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Fast Comment Sweden

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

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

Fast Comment Sweden — Unemployment in May

  1. Unemployment unchanged in May, marginally above expectations
  2. We forecast unemployment turning point within a year

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Sweden — Inflation in May

  1. Inflation in May remained above Riksbank forecast
  2. Easter calendar effect wore off, but other factors lifted CPI
  3. Upward trend in underlying inflation continues

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se