Sweden : 2008 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sweden

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

August 11, 2008

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This 2008 Article IV Consultation highlights that Sweden’s economy has performed well, but is sensitive to global demand. The activity is now moderating. Exports have benefited from sound competitiveness, but euro area and U.S. slowing is causing them to decelerate. Private consumption growth has been relatively smooth, as employment and wages have picked up, and disposable income further benefited from tax cuts. Employment growth reached 2 percent, and the unemployment rate declined from 8 percent in 2005 to 6 percent in early 2008.

Series:

Country Report No. 08/278

Subject:

Frequency:

Biannually

English

Publication Date:

August 11, 2008

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451836028/1934-7685

Stock No:

1SWEEA2008001

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

56

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