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Swedish economic activity up by 0.4% in May 2006

Nordic Business Report-July 10, 2006-Swedish economic activity up by 0.4% in May 2006
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Statistics Sweden, the Swedish state statistics agency, said on Monday (10 July) that, according to the activity index, the activity of the Swedish economy increased by 0.4% in May 2006, corresponding to an annual rate of 5.5%.

The increase can be explained by increased industrial production and a growth of sales in the retail trade, the agency said.

The seasonally adjusted index increased by 0.6% in May 2006, as compared to April 2006.

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