Fiscal Sustainability Report 2021

Summary of the Fiscal Sustainability Report 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has come at considerable cost to Sweden, including for public finances. In the report’s base scenario, both the government’s net financial position and Maastricht debt as a share of GDP are nevertheless around the same in 2050 as they were before the pandemic. Public finances are therefore considered to be long-term sustainable. Much of the recovery in public finances will, however, take place in the near term as the economy rebounds. The base scenario assumes that the population grows healthier and works to a greater age. In an alternative scenario where this does not happen, public finances are not found to be long-term sustainable.