1842-1846 2.4 1842-1845 4.2 1845-1846 -2.7 depression
1846-1852 2.5 1846-1850 4.7 1850-1852 -0.8 depression
1852-1856 2.4 1852-1855 3.6 1855-1856 -1.1 contraction
1856-1862 2.2 1856-1860 4.6 1860-1862 -2.4 minirecession followed by depression
1862-1866 3.5 1862-1865 5.4 1865-1866 -1.9 contraction
1866-1868 -4.3 1866-1867 2.5 1867-1868 -10.6 depression
1868-1875 4.8 1868-1874 5.7 1874-1875 -0.8 contraction
1875-1878 1.1 1875-1876 7.0 1876-1878 -1.7 depression
1878-1880 3.0 1878-1879 5.9 1879-1880 0.3 minirecession
1880-1882 1.0 1880-1881 2.9 1881-1882 -0.9 contraction
1882-1884 3.0 1882-1883 7.4 1883-1884 -1.3 contraction
1884-1887 1.2 1884-1885 3.9 1885-1887 -0.1 minirecession followed by depression
1887-1889 2.9 1887-1888 4.9 1888-1889 0.9 minirecession
1889-1892 2.0 1889-1891 3.2 1891-1892 -0.3 contraction
1892-1900 3.2 1892-1899 3.7 1899-1900 -0.5 contraction
1900-1902 1.4 1900-1901 2.7 1901-1902 0.2 minirecession
1902-1905 2.4 1902-1904 3.9 1904-1905 -0.5 contraction
1905-1909 3.4 1905-1907 7.4 1907-1909 -0.5 depression followed by minirecession
1909-1918 1.5 1909-1916 4.0 1916-1918 -6.5 depression
1918-1921 0.7 1918-1920 5.6 1920-1921 -8.5 depression
1921-1925 5.4 1921-1924 7.1 1924-1925 0.6 minirecession
1925-1932 3.0 1925-1930 5.1 1930-1932 -2.1 depression
1932-1941 2.8 1932-1939 5.3 1939-1941 -5.5 depression
1941-1953 3.6 1941-1952 3.9 1952-1953 0.7 minirecession
1953-1978 3.6 1953-1976 4.0 1976-1978 -0.8 depression
1978-1981 1.1 1978-1979 3.2 1979-1981 0.1 minirecession followed by contraction
1981-1993 1.3 1981-1990 2.3 1990-1993 -1.7 depression
1993-2001 3.1 1993-2000 3.5 2000-2001 0.9 minirecession

Definitions:
- Depression: The term is often used to describe a severe economic crisis or downturn, in contrast to just a regular recession. Here, a depression is identified as an event when volume GDP in one year is beneath the level of volume GDP two years earlier, and consists of the negative consecutive annual changes in volume GDP..
- Expansion: The period between two consecutive recessions.
- Contraction: An event when the annual change in the volume GDP is negative.
- Minirecession: An event when the annual change in GDP is between zero and one percent.
- Recession: Is defined differently in different contexts. One usual definition is that the GDP falls for two consecutive quarters. Here a recession is defined as an event when the annual volume change in GDP is less than one percent, consisting of the consecutive annual changes when this condition is fulfilled.

Source: Edvinsson, R., 2005: Growth, Accumulation, Crisis: With New Macroeconomic Data for Sweden 1800-2000. Almqvist & Wiksell International; Stockholm. Link: http://www.diva-portal.org/su/theses/abstract.xsql?dbid=378 (050320).

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