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    Retail trade increased in February

    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.

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    Producer prices decreased in February 2017

    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.

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    Exports and imports of goods were of equal size in February

    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.

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    Growth rate for households’ loans unchanged

    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.

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    Number of persons receiving economic support decreased

    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.

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  • Elisabeth Hopkins new Director at Statistics Sweden

    Elisabeth Hopkins has been recommended as the new Director of the National Accounts Department at Statistics Sweden. Hopkins currently holds a position as Head of the Analysis and Forecast Department at the Swedish Social Insurance Agency. She will take up her duties at Statistics Sweden on 1 May 2017.

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  • Helen Stoye Acting Director General

    Helen Stoye has been appointed Acting Director General of Statistics Sweden and will take office on 15 March.

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