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Tuesday November 29 2016
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.
Monday November 28 2016
Swedish Trade Gap Narrows In October  
Swedish trade deficit decreased to SEK 2.7 billion in October of 2016 compared to a SEK 3.1 billion gap in the same month a year earlier.
Thursday October 27 2016
Sweden Holds Key Rate at -0.5%  
The central bank of Sweden left its benchmark repo rate unchanged at -0.5 percent on October 27th 2016 as widely expected, saying the upturn in the Swedish economy is continuing, but it will take longer for the inflation to reach the 2 percent target. The SEK 245 billion quantitative easing programme was left steady but the central bank added that it is prepared to extend the purchases of government bonds and that the probability of a rate cut increased.
Tuesday September 27 2016
Swedish Trade Gap Hits Record High in August  
Swedish trade deficit increased sharply to SEK 10.3 billion in August 2016 compared to SEK 2.7 billion in the same month a year earlier. It was the biggest trade gap on record, as exports decreased by 2 percent while imports increased by 7 percent. Trade with countries outside the EU resulted in a surplus of SEK 4.5 billion, while EU trade resulted in a deficit of SEK 14.8 billion.
Wednesday September 14 2016
Swedish Q2 GDP Growth Revised Up to 0.5%  
Sweden's gross domestic product was upwardly revised to growth of 0.5 percent in the second quarter of 2016 from the previous three month period, following a 0.4 percent expansion in the first quarter. Government expenditure and fixed investment were the main contributors to growth while household consumption was unchanged and net external demand contributed negatively.
Wednesday September 07 2016
Sweden Leaves Key Rate Steady at -0.5%  
The central bank of Sweden left its benchmark repo rate unchanged at -0.5 percent on September 7th 2016 as widely expected, saying the inflation is rising and the economy is developing strongly but there's still considerable uncertainty abroad. Policymakers added that will likely not start raising rates until the second half of next year.
Monday August 29 2016
Sweden Trade Surplus Widens in July  
Sweden recorded at SEK 0.5 billion trade surplus in July of 2016 compared with a SEK 0.4 billion surplus a year earlier. Exports and imports declined by 4 percent. Trade with EU countries resulted in a deficit of SEK 9.0 billion while outside the EU resulted in a surplus of SEK 9.5 billion
Friday July 29 2016
Sweden GDP Growth at 3-Year Low of 0.3% in Q2  
The Swedish economy expanded 0.3 percent on quarter in the three months to June of 2016, following a downwardly revised 0.4 percent growth in the previous period and much lower than market expectations of a 0.7 percent expansion. It is the worst performance since a contraction in the second quarter of 2013 as investment stalled and exports fell, preliminary estimates showed.
Wednesday July 27 2016
Swedish Trade Surplus Narrows by 71% YoY in June  
Sweden recorded at SEK 1.8 billion trade surplus in June of 2016 compared with a SEK 6.3 billion surplus a year earlier. Exports went down 4 percent and imports fell at slower rate of 0.3 percent. Trade with EU countries resulted in a deficit of SEK 13.6 billion while outside the EU resulted in a surplus of SEK 11.5 billion. It was the first trade gap since November 2015.
Wednesday July 06 2016
Sweden Holds Repo Rate at -0.5%, Lowers Rate Path  
Sweden's central bank left its benchmark repo rate unchanged at -0.50 percent on July 6th and said there will be a longer delay until the repo rate begins to be raised. Although economic activity is strengthening, policymakers noted that uncertainty over economic developments abroad has increased as a consequence of the result of the British referendum on the EU. The bank also said it was ready to make monetary policy more expansionary if the inflation prospects deteriorate.
Tuesday June 28 2016
Sweden Trade Balance Swings to Deficit in May  
Sweden recorded at SEK 2.1 billion trade deficit in May of 2016 compared with a SEK 1.8 billion surplus a year earlier. Exports increased 1 percent and imports rose at faster 5 percent. Trade with EU countries resulted in a deficit of SEK 13.6 billion while outside the EU resulted in a surplus of SEK 11.5 billion. It was the first trade gap since November 2015.
