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Statistical news

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    Friday 2017-02-24| Kommunal och regional energistatistik

    Electricity from wind power continues to increase

    Wind power is gaining ground in Sweden and electricity production from wind power increased by nearly 45 percent in 2015. During the year, nine counties had more electricity production from wind power than from conventional thermal power.

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    Thursday 2017-02-23| Fastighetstaxeringar

    Assessed values increased by 13 percent in 2016

    For multi-dwelling and commercial buildings and for owner-occupied dwellings, the total assessed value increased by 13 percent for comparable units between 2015 and 2016 in the 2016 real estate assessments.

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    Thursday 2017-02-23| Arbetskraftsundersökningarna (AKU)

    The number of permanent employees increased for the third year in a row

    In 2016 the number of employed persons aged 15–74 was 4 910 000, an increase of 73 000 compared with 2015. The number of unemployed persons decreased by 20 000 and was 367 000, while the unemployment rate decreased by 0.5 percentage points to 6.9 percent. The number of permanent employees was 3 680 000 in 2016, an increase of 85 000 persons compared with 2015. The number of permanent employees increased for third year in a row.

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    Thursday 2017-02-23| Sparbarometern

    Households’ loans increasing at a slower rate

    Households’ loans had a 6.7 percent annual rate of increase in the fourth quarter of 2016, which is 0.4 percentage points lower than in the third quarter. This is the second quarter in a row that the rate of increase has dropped. Households' financial savings, new savings minus increase in debt, amounted to SEK 13 billion in the fourth quarter of 2016, and were slightly lower than in the corresponding quarter in the last three years.

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    Thursday 2017-02-23| Kortperiodisk sysselsättningsstatistik (KS)

    Number of employees increased by 2.2 percent

    In the fourth quarter of 2016 the number of employees amounted to 4 577 400, an increase of 2.2 percent compared with the same quarter last year. Total gross pay amounted to SEK 422.6 billion, an increase of 5.7 percent. There were 92 200 job openings on the labour market, an increase of 13.7 percent.

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    Tuesday 2017-02-21| Befolkningsstatistik

    The largest population increase since 1861

    In 2016, the number of people listed in Sweden’s population register increased by 144 136, and at the end of the year the population figure was 9 995 153.

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    Monday 2017-02-20| Investeringsfonder, tillgångar och skulder

    Fund wealth continues to increase

    The total fund wealth of Swedish-registered investment funds amounted to SEK 3 346 billion at the end of 2016. This is an increase of SEK 141 billion compared with the previous quarter. Households’ directly owned fund wealth contributed SEK 17 billion to the increase.

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    Friday 2017-02-17| Konsumentprisindex (KPI)

    Inflation rate 1.4 percent

    In January 2017, the inflation rate according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) was 1.4 percent, down from 1.7 percent in December 2016. The CPI fell by 0.7 percent from December 2016 to January 2017. The CPI normally drops in January as a result of a normal seasonal pattern, in which mainly clothing and footwear prices decrease. In the corresponding period last year, the CPI decreased by 0.3 percent.

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    Thursday 2017-02-16| Värdepappersstatistik

    Increased borrowing through bonds and money market instruments

    The outstanding balance value in debt securities amounted to SEK 7 424 billion at the end of January, which was an increase of SEK 164 billion compared with the previous month. The increased borrowing is relatively evenly distributed between money market instruments and bonds and 66 percent is comprised of debt securities denominated in Swedish kronor.

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    Thursday 2017-02-16| Nybyggnad av bostäder

    More than 60 000 new dwellings started in 2016

    In 2016, construction of 63 100 dwellings was started in new buildings. This is an increase of 34 percent compared with 2015, when construction of 47 209 dwellings was started.

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