Decreasing turnover for water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities

The turnover in water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities was NOK 3.3 billion in July and August 2009. This is a decrease of 10 per cent compared with the same period last year.

The greatest decrease is from businesses dealing with the recovery of sorted materials, which had a turnover of NOK 854 million in the fourth period of 2009. This is a decrease of 33 per cent compared with 2008. The decrease is mainly caused by the decreasing metal prices.

Companies that are engaged in the collection of non-hazardous waste represent the largest industry group, and had a turnover of NOK 1.3 billion; a decrease of 1 per cent compared with 2008.

Important announcement: New classification implemented

From January 2009, a new version of Norwegian industry classification (SIC2007) will be used. The classification is in accordance with the EU’s new NACE rev.2 classification. A new industry group has been established for water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities. Materials recovery is moved from manufacturing industry to this industry group. Please click here for more general information concerning the transition to new standards.

Source: Statistics Norway

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