STOCKHOLM, April 10 (Reuters) - Swedish industrial production rose 0.5 percent in February from January and was down 0.9 percent year-on-year, the statistics office said on Wednesday.
Industry order bookings rose 2.1 percent from the same month a year ago, the office said in a statement.
The average forecast in a Reuters poll of analysts was for production to rise 0.8 percent month-on-month and fall 1.9 percent year-on-year.
INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION Feb Jan Forecast
Percentage change month/month +0.5 -1.1* +0.8
Percentage change year/year -0.9 -8.0* -1.9
(* January figures were revised from -2.0 percent on the month and -7.8 percent on the year)
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