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Macro Comment SwedenHow will households react when interest rates are raised?

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Today, Sweden's household debt ratio is at an all-time high, while interest rates are at an all-time low. The obvious questions arise: What will happen when interest rates are raised? How will households cope? Household margins seem to be satisfactory in terms of an ability to cope with higher interest rate costs. The main worry is over changes in household consumption and the effects on the economy that would follow. It is reassuring that household savings rates are at an all-time high; however, a risk remains of significant effects on consumption by the heavily indebted.

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Helena Bornevall

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hebo12@handelsbanken.se

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