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Business Production Index, June 2017:

Production in the business sector increased

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2017-09-08 9.30

Production in the business sector increased by 1.5 percent in seasonally adjusted figures in July compared with June. Compared with the corresponding month of the previous year, production in the business sector increased by 6.1 percent in calendar-adjusted figures.

The increase in monthly production is attributable to the service sector, which increased by 1.5 percent in July, in seasonally adjusted figures. Production in the construction sector increased by 7.9 percent and industrial production decreased by 0.7 percent compared with the previous month.

In the three-month period from May to July 2017, production increased by 1.4 percent compared with the previous three-month period, February to April, in seasonally adjusted figures. The strongest development was in production in construction, with an increase of 6.0 percent. Industrial production increased by 1.8 percent and the service sector increased by 0.7 percent.

In calendar-adjusted figures, production in the business sector increased by 6.1 percent in July compared with the corresponding month in the previous year. Production in construction had the strongest yearly development, with an increase of 21.2 percent, while the service sector had the weakest development, with an increase of 4.1 percent.

The figures for July are preliminary. Since the previous publication, the change in production in June compared with May has been revised upwards by 0.3 percentage points. The annual change in production, June compared with the corresponding month of the previous year, has been revised downwards by 1.1 percentage points to an increase of 5.1 percent.

Production volume 2000–2017, trend and seasonally adjusted series, index 2010=100
Business Production Index, July 2017

Percentage changes in production volume

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Business/Business group

Monthly develop-ment Three month develop-ment Yearly develop-ment Accumul-ated yearly develop-ment Share of value added 2016
    July / June[1] May-July / Feb-Apr[1] July 2017/ July 2016[2] 2017[3]  
B-S excl. K and O
Business activities excluding finance and insurance
1.5 1.4 6.1 5.0 100
B-D excl. 35.2-35.3
Mines and quarries, manufacturing industry and electricity supply
-0.7 1.8 6.6 4.9 26.4
Construction sector
7.9 6.0 21.2 15.3 8.4
E, G-S excl. K and O
Service sector including water supply and waste disposal excluding finance and insurance sector
1.5 0.7 4.1 3.7 65.2

1) Calendar and seasonally adjusted figures. 2) Calendar adjusted figures. 3) Calendar adjusted figures. The period from January to the current month compared with the same period in the previous year.

Definitions and explanations

From December 2012, Statistics Sweden produces monthly statistics on production in the business sector. The statistics are compiled based on requests from users. They are an important indicator of the business cycle, as business production accounts for approximately 70 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP). These statistics should be seen as experimental until further notice.


When the Business Production Index for a new month is published, the index for previous months is also revised. This is mainly due to new and revised information that has been received. Working day adjusted figures, seasonally adjusted figures and trend figures are always revised from January 2000 onwards.

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