- Real GDP growth in Sweden in 2016 is estimated at 3.3% and is expected to slow down in 2017 (EC, Winter 2017 Forecast).
- In 2015, GERD was the highest in the EU summing up to 3.26% of GDP.
- A new Research Bill was submitted in November 2016 and will be decided by Parliament in 2017. It has a ten-year perspective but focuses in particular on measures for 2017–2020,
- Swedish BERD intensity is among the highest in Europe and stood at 2.27% in 2015, corresponding to slightly above 2/3 of total R&D investments in Sweden.
- There have been substantial efforts over the past two decades focusing on an incremental industrial restructuring. The aim is to reduce economic dependence on a few large actors by supporting growth in high-tech firms and improving framework conditions for SMEs.