Just thought I'd add Sweden into this, SCB always report quarterly reports some 60 days later.
Sluggish Swedish economy still beats growth forecasts
By Charles Duxbury
STOCKHOLM--Swedish economic output growth slowed in the third quarter amid a drop in exports, official data showed Thursday, but the slowdown was slightly less abrupt than economists had expected.
The economy expanded 0.5% compared with the previous quarter and 0.7% from the same period a year earlier, Sweden's statistics office said. Economists polled by Dow Jones Newswires had expected quarterly growth of 0.2% and annual growth of 0.5%.
In the second quarter, the Swedish economy expanded 0.7% from the preceding quarter and grew 1.3% from a year earlier.
The gross domestic product data gave a small boost to the Swedish krona which strengthened to SEK8.5963 to the euro from SEK8.6146 before the numbers were released.
The statistics agency said that, amongst other things, household consumption expenditures grew by 1.3% while exports fell by 2.3%.
About half of Swedish gross domestic product comes from exports and some 35% of goods shipped from the Nordic state go to the troubled euro zone. As the bloc struggles to get to grips with some crushing debt, its demand for imports from Sweden has fallen.
Sweden's central bank is widely expected to cut its benchmark interest in December to give the economy a lift. The Riksbank expects growth for 2012 as a whole to slow to 0.8% from 3.9% in 2011.
Sweden's finance minister recently said his September forecast of 1.6% growth this year now looks too optimistic.