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The retail trade sales volume increased by 2.7 percent in February compared with the same month last year. Retail sales in consumables increased by 0.3 percent, while retail sales in durables increased by 4.8 percent. This information is working-day adjusted.
Producer prices decreased by 0.8 percent between January and February. In the same period, prices decreased by 1.7 percent on the import market and by 1.6 percent on the export market, mainly due to an appreciation of the Swedish krona. Prices were unchanged on the domestic market.
In February 2017, both Swedish exports and imports of goods amounted to SEK 101.6 billion. As a result, the net trade balance was SEK 0.0 billion.
Loans from Monetary Financial Institutions (MFIs) to households had an annual growth rate of 7.2 percent in February. This is the third month in a row with an unchanged growth rate. Households' loans from MFIs totalled SEK 3 563 billion in February. This is an increase of SEK 14 billion compared with the previous month and SEK 236 billion compared with the corresponding month last year.
The number of full-year persons receiving economic support in the form of social assistance or benefits decreased by 2.5 percent in 2016 to 793 215. This corresponds to 13.8 percent of the population, which is the lowest proportion ever measured.
Emissions to air
4th quarter 2016
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