The business sentiment index for total industry in Sweden fell to 100.3 in January of 2019 from a downwardly revised 103.4 in December. It is the fourth straight monthly decline, bringing business confidence to the lowest since August of 2013. Sentiment deteriorated among service providers (95.8 from 98.3 in December), retailers (100.7 from 103.1) and manufacturers (111.3 from 115.3) but rose among constructors (102.3 from 101). Business Confidence in Sweden averaged 100 Index Points from 1996 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 119.10 Index Points in November of 2010 and a record low of 65.70 Index Points in March of 2009.

Business Confidence in Sweden is expected to be 105.40 Index Points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Business Confidence in Sweden to stand at 107.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Sweden Business Confidence is projected to trend around 106.00 Index Points in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-10-25 07:00 AM Business Confidence 106.3 109.7 109.5
2018-11-28 08:00 AM Business Confidence 104.8 106.0 106
2018-12-19 08:00 AM Business Confidence 104.1 104.6 104.7
2019-01-30 08:00 AM Business Confidence 100.3 103.4 103.6
2019-02-27 08:00 AM Business Confidence 100.3
2019-03-27 07:00 AM Business Confidence 105.4
2019-04-25 07:00 AM Business Confidence


Sweden Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 100.30 103.40 119.10 65.70 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 51.50 51.80 70.40 34.00 [+]
Services Pmi 54.10 55.80 67.20 34.50 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 2.60 1.10 14.10 -23.80 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 1.80 -0.40 8.80 -7.90 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.70 1.30 19.20 -23.80 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 91.00 90.80 91.20 76.00 percent [+]
New Orders 111.40 111.30 133.80 73.00 Index Points [+]
Changes in Inventories 15748.00 10593.00 34961.00 -26723.00 SEK Million [+]
Bankruptcies 623.00 567.00 2148.00 276.00 Companies [+]
Car Registrations 21117.00 23414.00 67553.00 7205.00 [+]
Internet Speed 22543.09 22846.85 22846.85 4526.74 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 5500163.00 5448834.00 6962118.00 3403447.00 IP [+]
Mining Production -2.60 -1.00 104.90 -49.80 percent [+]
Steel Production 402.18 313.58 564.00 11.00 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 81.66 81.58 81.66 5.40 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 9.00 9.00 10.00 2.00 [+]
Business Inventories 3658.82 -4630.28 18820.86 -15697.46 SEK Million [+]
Ease of Doing Business 12.00 10.00 18.00 9.00 [+]
Electricity Production 15937.00 14135.00 16434.00 8753.00 Gigawatt-hour [+]
Corruption Index 85.00 84.00 95.00 84.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 3.00 6.00 6.00 1.00 [+]


Sweden Business Confidence

In Sweden, the confidence indicator for the business sector is intended to provide a quick qualitative indication of actual outcomes, current situation and future expectations of Swedish companies. The variables in the survey include new orders, output, and employment. The survey covers 6,000 firms in the business sector. This page provides the latest reported value for - Sweden Business Confidence - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Sweden Business Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
100.30 103.40 119.10 65.70 1996 - 2019 Index Points Monthly




Country Last Previous
Australia 4.00 Jan/19
Brazil 64.70 Jan/19
Canada 54.70 Jan/19
China 49.50 Jan/19
Euro Area 0.69 Jan/19
France 103.00 Jan/19
Germany 99.10 Jan/19
India 116.20 Mar/19
Indonesia 104.71 Dec/18
Italy 102.10 Jan/19
Japan 19.00 Dec/18
Mexico 50.80 Jan/19
Netherlands 5.80 Jan/19
Russia -2.00 Jan/19
Saudi Arabia 3.00 Jun/16
Singapore -14.00 Dec/18
South Africa 31.00 Dec/18
South Korea 67.00 Jan/19
Spain -4.10 Jan/19
Switzerland 95.00 Jan/19
Turkey 93.00 Jan/19
United Kingdom -23.00 Mar/19
United States 56.60 Jan/19


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