Saturday, June 18, 2016

The economy slows in 2017 – Vestmanlands County Newspaper

It is not expected to be much scope for  reform Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson (S)  next year. Stock Photography.

 It is not expected to be much scope for reform Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson (S) next year. Stock Photography.


Erik Nylander / TT


 There will be a small surplus in public finances this year, according to Financial Management Authority (ESV). But in 2017 there will be deficits with limited scope for reform and the finance minister is concerned about the impact of a possible British EU exit.

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Facts: ESV’s forecast

  2016 2017 2018 GDP 3.4 2.0 1.6 Fine savings, MDR 3 – 16 3 Fine saving% 0.1 – 0.4 0.1 Budgsaldo MDR 36 3 22 Source: ESV

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It would be bad for the European economy and thus Sweden, says Magdalena Andersson, who else will find a lot to be pleased with the ESV’s latest forecast .

GDP growth expected to reach 3.4 percent this year, assesses the work. Leverage comes from strong domestic demand and a sharp increase in public consumption as a result of migration.

The government has brought the strictest fiscal policies ago Prime Minister Göran Persson days, Andersson says, but notes that there are some one-off effects, increases the numbers, in the form of large tax payments.

Next year, growth is expected to slow to 2 percent, but the demand for labor is high , which is expected to push down the unemployment rate to 6.4 percent.

Net lending in 2017 will be negative, -16 billion.

in 2018 the ESV anticipates that growth will continue to slow to 1.6 per cent, while net lending is again positive.

Can the roof

the so-called ceiling cleared every year, but surplus target will not be achieved during the forecast period, according to the ESV.

the Moderates economic political spokesperson Ulf Krister Petersson think that the numbers in the short term looks “pretty good”, but believes that it is now in a boom the government should take the opportunity to implement reforms the long-term problems.

We have very many people in just a few years, the labor market and that will not work on we do väldligt major changes in Swedish politics, says Krister Petersson.


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