Nominal GDP for Sweden was SEK5,457bn in 2021, down from SEK4,952bn in 2020. The Swedish population was estimated at 10.5m in 2021 according to the IMF, while Germany is Sweden’s biggest trading partner.

Variables Surveyed for Sweden

Variables covered in our monthly analysis of Sweden include:

  • Gross Domestic Product
  • Household Consumption
  • Gross Fixed Investment
  • Mining and Manufacturing
  • Consumer Prices
  • Hourly Earnings
  • Current Account
  • General Government Budget
  • Interest Rates
  • Krona Currency Forecasts

Consensus Forecasts for Sweden

Individual panellist forecasts are shown for each of the variables surveyed, along with the consensus (mean) forecast. The rows of forecasts are ranked by the GDP growth estimate for the current year, highest to lowest. In the hard copy and pdf version of the publication, we also show selected “comparison forecasters”  including the IMF, OECD, and European Commission. The table below shows a small example set of forecasts for GDP growth and Consumer Prices (CPI), taken from our survey of September 2022.

Source: Conensus Forecasts – G-7 and Western Europe, September 2022

Special Surveys

In addition to the regular surveys for the variables listed above we also undertake a number of Special Surveys for Sweden on topics such as:

Main Data Sources for Sweden

  • Statistics Sweden: Statistics Sweden is the Swedish government agency operating under the Ministry of Finance and responsible for producing official statistics for decision-making, debate and research.
  • Sveriges Riksbank: The Riksbank is Sweden’s central bank. It aims to ensure that inflation is low and stable over time, and contributes to the stability and efficiency of the financial system and make sure that payments can be made. The Riksbank also issues Sweden's banknotes and coins.

Comprehensive Forecasts Coverage

Consensus Economics has collected forecasts for more than 30 years, building up a comprehensive catalogue of historical forecasts data. Please enquire at editors@consensuseconomics.com should you wish to find out more about these data offerings, pricing and the different platforms by which you can access them.