Fashion industry continues to grow in Sweden
The Swedish fashion industry keeps expanding. In 2012, sales increased and made fashion the focus of industries in Sweden. In 2012, the combined fashion sales reached 229 billion SEK ($35 billion), an 11% increase compared to the year before, according to a report by Association of Swedish Fashion Brands (ASFB).

More children in foster homes
The number of children and young people living in institutions and foster homes has increased as more and more unaccompanied minors arrive in Sweden. In 2006, the number of children (per thousand) with round the clock care by social services was 7, in 2012 the equivalent number was 10.

Few feel secure about their old age
Many Swedes donít feel secure when they picture their old age, according to a survey conducted by Sifo as commissioned by SVT. Only a quarter of the people polled felt completely or partly secure about aging. Eight out of ten do not agree, in whole or in part, that thereís enough staff within the Swedish geriatric care. Maria Larsson is Minister for Children and the Elderly in Sweden, and she believes that Swedes worry without cause, and that the geriatric care in the country is very good. 1,004 people were polled.