Total inventories in Swedish industry increased by SEK 3.65 billion in the fourth quarter of 2018, following a downwardly revised SEK 4.6 billion fall in the previous period. In the manufacturing industry, the change in total inventories was positive in a majority of the subsectors. Inventories decreased the most in the motor vehicles industry, by SEK 1.2 billion. The largest increase in inventories, SEK 1.6 billion, was in the wood and wood products industry. Business Inventories in Sweden averaged -404.06 SEK Million from 2008 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 18820.86 SEK Million in the first quarter of 2011 and a record low of -15697.46 SEK Million in the fourth quarter of 2008.