Monday May 30 2016
Swedish GDP Growth Hits 6-Quarter Low  
The Swedish economy advanced a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent on the quarter in the three months to March of 2016, following an upwardly revised 1.6 percent expansion in the previous period and missing market expectations of 0.7 percent growth. It was the lowest reading since the third quarter of 2014, as public spending and investment grew at a slower pace while net exports dragged expansion down.
Thursday May 26 2016
Swedish Trade Surplus at 10-Month High in April  
Swedish trade surplus increased to SEK 4.4 billion in April of 2016 compared with a SEK 3.5 billion surplus a year earlier, as exports were unchanged while imports declined by 1.0 percent. Trade with countries outside the EU resulted in a surplus of SEK 16.5 billion, while the EU trade resulted in a deficit of SEK 12.1 billion. It was the highest reading since June 2015.
Wednesday April 27 2016
Swedish Trade Surplus Widens in March  
Swedish trade surplus increased to SEK 3.9 billion in March of 2016 compared with a SEK 3.3 billion surplus a year earlier, as both exports and imports declined by 3 percent. It was the highest reading since December last year.
Thursday April 21 2016
Sweden Leaves Key Rate at -0.5%  
The central bank of Sweden kept its benchmark repo rate at -0.5 percent on April 21st, 2016 and expanded its programme of asset purchases for a further SEK 45 Billion during the second half of the year. Although inflation is rising, the upturn is fitful and policymakers showed concerns about uncertainty over global developments. The bank also said that its monetary policy needs to continue to be expansionary, in order to reduce the risk of the krona appreciating faster than forecasted and a break in the upturn in inflation.
Tuesday March 29 2016
Sweden Trade Balance Swings to Deficit  
Sweden recorded a SEK 0.2 billion deficit in February of 2016 compared with a SEK 2.9 billion surplus a year earlier while missing market expectations of SEK 2.5 billion surplus. Exports rose 1 percent while imports went up at a faster 4 percent.
Monday February 29 2016
Swedish Q4 GDP Growth Highest in 5 Years  
The Swedish economy advanced a seasonally adjusted 1.3 percent on quarter in the three months to December of 2015, following an upwardly revised 1 percent growth in the previous period and beating market expectations of 0.7 percent. It was the fastest growth rate since the fourth quarter of 2010, as both domestic and external demand contributed to growth.
Thursday February 25 2016
Sweden Trade Surplus Narrows in January  
Swedish trade surplus decreased to SEK 1.6 billion in January of 2016 from a revised SEK 2.3 billion surplus a year earlier. Exports fell 3.7 percent and imports declined at a slower 2 percent.
Thursday February 11 2016
Sweden Cuts Repo Rate to -0.5%  
The central bank of Sweden cut its benchmark repo rate by 15 bps to -0.5 percent on February 11th 2016, as inflation is expected to be lower this year than previously anticipated while saying there is still scope to cut the repo rate further to safeguard the inflation target. The move compares with market expectations of a 10 bps cut.
Thursday January 28 2016
Swedish Trade Surplus At 6-Month High in December  
Swedish trade surplus increased to SEK 4.7 billion in December of 2015 from a SEK 0.4 billion surplus a year earlier. It was the highest reading since June, as exports rose 7 percent while imports at a slower 2 percent.
Tuesday December 29 2015
Swedish Trade Gap Widens to Record High in November  
Swedish trade deficit increased to SEK 5.2 billion in November of 2015 from a SEK 0.5 billion gap a year earlier. It was the highest trade gap recorded so far, as exports rose 5 percent while imports went up at a faster 10 percent.
Tuesday December 15 2015
Sweden Holds Key Rate at -0.35%  
The Riksbank kept its repo rate unchanged at -0.35 percent as expected on December 15th. The board is highly prepared to make monetary policy even more expansionary, in order to safeguard the resilience of the upturn in inflation.
