Sweden | Q3 GDP surprised on the upside, so we now forecast growth of 4.3% this year and 3.3% in 2022
Growth in Q3 surprised on the upside based on the flash estimate, with activity in the previous months revised up. As a result, our GDP growth forecasts for this and next year have been raised slightly to 4.3% and 3.3% respectively.
What you will learn:
- Although the outlook for Sweden is strong given its high vaccination rate and no more restrictions, there are downside risks related to persistent supply-chain bottlenecks in industry and surging energy prices.
- Monthly indicators suggest growth in September was led by the production side of the economy, with private sector output up 1.6% m/m, while household consumption was flat at 0.1%.
- The job recovery continues at a steady pace.
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