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Fast Comment Sweden — Inflation in July

  1. Inflation in July rose far above the Riksbank forecast, mainly owing to temporary factors
  2. Underlying inflation still judged to be below inflation target; upward trend modest
  3. No change to our Riksbank expectations; rate increase in April 2018

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se

Sweden Comment — Preview of July inflation

  1. Inflation expected to shoot up well above the Riksbank’s forecast
  2. But the surprise is once again mainly temporary
  3. Underlying inflation essential for the Riksbank’s decision-making; we keep our repo rate view intact

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Sweden — Swedish Q2 GDP surprises greatly on the upside

  1. Beats all expectations
  2. Keep in mind that this is a preliminary reading!
  3. Hard data catching up with indicators

Lars Henriksson, Strategist | lahe06@handelsbanken.se

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