant in recent years and has contributed to an increased population. Statistics Sweden has estimated how the population would have looked like if we did not have any immigration or emigration since 1970. Population growth would have come to a standstill and we would have had a higher proportion of elderly persons.

Globe One country – 200 citizenships

In 2014, 43 500 foreign citizens received Swedish citizenship. This is a decrease of 13 percent compared to the previous year. However, the number of foreign citizens in Sweden increased during the year, and on New Year's Eve 740 000 persons from nearly 200 countries were in Sweden.

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Statistics Sweden's cooperation projects around the world

Statistics Sweden offers its expertise to develop capacity within statistical agencies and statistical systems in low and middle income countries through the transfer of knowledge.

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billion Swedish kronor was the households’ directly owned fund wealth in Swedish-registered investment funds at the end of June 2017.

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