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Fast Comment Sweden

Fast Comment Sweden — Weaker than expected IPI in October

  1. IPI in October: -1.3/-0.5 percent m-o-m/y-o-y
  2. IPI in last three months: 0.1/-1.3 percent m-o-m/y-o-y on average

Anders Brunstedt, Economist | anbr42@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Sweden — Faster-than-expected GDP growth slowdown in Q3

  1. GDP increased by 0.5/2.8 percent q-o-q/y-o-y in Q3
  2. Weaker Q3 reading than expectations
  3. Both consumption and investments clearly weaker than expected

Anders Brunstedt, Economist | anbr42@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Sweden — October retail sales quite close to expectations

  1. Significant upward revision of September sales
  2. Monthly rise in October close to forecasts
  3. But annual growth rate in October stronger than consensus expectations

Anders Brunstedt, Economist | anbr42@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Sweden — Confidence strengthens in November, landing stronger than expectations

  1. Stronger-than-expected confidence across the board
  2. Strongest consumer confidence in five years
  3. NIER barometers suggest upside to Q4 GDP

Anders Brunstedt, Economist | anbr42@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Sweden — October unemployment rate higher than expected

  1. SA unemployment rate at 6.9 percent in October
  2. Minor forecast errors with insignificant impact to our labour market outlook
  3. Both employment and the labour force keep expanding

Anders Brunstedt, Economist | anbr42@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Sweden — October inflation in line with expectations

  1. CPIF inflation up from 1.2 percent to 1.4 percent
  2. Outcome close to consensus expectations
  3. Outcome also close to Riksbank forecasts

Anders Brunstedt, Economist | anbr42@handelsbanken.se