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Mortgage interest rate in Sweden 2016-2020

Over the period from the third quarter of 2016 to the fourth quarter of 2020, the interest rate in Sweden fluctuated, but slightly decreased overall. The highest interest rate during the evaluated period was reported in the first quarter of 2017, amounting to 1.65. There was a constant decrease in the mortgage interest rate from the fourth quarter of 2017 to the fourth quarter of 2018, reaching 1.47 at the end of 2018 and then increasing in the first quarter of 2019. The rate equaled 1.53 in the first quarter of 2020. A 2018 report studied the mortgage rates in selected European countries. Hungary led the ranking with the highest rate within the investigated countries. Spain, Poland and Croatia followed, whereas Norway was in the middle of the ranking, alongside the Netherlands and Denmark.

 Home ownership in Sweden 

  The home ownership rate in Sweden did not vary dramatically over the period from 2008 to 2017. It peaked in 2010 and slightly fluctuated the following years. The rate was lowest in 2016 and 2017, amounting to roughly 65 percent.

 Who buys their own home in 2018? 

  As of 2018, Germans, Austrians, Danes and Swedes were the European citizens for who home ownership was least common. Romania was the country with the highest home ownership rate among selected European countries in 2019, followed by Hungary. Both countries had a rate higher than 90 percent. In general, it seemed to be more common to own a home in Eastern European countries than in the Western part of the continent.

Mortgage interest rate in Sweden from 3rd quarter 2016 to 1st quarter 2020

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Release date

July 2020



Survey time period

3rd quarter 2016 to 1st quarter 2020

Supplementary notes

*Weighted average.

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