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Fast Comment Sweden — June consumer prices in line with our expectations

  1. June consumer prices in line with our expectations
  2. Package tours and international flights pull up inflation

Pierre Carlsson, Strategist | pica01@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Sweden — Riksbank in line with expectations

  1. Repo rate unchanged at -0.50 percent
  2. Small forecast changes
  3. Repo rate will be hiked April 2018

Andreas Skogelid, Strategist | ansk03@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Sweden — Retail sales in May

  1. Retail sales ease slightly, in line with our estimate
  2. Decent retail sales support our view of higher consumption growth ahead
  3. We see an increase in household consumption already in the second quarter

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se

Sweden Comment — Preview of Swedish retail sales

  1. Moderate growth expected after surprisingly strong April reading
  2. Retail sector confidence a reason for optimism

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se

Macro Comment Sweden — Mopping up the package tour mess: inflation to stay close to target over the summer, but will ease this autumn

Inflation will likely be dampened by multiple factors ahead, but is expected to trend close to target for many months to come. This near-term inflation boost is merely a transitory effect from package tour prices, and therefore something the Riksbank will look through. To explain why currently soaring inflation read-ings will not in themselves affect the Riksbank's decisions at the July and September monetary policy meetings, this article takes a look at the nitty-gritty of package tour prices.

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Sweden — Sentiment data in June

  1. Mixed signals behind overall upbeat sentiment in June
  2. Overall economic sentiment continues to challenge our GDP outlook
  3. Manufacturing confidence did not drop like the PMI has recently

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se