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  • Unemployment - 9.1 percent (June 2013)
  • Population - 9.5 million (31 May 2013)
  • Inflation - - 0.1 percent
  • National account GDP - 1.7 Percent (1st Quarter 2013 compared to 1st Quarter 2012)

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Improvement in Swedish retail sales though still described as weak

Monday, 29 July 2013
Swedish retails trade sales volume increased by 3.6 percent in June compared to the same month last year. Despite that, sales are still described as weak.
Sweden's retail sales for consumables increased by 2.3 percent while retail sales for durables increased by 4.7 percent. The information is working day adjusted reports Statistic Sweden (SCB) .
swedish retail trade
The turnover for retail trade measured in current prices increased by 0.3 percent from June 2012 to June 2013. Retail trade for consumables (such as goods sold in department stores and specialised grocery stores) showed a increase of 1.3 percent and durables (such as clothing stores, furniture stores, second-hand goods stores and mail order houses) decreased by 0.5 percent.

The retail trade sales volume increased by 0.6 percent from May 2013 to June 2013. During the last three-month period (April to June), the sales volume increased by 0.7 percent compared to the previous three-month period (January to March). Both of these figures are working day adjusted and seasonally adjusted. Team / SCB

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