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  • 28
    Sep

    Return to slower growth

    Sweden's economy continued to grow at a lower rate in the second quarter compared with the strong upturn in 2015. GDP growth is thereby roughly in line with average growth over the last five years. Economic development continues to be domestically driven, with housing investments in the lead, although the previously strong growth for household consumption has come to a standstill. Exports dropped for the second quarter in a row.

  • 27
    Sep

    Retail trade increased in August

    The retail trade sales volume increased by 2.8 percent in August compared with the same month last year. Retail sales for consumables decreased by 1.1 percent while retail sales for durables increased by 5.8 percent. The information is working-day adjusted.

  • 27
    Sep

    Net trade balance at SEK -10.3 billion in August

    In August 2016 Swedish exports of goods amounted to SEK 87.4 billion, while imports of goods amounted to SEK 97.7 billion. As a result, the net trade balance was SEK -10.3 billion.

  • 27
    Sep

    Lower growth rate for household loans

    Loans from Monetary Finance Institutions (MFIs) to households had an annual growth rate of 7.5 percent in August. This is a decrease of 0.1 percentage points compared with July. In total, households' loans from MFIs amounted to SEK 3 453 billion in August. This is an increase of SEK 14 billion compared with the previous month and SEK 239 billion compared with the corresponding month last year.

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