© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A man sells vegetables at the Kungsgatan market near Drottninggatan in Stockholm, Sweden, May 8, 2017. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins/File Photo
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Swedish companies did not raise consumer prices more than they were encouraged by the current costs, a report published by the National Institute of Economic Research (NIER) said on Tuesday.
With the increase in prices for 30 years this year, the previous government in August asked a think tank to see if companies are raising prices more than they do with high energy and others.
“The main conclusion is that there are no indications that the consumer price index (CPIF) will rise beyond what would be supported by the increase in the production costs from the second quarter of 2021,” NIER said in a statement.