Sweden Industry June 2016


Sweden: Drop in industrial production eases in June

August 10, 2016

In June, industrial production fell 0.4% over the previous month in seasonally-adjusted terms, which marked a clear improvement compared to the revised 3.2% drop recorded in May (previously recorded: -0.8% month-on-month) and undershot the 0.6% decrease market analysts had expected. May’s revision was relatively large as new information for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry was released. According to Statistics Sweden (SCB), June’s contraction mainly reflected a strong decline in the production of chemical and pharmaceutical products. Conversely, the electronics industry showed the largest increase.

A year-on-year comparison showed that industrial production dropped 1.4% in June, which was slightly higher than the revised 1.5% contraction registered in May (previously recorded: +1.7% year-on-year). Annual average growth in industrial production inched down from 4.0% in May to 3.7% in June.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists project that industrial production will increase 3.6% in 2016, which is unchanged over the previous month’s forecast. For 2017, the panel expects that industrial production will increase 2.8%.

Author:, Economist

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Note: Month-on-month seasonally adjusted and year-on-year variation in %.
Source: Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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