Thursday, April 30th, 2015

The Swedish economy has been among the most resilient in Europe, despite the slow global recovery and high uncertainty, but challenges remain if it is to maintain high growth and well-being and extend prosperity to all, according to the latest OECD Economic Survey of Sweden.

The Survey was presented in Stockholm by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, with Sweden’s Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson, Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg and Minister for Financial Markets and Consumer Affairs Per Bolund. It points out that while Sweden is among the few countries where output is now above its level before the 2008 global financial and economic crisis, GDP per capita has not grown over the period. Reforms are needed to address emerging challenges regarding Sweden’s export performance, skills gap, educational results, youth unemployment and persistent difficulties integrating new immigrants.

Click here to read the press release.

Click here to read an overview of the survey.