Monday November 30 2015
Swedish Economy Grows 0.8% in Q3  
The Swedish economy advanced a seasonally adjusted 0.8 percent on quarter in the three months to September of 2015, following a downwardly revised 1 percent growth in the previous period but beating market expectations of 0.4 percent. While government expenditure grew at a slower pace, household consumption and fixed investment expanded further.
Thursday November 26 2015
Sweden Trade Balance Swings to Deficit  
Sweden recorded a SEK 0.9 billion deficit in October of 2015, compared to a SEK 0.4 billion surplus a year earlier, due to a 1 percent fall in exports while imports were unchanged. It is the third trade gap this year.
Wednesday October 28 2015
Sweden Leaves Key Rate at -0.35%  
The Riksbank kept its repo rate unchanged at -0.35 percent on October 28th and expanded its programme of asset purchases for a further SEK 65 Billion. Although economic activity is strengthening and inflation is showing an upward trend, policymakers showed concerns about uncertainty regarding the strength of the global economy. The bank also said it is ready to make monetary policy even more expansionary if the inflation prospects deteriorate.
Tuesday October 27 2015
Swedish Trade Surplus Widens in September  
Swedish trade surplus increased to SEK 3.3 billion in September of 2015 from a SEK 1.2 billion surplus a year earlier, as exports grew 2 percent while imports remained unchanged.
Monday September 28 2015
Sweden Posts Biggest Trade Deficit in 12 Months  
Sweden recorded a SEK 3.6 billion deficit in August of 2015, the second consecutive gap and compared to a SEK 3.7 billion deficit a year earlier. Exports and imports rose at the same pace.
Friday September 11 2015
Swedish GDP Growth Beats Expectations  
The Swedish economy expanded 1.1 percent on quarter in the three months to June of 2015, better than a preliminary estimate of 1 percent. It is the highest growth rate in nearly two years as household spending accelerated slightly while investment and exports rebounded.
Thursday September 03 2015
Sweden Leaves Rates Unchanged  
The central bank of Sweden left the repo rate on hold at -0.35 percent on September 2nd, 2015, following a 10bps cut in July, saying the economy is strengthening and inflation is rising. The central bank’s asset purchase program was also left unchanged.
Wednesday August 26 2015
Swedish Trade Surplus at 10-Month Low  
Sweden trade balance posted a SEK 0.3 billion surplus, narrowing sharply from a SEK 1.3 billion surplus a year earlier as imports’ growth doubled the one for exports.
Thursday July 30 2015
Sweden GDP Expands 1% in Q2  
The Swedish economy advanced a seasonally adjusted 1 percent in the second quarter of 2015 following 0.4 percent growth in the previous period and above market expectations. It is the strongest expansion since the last quarter of 2013.
Friday July 24 2015
Sweden Trade Surplus Widens to 3-Year High in June  
Swedish trade surplus increased to SEK 8.4 billion in June of 2015 from a SEK 4.2 billion surplus a year earlier, as exports grew at a faster pace than imports. It was the highest value since June 2012.
Thursday July 02 2015
Swedish Central Bank Unexpectedly Cuts Rate  
The Central Bank of Sweden lowered its repo rate by 0.1 p.p. to -0.35 percent on July 2nd and expanded its programme of asset purchases by SEK 45 Billion, as measures to support the upturn in inflation.
Friday June 26 2015
Sweden Trade Balance Swings into Surplus  
Swedish trade balance swung into a SEK 2300 million surplus in May of 2015 compared with a SEK 1600 million deficit a year earlier.
Friday May 29 2015
Sweden GDP Growth Slows in Q1  
The Swedish economy advanced a seasonally adjusted 0.4 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2015, following a downwardly revised 0.8 percent growth in the previous period and below market expectations. While public and private spending slowed, investment and exports of goods contracted.
Wednesday May 27 2015
Sweden Trade Surplus Widens to 2-Year High in April  
Swedish trade surplus increased to SEK 5.7 billion in April of 2015 from SEK 2.4 billion surplus a year earlier as exports grew at a faster pace than imports. It was the highest value since May 2013.
