Sveriges Riksbank Inflation Report 4th Q 2001

REPORT - The central bank of Sweden today, 5 December, published its Inflation Report for 4th Quarter 2001.

Summary

Inflation is currently just below 3 per cent. As the effects of lastspring's price increases for certain goods and services diminishand import prices become more subdued in connection with lower oil prices and the Swedish krona's recent appreciation, inflation will fall back and for a time be below the Riksbank's target.

Somewhat weaker demand and lower resource utilisation contrib