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COVID-19: news releases

Last updated: 2020-09-22

Sales in the business sector increased in August

Recovery in the business sector continued in August and sales rose by 2 percent compared with the previous month, according to Statistics Sweden’s preliminary sales indicator.
2020-09-22 • News release

Lowest population growth in 15 years during the coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic appears to have a clear impact on Sweden’s population figures. To date, the population growth in 2020 is the lowest in 15 years, according to new statistics from Statistics Sweden.
2020-08-19 • Press release

Hundreds of thousands Swedes own holiday homes in other municipalities

Travel restrictions within the country due to the coronavirus pandemic have been lifted. Many holiday home owners are probably pleased to hear this, since owners of 377 000 holiday homes in Sweden live in another municipality.
2020-06-30 • News release

Follow the preliminary statistics on deaths

During the coming summer months, Statistics Sweden will continue to publish the preliminary weekly statistics on deaths. Unlike in previous weeks, news items will not be published every time the statistics are updated.
2020-06-29 • News release

Continued decline in business sector sales in May

Sales in the business sector fell dramatically in May compared with the same month last year, according to preliminary statistics based on the VAT Register. The decrease was 15 percent in total, although it was greater in individual industries.
2020-06-23 • News release

High excess mortality in May

The number of deaths in Sweden was considerably lower in May than in April this year, according to Statistics Sweden’s preliminary statistics. However, excess mortality remained high.
2020-06-22 • News release

“The coronavirus crisis is unlike previous crises”

The extent of the consequences of the coronavirus crisis on the Swedish economy are difficult to fully anticipate. However, Statistics Sweden has compared the development in the first quarter with two previous crises: The 1990s crisis and the financial crisis of 2008–2009.
2020-06-16 • News release

Break in the trend in statistics on deaths unclear

The number of deaths per week in Sweden continues to decline – but some excess mortality was nonetheless noted in week 23 (ending 7 June), according to Statistics Sweden’s preliminary statistics. On the whole, levels are close to normal for this time of year.
2020-06-15 • News release

Dramatic decline in activities in the economy in April

Activities in the economy declined dramatically in April compared with the same month last year, according to Statistics Sweden’s new activity indicator. Total decline was 7.3 percent, according to preliminary statistics, although it was greater in individual industries.
2020-06-08 • Press release

Mortality in Sweden approaching normal levels

The number of deaths per week in Sweden continues to decrease, according to Statistics Sweden’s preliminary statistics. The numbers are beginning to approach levels that are considered normal for this time of year.
2020-06-08 • News release

The smallest population increase in many years noted in April

Sweden’s population continues to increase during the coronavirus pandemic - but not by much. In April, the monthly increase in population was the lowest in nearly 20 years, according to Statistics Sweden’s preliminary statistics.
2020-06-05 • News release

Statistics Sweden to publish new activity indicator

On Monday 8 June at 10:00, Statistics Sweden will publish a new activity indicator for April 2020. The purpose is to highlight the collected activities in the economy during the coronavirus outbreak.
2020-06-04 • Press release

Number of deaths declining after the peak in April

The number of deaths per week in Sweden continues to decrease, according to Statistics Sweden’s preliminary statistics. Excess mortality is at the lowest level since the peak in April.
2020-06-01 • News release

Transport sector falls during the coronavirus crisis

Sales in the transport sector dropped sharply in April, according to preliminary statistics from Statistics Sweden. Mainly passenger transport has shown poor results during the coronavirus pandemic, but now goods transport is also seeing a downturn.
2020-05-29 • News release

Excess mortality continues to fall after the peak in April

The number of deaths per week in Sweden continues to decrease, after the peak in April, according to Statistics Sweden’s preliminary statistics. In Stockholm County, excess mortality is declining, while in Västra Götaland County is appears to be rising.
2020-05-25 • News release

Large downturn in sales in industry

Industry sales dropped sharply in April compared with the same month the previous year, according to preliminary statistics based on the VAT Register. The decrease was 13 percent in total, although it was greater in individual industries.
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April was the month with the highest mortality rate in more than 20 years

In April, there were more deaths in Sweden than in any other month in the 2000s, according to Statistics Sweden’s preliminary statistics. Subsequently, the death toll and excess mortality have both dropped.
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Excess mortality declining in Sweden

Excess mortality in Sweden continues to decline after the peak in mid-April, according to Statistics Sweden’s preliminary weekly statistics. However, differences in mortality rates around the country are still large.
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Analysis: Coronavirus crisis may cost the economy several hundred billion Swedish kronor

The drop in consumption during the coronavirus pandemic is hitting many industries hard along the supply chains. An analysis carried out by Statistics Sweden shows that the effects of the pandemic can be measured in hundreds of thousands of jobs and several hundred billion Swedish kronor during 2020 alone.
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No discernible increase in the number of deaths

The number of deaths in Sweden appears to have reached a plateau, according to Statistics Sweden’s preliminary weekly statistics. The number of deaths in Stockholm County appear to be falling.
2020-05-04 • News releases

Highest mortality this millennium noted in Sweden

In week 15 (ending 12 April), the highest number of deaths in this millennium was recorded in Sweden, according to Statistics Sweden’s preliminary statistics on deaths in Sweden.
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Major economic differences between activities in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak

The coronavirus pandemic is leading to huge concern about the Swedish economy. Individual industries decreased significantly in March – but total business sales increased by 1 percent compared with the same month a year ago, according to preliminary statistics based on the VAT Register.
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Calculating inflation harder during the coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting society in every way. Many services are no longer being purchased on the Swedish market, such as package holidays, cinema visits, and sports events.
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Statistics Sweden to publish preliminary statistics on deaths in Sweden

Statistics Sweden is handling a lot questions on the number of deaths in Sweden related to the effects of the novel coronavirus. The agency will therefore publish preliminary statistics on deaths to provide a snapshot picture of developments and to facilitate comparison with previous years.
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