Total inventories in Swedish industry increased by SEK 11.4 billion in the first quarter of 2019, following a downwardly revised SEK 2.9 billion rise in the previous period. In the manufacturing industry, the change in total inventories was positive in a majority of the subsectors. Inventories increased the most in the machinery and equipment industry, by SEK 1.7 billion. Meantime, the largest decrease in inventories, SEK 0.7 billion, was in the industry for other transport equipment. Business Inventories in Sweden averaged -157.38 SEK Million from 2008 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 18820.86 SEK Million in the first quarter of 2011 and a record low of -15697.46 SEK Million in the fourth quarter of 2008.