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Fast Comment Sweden — Inflation in November

  1. Inflation edging up toward Riksbank's target amid rapid energy price increases
  2. Underlying inflation healthy, but still somewhat below 2 percent
  3. Resurgent clothing prices surprised on the upside, pushing core inflation above expectations

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Sweden — Preview of November inflation and unemployment

  1. Energy prices to lift inflation above the Riksbank's forecast
  2. The long-standing positive trend in underlying inflation continues at a moderate pace
  3. Resurgent jobs growth points to lower unemployment in November

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Sweden — Business sector production in October

  1. The new Production Value Index accelerates in October, but growth for 2017 revised down
  2. Much like GDP for the first half of 2017, the downward revision related to the construction sector
  3. Indicators point to improved production growth ahead

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Sweden — Third quarter GDP and November sentiment indicators

  1. Healthy GDP growth in the third quarter, but downgrades to previous periods
  2. Looking ahead, buoyant consumer confidence bodes well for growth

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Sweden — Retail sales in October

  1. Substantial downward revision of Q3 sales data, but Q4 got off to start in line with expectations
  2. Back in a situation where retail sales are low compared with sentiment indicators
  3. The upside risk to our Q3 GDP forecast has diminished slightly

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se

Sweden Comment — Preview of super week for Swedish macro data

  1. Strong GDP growth with risks tilted to the upside
  2. And the good times will keep rolling, for now
  3. Could someone please tell the wage data about what's going on?

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se