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Fast Comment Sweden — Retail sales plunged in May but year-to-date trend remains healthy; Riksbank policy announcement and May business sector production in week ahead

  1. After a buoyant outcome in April, retail sales plummeted in May, but 2019 so far gives some boost to GDP
  2. Riksbank on hold next week but tweaks forward guidance, as solid inflation provides breathing space
  3. Cooling off on the economy continues and in May we think manufacturing has dragged down overall production

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Norway — Downward correction in retail spending; trend still positive

  1. Retail spending down 1.3 percent in May, largely as expected
  2. But given the solid increase in April, the outlook for Q2 as a whole remains positive
  3. Spending supported by growth in real disposable incomes (employment growth as well as real wage gains)

Marius Gonsholt Hov, Senior Economist | maho60@handelsbanken.no

Fast Comment Norway — Preview: Labour market figures and retail spending

  1. Unemployment trending lower on the back of still-solid employment growth
  2. Retail sales probably declined in May...
  3. ...but owing to a solid gain in April, the trend is still positive

Marius Gonsholt Hov, Senior Economist | maho60@handelsbanken.no

Fast Comment Sweden — Was poor household consumption in Q1 a temporary slump? April retail sales skyrocketed this morning

  1. Easter boost to food sales not cancelled by fall in durables, as we had expected
  2. But base case is recoil in May - Easter effect vanishes, indicators mixed and underlying weakness in overall Q1 household consumption
  3. Bottom line: we see decent consumption and retail outlook this year on the back of a strong labour market and income increases

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Norway — Retail spending up 1.8 percent in April, well above expectations

  1. Retail spending up 1.8 percent in April, above consensus at 0.3 percent and our estimate at 0.8 percent
  2. Making up for a surprisingly weak trend earlier this year
  3. Rate hike in June, and we also stress an increased probability of a third hike during H2

Marius Gonsholt Hov, Senior Economist | maho60@handelsbanken.no

Fast Comment Norway — Preview: registered unemployment and retail spending

  1. Registered unemployment trending lower, although the decline in April was probably a bit exaggerated
  2. Retail spending probably rebounded a bit further in April, but overall trend still tame
  3. Overall, figures are supporting Norges Bank's arguments for a rate hike in June

Marius Gonsholt Hov, Senior Economist | maho60@handelsbanken.no