Wednesday April 29 2015
Swedish Central Bank Leaves Rate on Hold  
The Central Bank of Sweden kept its repo rate unchanged at -0.25 percent on April 29th and expanded its programme of asset purchases to SEK 40-50 Billion.
Tuesday April 28 2015
Sweden Trade Surplus Widens in March  
Swedish trade surplus increased to SEK 4.2 billion in March of 2015 from SEK 0.8 billion surplus a year earlier as exports grew at a faster pace than imports.
Thursday March 26 2015
Sweden Trade Surplus Narrows in February  
Swedish trade surplus decreased to SEK 4.6 billion in February of 2015 from SEK 5.8 billion surplus a year earlier as both exports and imports fell.
Wednesday March 18 2015
Sweden Cuts Repo Rate to -0.25%  
Central Bank of Sweden cut its key repo rate by 0.15 percentage point to -0.25 percent and expanded its programme of asset purchases to SEK30 Billion during an unscheduled meeting held on March 18th .
Friday February 27 2015
Sweden GDP Growth Beats Estimates  
The Swedish economy advanced a seasonally adjusted 1.1 percent on quarter in the last three months of 2014, following a revised 0.5 percent increase in the previous period and better than market expectations. It is the highest growth rate in seven quarters, due to a surge in investment and private consumption.
Thursday February 26 2015
Sweden Trade Surplus Narrows in January  
Swedish trade surplus decreased to SEK 3.5 billion in January of 2015 compared with a SEK 4.7 billion surplus a year earlier.
Thursday February 12 2015
Sweden Cuts Key Rate to -0.1%, Shifts to Asset Buying  
Swedish central bank lowered its key repo rate by 10 bps to -0.1 percent on February 12th, aiming to tackle low inflation. Policymakers will also buy SEK 10 billion government bonds and said they are prepared to do more at short notice.
Tuesday January 27 2015
Sweden Posts Trade Surplus in December  
Sweden recorded a SEK 0.4 billion surplus in December of 2014, compared with a SEK 0.2 billion deficit a year earlier, as exports rose 4.83 percent and imports increased at a slightly lower 4.12 percent.
Tuesday December 30 2014
Sweden Posts Trade Deficit in November  
Swedish trade balance swung to a SEK 700 million deficit in November of 2014, compared with a SEK 3800 billion surplus a year earlier, as imports increased and exports showed no growth.
Tuesday December 16 2014
Sweden Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged  
The Riksbank decided to leave the benchmark repo rate on hold at 0 percent in December, saying inflation is too low. Policymakers also said further expansionary measures were being prepared.
Friday November 28 2014
Swedish Economy Slows in Q3  
Sweden’s GDP advanced a seasonally adjusted 0.3 percent on quarter in the three months to September of 2014, slowing from the previous quarter but beating market forecasts.
Wednesday November 26 2014
Sweden Posts Trade Deficit in October  
Swedish trade balance turned into a SEK 0.2 billion deficit in October of 2014 compared with a SEK 3.3 billion surplus a year earlier, as imports rose faster than exports.
Tuesday October 28 2014
Sweden Trade Surplus Narrows Sharply in September  
Swedish trade surplus decreased to SEK 1.4 billion in September of 2014 compared with a SEK 5.1 billion surplus a year earlier as imports surged 14 percent. Yet, there was one more weekday in September than in last year.
Tuesday October 28 2014
Sweden Cuts Interest Rate to 0%  
At its October 28th meeting, the Riksbank decided to cut the repo rate by 0.25 percentage points to zero percent, aiming to fight low inflation. It is the lowest rate on record and it is not expected to rise until the middle of 2016.
Friday September 26 2014
Sweden Trade Balance Swings to Deficit in August  
Swedish reported a trade deficit SEK 2.8 billion in August of 2014 compared to SEK 1.9 billion surplus a year ago, as exports remained unchanged while imports grew faster. In July, the country posted a revised SEK 2.4 billion trade surplus.
