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    Labour costs increased in July

    The Labour Cost Index (AKI) for the private sector in July 2014 was 112.9 for wage-earners and 116.7 for salaried employees. Compared to July 2013, labour costs have increased by 2.8 percent for wage-earners and 3.5 percent for salaried employees.

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    General government deficit continued in 2013

    Net lending and net borrowing in the general government sector amounted to SEK -50 billion in 2013, according to the EU convergence requirements. In relation to GDP the deficit equalled -1.3 percent in 2013, implying that Sweden, as in previous years, has met the requirements. Compared to 2012 however, the deficit increased by SEK 16 billion.

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    Retail trade increased in August

    The retail trade sales volume increased by 4.6 percent in August compared to the same month last year. Retail sales for consumables increased by 1.8 percent while retail sales for durables increased by 7.1 percent. The information is working day adjusted.

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    Net trade balance at SEK -2.8 billion in August

    In August 2014 Swedish exports of goods amounted to SEK 84.2 billion, while imports of goods amounted to SEK 87.0 billion. As a result, the net trade balance was minus SEK 2.8 billion.

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