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National accounts, third quarter 2018

Sweden’s GDP decreased 0.2 percent in third quarter of 2018

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2018-11-29 9.30

Sweden’s GDP decreased by 0.2 percent in the third quarter of 2018, seasonally adjusted, compared with the second quarter of 2018. GDP increased by 1.6 percent, working-day adjusted, compared with the third quarter of 2017.

Household consumption expenditures decreased by 1.0 percent and government consumption expenditures remained unchanged, seasonally adjusted, compared with the previous quarter. Changes in inventories reduced GDP growth by 0.4 percentage points in the third quarter. Gross fixed capital formation increased by 0.8 percent. Exports grew by 0.3 percent and imports declined by 0.6 percent. Market production of goods and services decreased by 0.2 percent, seasonally adjusted. Production of goods fell by 1.1 percent and service-producing industries rose by 0.3 percent. Employment measured as the total number of hours worked rose by 0.2 percent, seasonally adjusted, and the total number of persons employed rose by 0.3 percent, seasonally adjusted.

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