Thursday September 18 2014
Swedish GDP Growth Revised Up in Q2  
The Swedish economy expanded a seasonally adjusted 0.7 percent on quarter in the three months to June, up from a preliminary estimate of a 0.2 percent expansion.
Thursday September 04 2014
Swedish Central Bank Maintains Rate  
At its September, 4th meeting, the Executive Board of the Riksbank decided to maintain the repo rate at 0.25 percent, as inflation has been a bit higher than expected in recent months. The central bank also said that rate increases are not expected to begin until the end of 2015.
Wednesday August 27 2014
Sweden Trade Surplus Narrows in July  
Swedish trade surplus fell to SEK 1.9 billion in July of 2014, following a revised SEK 5.4 billion surplus in the previous month and SEK 3.8 billion a year ago, as imports grew faster than exports.
Wednesday July 30 2014
Swedish Economy Returns to Growth in Q2  
Sweden’s GDP advanced a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent on quarter in the April to June period, recovering from a 0.1 percent contraction in the first quarter. The figure came below market expectations, as household consumption was not enough to offset a drop in exports.
Friday July 25 2014
Sweden Trade Balance Returns to Surplus  
The Swedish foreign trade in goods resulted in a trade surplus of SEK 5.2 billion in June of 2014, following a revised SEK 0.2 billion gap in the previous month. In June of 2013 the trade surplus was SEK 3.9 billion.
Thursday July 03 2014
Swedish Central Bank Cuts Rates to 0.25%  
At its July 3rd meeting, the Executive Board of the Riksbank reduced the repo rate by 50 bps to 0.25 percent, as inflation remains lower than expected. The central bank also said that rate increases are not expected to begin until the end of 2015.
Friday June 27 2014
Sweden Trade Surplus Narrows in May  
Swedish trade surplus fell to SEK 0.2 billion in May of 2014 from a revised SEK 4.1 billion in April and SEK 3.7 billion a year earlier, due to a surge in imports.
Friday May 30 2014
Swedish GDP Disappoints in Q1  
Sweden's economy contracted a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent in the first quarter of 2014 compared with the previous period, mainly due to a surge in imports.
Tuesday May 27 2014
Sweden Trade Surplus Nearly Doubles in April  
Swedish trade surplus increased to SEK 4.6 billion in April of 2014 from SEK 2.5 billion in the previous month, driven by a fall in imports.
Monday April 28 2014
Swedish Trade Surplus Narrows in March  
In March of 2014, Sweden’s trade surplus decreased to SEK 2.6 billion according to preliminary estimates, down from a SEK 6.1 billion surplus a year earlier and a revised SEK 5.3 billion in the previous month. The number of weekdays in March was one more compared to March of 2013.
Wednesday April 09 2014
Swedish Central Bank Holds Rates  
At its April 9th, 2014 meeting, the Executive Board of the Riksbank decided to leave the repo rate unchanged at 0.75 percent. Although the repo rate is expected to remain at this low level for around a year, the central bank said it now saw a greater possibility that it may need to cut rates in the near-term as inflation remains weak.
Wednesday March 26 2014
Swedish Trade Surplus Narrows 7% YoY  
In February of 2014, Sweden’s trade surplus narrowed slightly to SEK 5.0 billion, compared to a revised SEK 5.1 billion the month before and SEK 5.4 billion a year earlier
Friday February 28 2014
Sweden GDP Growth Accelerates in Q4  
In the last three months of 2013, Swedish GDP advanced 1.7 percent on a quarter-on-quarter seasonally adjusted basis, up from a revised 0.5 percent in the previous quarter and better than market expectations. The economy advanced 1.5 percent in 2013 compared to the previous year.
Thursday February 27 2014
Swedish Trade Surplus Widened in January  
In January of 2014, Sweden’s trade surplus increased to SEK 5.8 billion up by SEK 1.1 billion from last year’s figure and by a revised SEK 5.3 billion in December of 2013.
