Sweden Industry August 2018


Sweden: Industrial production recovers in August

October 3, 2018

Total industrial production excluding energy increased a seasonally-adjusted 0.6% in August over the previous month, contrasting July’s revised 2.6% contraction (previously reported: -2.2% month-on-month), according to Statistics Sweden (SCB). August’s figure was driven by a rebound in manufacturing, as the mining and quarrying sector contracted.

On a year-on-year basis, industrial production grew 3.0% in August, up from July’s 1.8%. Annual average growth in industrial production, dropped from 4.9% in July to 4.6% in August.

Sweden Industrial Production Forecast

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists project that industrial production will increase 4.4% in 2018 and 4.2% in 2019.

Author:, Economist

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Sweden Industry August 2018

Note: Month-on-month seasonally adjusted and year-on-year variation in %.
Source: Statistics Sweden (SCB).

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