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  • 30
    Sep

    General government finance surplus 2015

    In 2015, general government finances were in balance according to the EU convergence requirements. This implies that Sweden, as in previous years, has met the requirements. Compared to 2014, general government finances strenghtened by SEK 70 billion.

  • 30
    Sep

    Labour costs increased in July

    The Labour Cost Index (AKI) for the private sector in July 2016 was 120.9 for wage earners and 123.6 for salaried employees. Compared to July 2015, labour costs have increased by 4.9 percent for wage earners and 2.6 percent for salaried employees.

  • 29
    Sep

    Reduced foreign portfolio assets during last half of 2015

    At the end of 2015, Sweden's holdings of foreign portfolio assets amounted to SEK 4 378 billion. Compared to 30 June 2015, this is a decrease of SEK 228 billion or 5 percent. Holdings of foreign shares and investment fund shares as well as debt securities decreased.

  • 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.

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  • 88 000 residents now have the chance to have their say about their municipality

    The time has come for the autumn round of Statistics Sweden's Citizen Survey. Some 88 000 residents in 81 municipalities around Sweden will be receiving a questionnaire in the post and will thus have the chance to have their say about the activities in their municipalities and what it is like to live there.

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    On 29 April the environmental accounts at Statistics Sweden will publish statistics on emissions to air for 2015. 

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