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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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    Norwegian ownership far the largest

    In Sweden, 37 492 holiday homes are owned by foreigners which is a marginal increase compared with 2015. Swedes living abroad own 13 063 holiday homes in the country. In 2016 foreign ownership of holiday homes in Sweden was 6.5 percent while expatriate Swedes owned 2.3 percent of all holiday homes in the country.

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    Households remain cautious in their financial investments

    Households continued to be cautious in their purchases of shares and funds in the fourth quarter 2016. Instead, households chose to save in bank accounts, and net purchases of tenant-owned apartments were at a record level in 2016. Central government financial savings were positive for the third consecutive quarter, and for 2016, central government financial savings amounted to SEK 52 billion.

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    Many new citizens in 2016

    In 2016, 60 343 people became Swedish citizens, which is a rise of 25 percent compared with the previous year. Never before have so many people received Swedish citizenship during one year. In the second half of the year, many former British citizens applied for and were granted Swedish citizenship. This was probably a reaction to the UK European Union membership referendum.

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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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