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The Riksbank’s balance sheet as at 31 December 2003 amounted to approximately SEK 186 billion.
The repo rate
Since June 1994 the repo rate has been the Riksbank's key interest rate.
Sweden has had a floating exchange rate since November 1992.
The Riksbank compiles and publishes statistics within a number of different areas. The balance of payments, including the current account and financial account, is presented quarterly. The Riksbank also compiles data regarding banks’ and housing credit institutions’ deposit and lending rates. Financial market statistics, including the interest rate data, are published by Statistics Sweden monthly on behalf of the Riksbank.
The Riksbank publishes its key interest rates as well as short- and long-term market rates. As regards the FX market the Bank publishes currency fixes for the most common currencies. Other statistics include turnover in the money market and the FX market as well as data regarding the Riksbank’s balance sheet (the so-called weekly report).
Balance of Payments, Q1, 2006
The current account showed a surplus of SEK 58.3 billion for 2006 Q1, which is an increase of SEK 16.6 billion compared with the same period in 2005. The trade in goods balance contributed the largest surplus of SEK 46.3 billion. Services and investment income also showed surpluses of SEK 14.7 billion and SEK 4.6 billion respectively, while current transfers showed a deficit of SEK 7.3 billion.
Economic and financial data for Sweden
IMF Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS)
SDDS is a statistics standard developed by the International Monetary Fund, which has been adopted by Sweden. Data are updated on the same day that new statistics are published. Data are produced by the Riksbank, Statistics Sweden, the Swedish National Debt Office, the Swedish National Financial Management Authority and the National Institute of Economic Research.