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Fast Comment Norway — Retail spending well below expectations

  1. Retail spending down 1.3 percent in February, well below expectations
  2. The trend has turned negative over the past three months
  3. The broader index of household consumption of goods also remains tame

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

Fast Comment Sweden — Retail sales took a deep breath in February, ahead of dive into messy months affected by Easter holiday

  1. Rise in sales a welcome pause in between rollercoaster periods
  2. Base effects behind some of the pickup in annual sales growth
  3. Pessimism not spread throughout the sector and we expect household consumption to hold up this year

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se

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

  1. Scope for lower unemployment ahead
  2. Still a tame trend in retail spending, but probably some pickup in February
  3. We maintain our view that the next rate hike will come in September

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

Fast Comment Sweden — GDP growth surprised on the upside in Q4

  1. GDP growth at 1.2 percent in Q4 (seasonally adjusted), following the plunge in the third quarter
  2. Strong exports fuelled by weak krona, but investments a disappointment
  3. Rebound in household consumption, but consumption of vehicles continues to dampen growth

Helena Bornevall, Senior Economist | hebo12@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Norway — Slightly lower survey unemployment in December; retail spending bounced back in January

  1. Survey unemployment pulled down by a sharper drop in the labour force
  2. Retail spending bounced back in January, although the trend remains tame
  3. We see scope for lower unemployment this year, and a modest increase in retail spending

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

Fast Comment Denmark — The year began with weak retail sales

  1. Retail sales fell 0.3 percent m-o-m in January - close to our expectation (-0.5 percent)
  2. Sales were revised down in both November and December
  3. Consumer confidence indicates continued cautious consumers ahead

Jes Asmussen, Chief Economist Denmark | jeas01@handelsbanken.dk