Thursday February 13 2014
Swedish Monetary Policy Unchanged in February  
At its February 13th, 2014 meeting, the Executive Board of the Riksbank has decided to leave the repo rate on hold at 0.75 percent, after last meeting’s cut. The Bank said that the prospects for 2014 are good, economic activity is strengthening and the labour market is improving, but inflation is expected to be low over the coming yea, thus no rate hikes are expected until the beginning of 2015.
Tuesday January 28 2014
Swedish Trade Surplus Narrows in December  
In December of 2013, Sweden's trade surplus fell to SEK 1.4 billion, compared to an upwardly revised SEK 4.9 billion a month earlier, but widened from SEK 300 million last year. For the whole 2013, the trade surplus decreased for the second consecutive year to SEK 59.4 billion.
Tuesday December 17 2013
Swedish Central Bank Lowers Repo Rate to 0.75%  
In its December 17th meeting, the Executive Board of the Riksbank has decided to cut the repo rate by 0.25 percentage points to 0.75 percent. The Board cited low inflation to cut the rate to its lowest level since September of 2010.
Friday November 29 2013
Swedish Economy Advances 0.1% QoQ in Q3  
In the third quarter of 2013, Sweden's GDP expanded by a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent quarter-on-quarter, recovering from a 0.1 percent drop in the previous three-month period.
Wednesday November 27 2013
Sweden Trade Surplus Narrowed in October  
In October of 20103, Swedish trade surplus narrowed to SEK 4.4 billion, down from SEK 7.1 billion in October of 2012. Both exports and imports were down on the year, but exports decreased at a faster pace.
Monday October 28 2013
Swedish Trade Surplus Narrows in September  
In September, Sweden’s trade surplus decreased to SEK 5.6 billion from SEK 6.4 billion in September of 2012.The value of exports decreased by 3 percent, while the imports shrank by 2 percent.
Thursday October 24 2013
Swedish Central Bank Leaves Rates on Hold in October  
In its October meeting, the Executive Board of the Riksbank has decided to keep the repo rate unchanged at 1.0 percent. The Board cited low inflation and slow economic recovery against high household debt.
Friday September 13 2013
Swedish GDP Growth Revised Down to -0.2% in Q2  
In Q2, Sweden's gross domestic product contracted 0.2 compared to the previous quarter, down from a preliminary estimate of -0.1 percent. This is 0.5 percentage points lower than the rate registered in Q1, mainly due to falling investment.
Thursday September 05 2013
Swedish Central Bank Keeps Rates Unchanged in September  
In its September meeting, the Executive Board of the Riksbank has decided to hold the repo rate unchanged at 1.0 percent. The Board underlined that Sweden's economy is beginning to improve and that inflation is expected to remain at just over 1 percent in the near term.
Tuesday August 27 2013
Swedish Trade Surplus Widens in July  
In July, Sweden's trade surplus increased to SEK 3.7 billion from a net trade surplus of SEK 2.8 billion in July of 2012. Exports decreased by 2 percent year on year while imports decreased by 3 percent.
Tuesday July 30 2013
Swedish GDP Falls 0.1% QoQ in Q2  
In Q2, Sweden's gross domestic product contracted 0.1 compared to the previous quarter. This is 0.2 percentage points lower than the rate registered in Q1, mainly due to weaker-than-expected private consumption. On an annual basis, economic growth slowed to 0.6 percent from 1.7 percent in Q1.
Wednesday July 03 2013
Riksbank Keeps Swedish Interest Rate Unchanged at 1.0%  
In its July meeting, the Executive Board of the Riksbank has decided to hold the repo rate unchanged at 1.0 percent. The Board underlined that Swedish economy is on the way to recovery and that inflation is expected to remain low for a while longer.
Thursday June 27 2013
Swedish Trade Surplus Narrows in May  
In May, Swedish foreign trade in goods resulted in a net trade surplus of SEK 5.7 billion. In May of 2012 the net trade surplus was SEK 10.1 billion. Compared to same month of the previous year, exports decreased by 12 percent in value, while imports decreased by 8 percent.
