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Inventory statistics, 4th quarter 2019

Business inventories in the fourth quarter of 2019

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2020-02-17 9.30

Swedish business inventories increased minimally in constant prices in the fourth quarter. This development corresponds to an unchanged percentage development in volume.

Inventories in trade decreased by SEK 3.2 billion in the fourth quarter, which corresponds to a decrease of 1.2 percent in volume. Total inventories in industry increased by SEK 3.3 billion in the fourth quarter, which corresponds to an increase of 1.3 percent in volume.

Industrial inventories increased

Inventories of finished goods and goods in progress increased by SEK 2.9 billion and inventories of input goods in total industry increased by SEK 0.4 billion. This means that total inventories in industry increased by SEK 3.3 billion in the fourth quarter.

Trade inventories decreased

Inventories in trade decreased by SEK 3.2 billion in the fourth quarter. The largest decrease was noted in wholesale, excluding motor vehicles and motorcycles, where inventories decreased by SEK 5.4 billion. Inventories in wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles increased by SEK 1.9 billion, and inventories in retail trade, excluding motor vehicles and motorcycles, increased by SEK 0.2 billion.

Revisions

The figures for the fourth quarter 2019 are preliminary. Since the previous publication, the development in total industrial inventories in the third quarter 2019 has been revised upwards by SEK 0.6 billion to a decrease of SEK 5.5 billion. Total trade inventories in the third quarter 2019 have been revised downwards by SEK 1.1 billion to an increase of SEK 1.9 billion.

Changes in total business inventories (2010 prices)
NACE Rev 2 INDUSTRY TITLE Changes in total business inventories (2010 prices)
    Q4 2019 Q4 2019/ Q3 2019 Q3 2019 Q4 2018
    Million SEK % Million SEK Million SEK
B+C+G Mines and quarries, manufacturing industry and wholesale and retail trade 45.0 0.0 ‑3 544.6 708.6
B+C Mines and quarries and manufacturing industry 3 270.0 1.3 ‑5 488.3 2 916.5
- Intermediate goods industry 2 558.9 2.4 963.5 3 328.3
- Energy excl. NACE section D .. 16.6 .. ‑902.6
- Capital goods industry ‑3 088.5 ‑3.5 ‑2 818.6 ‑1 468.6
- Non-durable consumer goods industry 1 606.0 4.3 ‑705.4 2 098.3
- Durable consumer goods industry .. ‑1.6 .. ‑139.0
B Mines and quarries 1 122.2 24.6 1 688.6 ‑241.1
C Manufacturing industry 2 147.9 0.9 ‑7 176.9 3 157.6
10-12 Food product, beverage and tobacco industry ‑481.7 ‑3.0 226.9 613.0
13-15 Industry for textile and leather products 49.2 2.6 ‑15.7 ‑45.0
16 Industry for wood and wood products 536.8 4.1 ‑241.4 1 602.5
17 Industry for pulp, paper and paper products ‑94.8 ‑0.7 ‑521.3 1 303.9
18 Industry for printing and reproduction of recorded media ‑239.0 ‑22.5 29.7 122.6
19 Industry for coke and refined petroleum products .. 16.6 .. ‑902.6
20 Industry for chemicals 312.8 3.0 ‑109.8 ‑130.0
21 Industry for basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations .. 15.4 .. 1 463.1
22 Industry for rubber and plastic products 101.4 1.6 ‑199.3 323.5
23 Industry for other non-metallic mineral products 91.7 1.5 ‑236.3 ‑27.2
24 Industry for basic metals 1 710.1 6.3 1 167.2 1 404.0
25 Industry for manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment ‑609.7 ‑2.9 ‑464.1 ‑599.9
26 Industry for computer, electronic and optical products ‑598.6 ‑6.2 ‑12.3 232.8
27 Industry for manufacture of electrical equipment ‑238.2 ‑2.7 ‑202.6 ‑467.5
28 Industry for machinery and equipment n.e.c. ‑863.3 ‑2.3 ‑1 281.1 ‑259.2
29 Industry for motor vehicles .. ‑7.6 .. ‑1 285.7
30 Industry for other transport equipment .. 0.1 .. ‑32.7
31-33 Industry for other manufacturing, repair and installation of machinery and equipment ‑317.5 ‑4.0 ‑305.3 ‑158.0
G Wholesale and retail trade ‑3 225.0 ‑1.2 1 943.7 ‑2 207.9
45 Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles 1 936.9 3.3 767.6 2 573.1
46 Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles ‑5 401.3 ‑3.9 1 782.0 ‑5 654.0
47 Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles 239.5 0.3 ‑605.8 873.0

When .. presents, this indicates that the value is zero or confidential.

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