Swedish business inventories decreased by SEK 4.2 billion in constant prices in the second quarter. This development corresponds to a decrease of 0.7 percent in volume.
Total inventories in industry increased by SEK 5.9 billion in the second quarter, which corresponds to an increase of 2.1 percent in volume. Inventories in trade decreased by SEK 10.1 billion in the second quarter, which corresponds to a decrease of 3.3 percent in volume.
Industrial inventories increased
Inventories of raw materials and consumables increased by SEK 5.9 billion and inventories of products in progress, finished goods and goods for resale remained unchanged. This means that total inventories in industry increased by SEK 5.9 billion in the second quarter.
Trade inventories decreased
Inventories in trade decreased by SEK 10.1 billion in the second quarter. The largest decrease was noted in inventories in retail trade, excluding motor vehicles, in which inventories decreased by SEK 6.6 billion. Inventories in wholesale trade, excluding motor vehicles and motorcycles decreased by SEK 4.4 billion, while inventories in wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles increased by SEK 0.9 billion.
The figures for the second quarter 2023 are preliminary. Since the previous publication, the development in total industrial inventories in the first quarter 2023 has been revised upwards by SEK 1.3 billion to an increase of SEK 12.2 billion. Total trade inventories in the first quarter 2023 have been revised upwards by SEK 1.8 billion to an increase of SEK 7.3 billion.
|NACE Rev 2||INDUSTRY TITLE||Changes in total business inventories (2010 prices)|
|Q2 2023||Q1 2023||Q2 2022|
|Million SEK||Million SEK||Million SEK|
|B+C+G||Mines and quarries, manufacturing industry and wholesale and retail trade||‑4 188.9||19 439.5||7 720.6|
|B+C||Mines and quarries and manufacturing industry||5 913.4||12 182.4||4 193.2|
|–||Intermediate goods industry||912.1||2 267.6||‑1 610.8|
|–||Energy excl. NACE section D||..||..||..|
|–||Capital goods industry||67.8||3 919.0||6 395.6|
|–||Non-durable consumer goods industry||1 833.9||6 110.4||118.7|
|–||Durable consumer goods industry||..||..||..|
|B||Mines and quarries||545.2||‑237.5||‑544.4|
|C||Manufacturing industry||5 368.2||12 419.9||4 737.6|
|10-12||Food product, beverage and tobacco industry||‑517.4||‑281.0||‑1 169.1|
|13-15||Industry for textile and leather products||‑73.3||50.7||32.4|
|16||Industry for wood and wood products||‑752.9||‑240.3||‑930.7|
|17||Industry for pulp, paper and paper products||238.3||274.0||‑156.0|
|18||Industry for printing and reproduction of recorded media||‑25.0||‑37.7||9.6|
|19||Industry for coke and refined petroleum products||..||..||..|
|20||Industry for chemicals||‑426.2||436.2||‑829.4|
|21||Industry for basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations||..||..||..|
|22||Industry for rubber and plastic products||55.6||16.8||‑136.9|
|23||Industry for other non-metallic mineral products||‑17.2||326.0||‑23.5|
|24||Industry for basic metals||1 070.3||379.2||631.2|
|25||Industry for manufacture of fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment||177.8||704.1||‑43.9|
|26||Industry for computer, electronic and optical products||‑621.8||1 022.8||1 140.4|
|27||Industry for manufacture of electrical equipment||‑54.5||1 237.2||586.8|
|28||Industry for machinery and equipment n.e.c.||924.6||‑361.1||2 408.3|
|29||Industry for motor vehicles||407.2||2 225.8||2 502.0|
|30||Industry for other transport equipment||‑694.5||373.0||344.3|
|31-33||Industry for other manufacturing, repair and installation of machinery and equipment||330.8||106.1||198.6|
|G||Wholesale and retail trade||‑10 102.4||7 257.1||3 527.4|
|45||Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles||867.1||3 407.4||‑478.4|
|46||Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles||‑4 395.9||2 142.3||4 748.3|
|47||Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles||‑6 573.6||1 707.5||‑742.5|
Definitions and explanations
All numbers are rounded to one decimal. Totals are calculated before rounding.