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Production value index, August 2021

Private sector production decreased in August 2021

Statistical news from Statistics Sweden 2021-10-06 9.30

Private sector production decreased by 4.7 percent in August 2021 compared with July 2021 in seasonally adjusted figures, and increased by 3.4 percent compared with August 2020 in calendar adjusted figures.

Production value in industry increased

Production in the industry sector increased by 0.8 percent in August 2021 compared with the corresponding month last year, in calendar adjusted figures. The largest upward contribution to total private sector development came from the electronics industry, which increased by 39.3 percent in fixed prices and contributed 0.3 percentage points. The largest downward contribution to total private sector development came from the motor vehicle industry, which decreased by 7.6 percent in fixed prices and contributed -0.2 percentage points.

Production value in services increased

Production in the services sector increased by 5.3 percent in August 2021 compared with the corresponding month last year, in calendar adjusted figures. The largest upward contribtion to total private sector development came from information and communication services, which increased by 13.1 percent in fixed prices and contributed 1.5 percentage points. The largest downward contribution to total private sector development came from motor vehicle sales, which decreased by 4.4 percent in fixed prices and contributed -0.1 percentage points.

Production value in construction decreased

Production in the construction sector decreased by 5.6 percent in August 2021 compared with the corresponding month last year, in calendar adjusted figures. In this sector, production decreased by 4.1 percent in fixed prices, not calendar adjusted. The construction sector, which accounts for 9.9 percent of total value added in the private sector, contributed -0.4 percentage points to the development in total private sector production.

The COVID-19 outbreak started to significantly impact production in March 2020, which should be taken into account when comparing annual development statistics.

Revisions

When the Production Value Index is published for a new month, the indices for the two previous months are also revised, if new information has been added. Administrative data from the Swedish Tax Agency is used quarterly to increase the number of companies that are examined. This means that definitive quarterly statistics are based on a calculation on all the companies in the population. Administrative data is used every quarter to improve the quality of the Production Value Index and reduce the response burden. Normally, the material is revised between two and four months backwards, depending on when in the quarter the reference month falls. In connection with the publication of the first and second months in a quarter, the entire previous quarter is revised. The series, corrected for calendar and seasonal effects and trend estimates, is always revised from January 2010 and forward. Information regarding major revisions will be published at:
Production Value Index.

Contributions to change in PVI, percentage units
Namnlös

Index and percentage change, calendar adjusted
NACE 2007 Sector March[1] April[2] May[2] June[3] July[3] August[4] July-August[5] Weight[6]
B-S (ex. K, O) Private sector, total (excluding financial and insurance services) 122.1 114.6 114.8 123.1 100.7 104.6 102.7 100
  Annual change, percent 3.6 10.9 10.8 10.9 10.7 3.4 6.8  
  (Previous publication) 3.6 10.7 10.4 10.7 10.5      
B+C Industry 133.1 117.4 116.9 130.9 92.9 98.0 95.5 20.7
  Annual change, percent 5.5 26.1 22.8 15.5 13.3 0.8 6.5  
  (Previous publication) 5.6 25.4 22.3 15.5 13.3      
F[7] Construction 118.3 123.3 124.6 138.6 98.9 104.6 101.8 9.9
  Annual change, percent ‑1.7 ‑3.6 ‑2.6 4.6 10.1 ‑5.6 1.4  
  (Previous publication) ‑1.7 ‑3.6 ‑2.6 4.4 9.7      
G-S (ex. K, O) Services (excluding financial and insurance services) 119.5 113.0 113.9 121.0 104.1 107.7 105.9 65.9
  Annual change, percent 4.5 9.6 9.9 10.8 10.0 5.3 7.6  
  (Previous publication) 4.5 9.1 9.6 10.4 10.0      

1) Data are not revised, but published statistics may be revised due to changes in seasonal adjustment or calendar adjustment models. 2) No revisions in survey data, but published statistics may be revised due to readjustment of register data. 3) Within period of revision for survey data. 4) Current period. 5) Mean index during the period, percentage changes compared to the corresponding period the previous year. 6) Share of 2020 value added.

Index and percentage change, seasonally adjusted
NACE 2007 Sector March[1] April[2] May[2] June[3] July[3] August[4] June-August[5] Weight[6]
B-S (ex. K, O) Private sector, total (excluding financial and insurance services) 114.4 114.8 115.1 116.0 119.4 113.8 116.4 100.0
  Monthly change, percent 0.8 0.3 0.3 0.8 2.9 ‑4.7 1.4  
  (Previous publication) 0.9 0.3 0.4 1.3 2.0      

1) Data are not revised, but published statistics may be revised due to changes in seasonal adjustment or calendar adjustment models. 2) No revisions in survey data, but published statistics may be revised due to readjustment of register data. 3) Within period of revision for survey data. 4) Current period. 5) Mean index during the period, percentage changes compared to the previous three-month period. 6) Share of 2020 value added.

Definitions and explanations

The Production Value Index (PVI) describes developments in the private sector production of goods and services each month. Production value is a measure used to calculate the GDP that includes net turnover from industry and service production, and the trade margin (revenue from sales minus costs of retail goods).

The PVI has been produced since the reference month October 2017 and replaces the Business Production Index.

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