The business sentiment index for total industry in Sweden rose to 101.1 in March 2019 from a downwardly revised 98.6 in the prior month. It is the highest reading since December, as sentiment improved among retailers (98.6 from 97.6 in February) and service providers (98.9 from 93.8). On the other hand, confidence weakened among manufacturers (107.5 from 113.0) and constructors (101.5 from 105.8). Business Confidence in Sweden averaged 100 Index Points from 1996 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 119.20 Index Points in November of 2010 and a record low of 65.60 Index Points in March of 2009.

Business Confidence in Sweden is expected to be 99.40 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 98.60 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Sweden Business Confidence is projected to trend around 102.00 Index Points in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
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 98.9 100.3 102.5
2019-03-27 08:00 AM Business Confidence 101.1 98.6 99.4
2019-04-25 07:00 AM Business Confidence 101.1 101.5
2019-05-28 07:00 AM Business Confidence
2019-06-19 07:00 AM Business Confidence 96.5


Sweden Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence 101.10 98.60 119.20 65.60 Index Points [+]
Manufacturing PMI 52.80 52.70 70.40 34.00 [+]
Services Pmi 55.30 55.80 67.20 34.50 Index Points [+]
Industrial Production 2.30 1.00 14.10 -23.90 percent [+]
Industrial Production Mom 0.40 -0.20 8.70 -7.80 percent [+]
Manufacturing Production 2.60 1.20 19.20 -23.80 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 90.40 91.00 91.20 76.00 percent [+]
New Orders 98.40 101.80 133.80 73.00 Index Points [+]
Changes in Inventories -2909.00 15383.00 34961.00 -26723.00 SEK Million [+]
Bankruptcies 634.00 576.00 2148.00 276.00 Companies [+]
Car Registrations 31079.00 23789.00 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 -6.10 -7.00 104.90 -49.80 percent [+]
Steel Production 409.91 448.37 564.00 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 14742.00 16379.00 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 April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
101.10 98.60 119.20 65.60 1996 - 2019 Index Points Monthly




Country Last Previous
Australia 0.00 Mar/19
Brazil 58.40 Apr/19
Canada 54.30 Mar/19
China 50.50 Mar/19
Euro Area 0.53 Mar/19
France 102.00 Mar/19
Germany 99.60 Mar/19
India 113.50 Jun/19
Indonesia 104.71 Dec/18
Italy 100.60 Apr/19
Japan 12.00 Mar/19
Mexico 51.50 Mar/19
Netherlands 6.10 Mar/19
Russia -2.00 Mar/19
Saudi Arabia 3.00 Jun/16
Singapore -14.00 Dec/18
South Africa 28.00 Mar/19
South Korea 73.00 Mar/19
Spain -2.30 Mar/19
Switzerland 97.40 Mar/19
Turkey 102.10 Mar/19
United Kingdom -23.00 Mar/19
United States 55.30 Mar/19


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