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Fast Comment Sweden — Swedish inflation a lingering bright spot as dark clouds form on economy's horizon

  1. May CPI report expected to show Riksbank hit its 2 percent target, again
  2. Underlying inflation has some additional upside in the near term...
  3. ...but headline CPIF inflation is under threat from an energy price meltdown

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Sweden — Strong headline GDP growth masks underlying weakness

  1. Withering economic climate, despite today's upside surprise in GDP
  2. Current mixed signals likely temporary August mist rather than early arrival of lasting October damp
  3. We stick to our forecast of a gradual cooling-off of the economy; we repeat no more Riksbank hikes this cycle

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Sweden — Business sector production weighed down by manufacturing in freefall, but March PVI actually not that bad

  1. PVI weak in March, but overall the first quarter turned out as expected
  2. Is the manufacturing plunge a temporary hiccup, or an early sign of things to come?
  3. Riksbank minutes do not change our forecast for no further rate hikes this cycle

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Sweden — Riksbank April monetary policy decision

  1. Repo rate kept at -0.25 percent, but still a dovish surprise
  2. Lowered repo rate forecast, continued bond purchases
  3. We no longer expect any more interest rate hikes this cycle

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Sweden — Three charts the Riksbank had wanted to see before the monetary policy decision announced today

  1. April sentiment surveys: headline indicators roughly in line with expectations
  2. More interestingly, construction sector medium-term expectations stay depressed...
  3. ...while overall resource utilisation and firms' inflation expectations remain quite high

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se

Fast Comment Sweden — March housing prices slightly up as the trend remains remarkably stable

  1. Housing prices up compared to a year ago, but start to 2019 not particularly strong
  2. Broad-based stabilisation in prices for existing homes, but concerns about new construction have not vanished
  3. Week ahead: plenty of interest in housing market developments (Riksbank, NIER Survey)

Johan Löf, Senior Economist | jolo22@handelsbanken.se