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Fast Comment Sweden — Robust July inflation a small comfort for the Riksbank

  1. Headline inflation eases, but stays above the Riksbank's forecast amid still-strong underlying inflation
  2. But the tide is turning, as the cooling economy erodes the 2020 inflation outlook
  3. Hence, we stick to our call that the Riksbank will be forced to cancel its rate-rise plan

Johan Löf, Senior Economist |

Fast Comment Sweden — Expect CPI report to show encouraging signs for the Riksbank, but the tide is about to turn - preview of July inflation

  1. Inflation to ease slightly, but remain above Riksbank forecast, for now
  2. With the cooling Swedish economy, even late-cyclical inflation indicators are now starting to roll over, dampening 2020 outlook
  3. This turning tide is central to our view that the Riksbank eventually cancels all planned rate rises

Johan Löf, Senior Economist |

Fast Comment Sweden — July sentiment survey and June unemployment report: Continued deterioration in sentiment and unemployment rate rises to 6.6 percent

  1. Weaker sentiment than normal in the economy
  2. Higher than expected unemployment and a decrease in the employment rate
  3. The economic slowdown will eventually force the Riksbank to cancel planned rate rises

Anders Bergvall, Senior Economist |

Fast Comment Sweden — Inflation drops below Riksbank target as years of fast energy price rises finally come to an end

  1. Inflation at lowest since early 2018, marking the start of a longer fall
  2. Will the Riksbank Executive Board look through this soft patch driven by energy prices?
  3. More dark clouds forming on the horizon - we stick to our forecast that the Riksbank will cancel planned rate rises

Johan Löf, Senior Economist |

Fast Comment Sweden — Hawkish Riksbank will eventually find that it must cancel planned rate rises

  1. Riksbank keeps rate path, but we stick to our forecast for an unchanged policy rate through to 2021
  2. As fully expected, no policy rate cut today, but other elements partly surprised the market
  3. Global central banks signal policy easing, but lower policy rate in Sweden still far off

Johan Löf, Senior Economist |

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 |