Swedish Economy Expands 0.5% In Q3


Sweden's gross domestic product advanced 0.5 percent in the third quarter of 2016, following an upwardly revised 0.6 percent expansion in the second quarter and in a line with market expectations, according to preliminary estimates. Household consumption rebounded and net external demand contributed positively while fixed investment and government expenditure were unchanged. On a yearly basis, the economy advanced 2.8 percent, easing from an upwardly revised 3.6 percent growth in the previous period and below market expectations of 3 percent.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, household consumption expanded 0.4 percent (-0.1 percent in Q2); while fixed investment remained unchanged (+1.9 percent in Q2); and general government expenditure also showed no growth (+1.2 percent in Q2). 

Net external demand contributed positively, as exports rose 1.3 percent (-0.4 percent in Q2) while imports grew 0.6 percent (+0.6 percent in Q2).

On the production side, service-producing industries increased by 0.7 percent (+1.4 percent in Q2) and production of goods rose by 0.2 percent (-1.1 percent in Q2). 

Employment measured as the total number of hours worked decreased by 0.1 percent and the number of persons employed fell by 0.3 percent.

Statistics Sweden | Yekaterina Guchshina | yekaterina@tradingeconomics.com
11/29/2016 9:16:53 AM