Swedish fashion
Swedish fashion is important for the Swedish economy and one important export market is the United States. In 2011, the turnover in the Swedish fashion industry was 206 million SEK ($32 million). H&M accounts for the majority of the sales.

More fish on the plate
Swedes more often put fish on their plates than before. But every fifth Swede only eats fish two or three times a month, which is much less than the recommendations by Livsmedelsverket (the National Food Agency).

Swedes tweet more than Americans
Nearly one out of five Swedes, that's 17 percent of all Swedes, use Twitter, according to a new report. Compare that to Americans, of which 16 percent use Twitter. In the U.S. users of Twitter are younger, more mobile and better educated than those who use Facebook, according a report from Pew Research Center. Last year in Sweden, 11 percent used Twitter, and the year before that only 8 percent. Why the increase? ”It has to do with Twitter being so visible in media,” says Sophia Sundgren, lecturer and author of the new book "#Twitterboken.” ”Newspapers have published quotes from Twitter, and TV programs push for viewers to interact with them through Twitter. And people pull people. When a person has discovered Twitter and talks about it, it affects others.” Swedes use Twitter primarily to stay in touch, but the older the user, the more important hobbies and interests are for the use of Twitter. Younger users, in the 16-25 age bracket, views on current issues are commonly expressed, and the somewhat older users (26-35) often tweet about their work life. The report ”Svenskarna och Internet 2013” will be presented in its entirety in connection with the Internet days at the end of November.

Children of foreign born more subject to crime
Single parents and children of parents born abroad are more subject to crime than others, this according to a new report called Nationella trygghetsundersökningen (the national security survey). For persons with foreign-born parents, the vulnerability has increased. "In that group we see an increase from slightly more than 9 percent in 2005 to nearly 16 percent in 2012,” says Thomas Hvitfeldt, investigator at Brå (The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention). ”In the meantime the vulnerability in other groups has decreased.” The national security survey is based on interviews with about 13,000 people aged 16-79, and is conducted yearly by Brå. The survey measures the public’s exposure to crime, experienced security and faith in the judiciary. Fifteen percent of single parents with children report they were subject to abuse, threats, muggings, sexual crimes, fraud or harassment in 2012. Also people who live in apartment buildings stand out—more than 14 percent of them reported that they were subject to some of these crimes last year. ”Even if the vulnerability for crime against an individual has gone down somewhat among single parents and people living in apartment buildings, it is consistently higher than the vulnerability in other groups. This applies for the entire 2005-2012 period,” says Åsa Ireland, investigator at Brå. The average vulnerability percentage for the people in the survey, is 11 percent.