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Export Managers' Index Q2 2018

The Business Sweden Export Managers’ Index (EMI) rose for the third consecutive quarter in Q2 2018, increasing from 62.9 in the first three months of the year to 66.3, a gain of 3.4 points. This indicates an increased level of confidence among Swedish exporters and an optimistic outlook within the sector.

The current EMI, which measures real-time export-related sentiment, rose sharply from 61.4 in the first quarter to 67.5 in Q2, an increase of 6.2 points. The forecast EMI, an index based on responses to questions about the upcoming quarter, rose by 0.6 points to 65.0. Current optimism among exporters rose quarter-on-quarter, while sentiment regarding forecast exports was a little patchier. The various sub-indices remained above 50, reflecting solid and broad optimism over the export outlook.

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Date: 17 May 2018
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