Wednesday May 29 2013
Swedish Economy Expands 0.6% QoQ in Q1  
Sweden’s GDP increased 0.6 percent, seasonally adjusted and compared to the fourth quarter of 2012. Sweden’s GDP increased 1.7 percent, working-day adjusted and compared to the first quarter of 2012. The first quarter of 2013 had two working days less compared to the first quarter of 2012. This means that working-day adjusted GDP is 0.9 percentage points higher than actual GDP.
Tuesday May 28 2013
Swedish Trade Surplus Rises in April  
In April 2013 Swedish exports of goods amounted to SEK 93.9 billion, while imports of goods amounted to SEK 85.1 billion. As a result, the net trade balance was SEK 8.8 billion. In April 2012 the net trade surplus was SEK 3.4 billion.
Tuesday May 14 2013
Sweden Inflation Rate Down to -0.5% in April  
The inflation rate was -0.5 percent in April, down from 0.0 percent in March. The Swedish Consumer Price Index decreased by an average of 0.2 percent from March 2013 to April 2013 (0.2 percent increase from March 2012 to April 2012).
Friday April 26 2013
Sweden Trade Surplus Widens in March  
In March 2013, Swedish exports of goods amounted to SEK 91.8 billion, while imports of goods amounted to SEK 85.0 billion. As a result, the net trade balance was SEK 6.8 billion. In March 2012 the net trade surplus was SEK 4.8 billion.
Wednesday April 17 2013
Sweden Benchmark Interest Rate Unchanged at 1.0%  
The Executive Board of the Riksbank has decided to hold the repo rate unchanged at 1.0 percent and to make a downward adjustment to the repo-rate path. Increases in the repo rate are not expected to begin until the second half of 2014.
Thursday April 11 2013
Sweden Inflation Rate Up to 0.0% in March.  
The inflation rate was 0.0 percent in March, up from -0.2 percent in February. The Swedish Consumer Price Index increased by an average of 0.4 percent from February 2013 to March 2013 (0.3 percent increase from February 2012 to March 2012).
Wednesday March 27 2013
Sweden Trade Surplus Widens in February  
Foreign trade in goods resulted in a net trade surplus of SEK 7.1 billion in February 2013 according to preliminary calculations. In February 2012 the net trade surplus was SEK 4.2 billion.
Friday March 01 2013
Sweden Economy Stagnates in Q4  
Seasonally adjusted the GDP was unchanged compared with the third quarter of 2012. Household consumption expenditures increased by 1.9 percent and general government consumption expenditures grew by 1.1 percent non-adjusted. Sweden's GDP increased by 1.4 percent, working-day adjusted and compared to the fourth quarter of 2011.
Wednesday February 27 2013
Sweden Trade Surplus Narrows In January From a Year Earlier  
In January 2013 Swedish exports of goods amounted to SEK 92.1 billion, while imports of goods amounted to SEK 86.1 billion. As a result, the net trade balance was SEK 6.0 billion. In January 2012 the net trade surplus was SEK 10.0 billion.
Monday February 25 2013
Sweden Trade Surplus Narrows in December  
In December of 2012, Swedish exports of goods amounted to SEK 80.7 billion, while imports of goods amounted to SEK 80.0 billion. As a result, the net trade balance was SEK 0.7 billion. In December 2011 the net trade surplus was SEK 2.3 billion.
Friday December 28 2012
Sweden Net Trade Decreases in November  
In November 2012 Swedish exports of goods amounted to SEK 99.2 billion, while imports of goods amounted to SEK 95.6 billion. As a result, the net trade balance was SEK 3.6 billion. In November 2011 the net trade surplus was SEK 4.0 billion.
Tuesday December 18 2012
Sweden Interest Rate Cut to 1%  
The Executive Board of the Riksbank has decided to cut the repo rate by 0.25 percentage points to 1.0 per cent, to support the Swedish economy so that inflation rises towards the target of 2 per cent.
Monday December 17 2012
Sweden Gross Domestic Product expands 0.5% in Q3  
In Sweden, the seasonally adjusted Gross Domestic Product grew by 0.5 percent compared with the second quarter of 2012 according to a release by Statistics Sweden.
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