Tagged: economy

Improved results in 2009

Preliminary figures for 2009 show a strengthening of the municipalities’ finances compared to 2008. Net operating surplus for the municipalities is estimated at 2.8 percent in 2009 compared to 0 percent in 2008. Preliminary...

Fewer taxi trips

The average taxi trip per capita fell by 14 percent from 7.4 taxi trips in 2008 to 6.4 taxi trips in 2009. A similar decline was also registered on the other indicators in 2009...

Capital losses reduce inequality

Huge capital losses within households at the top of the income distribution contracted income differentials. 2008 was once again a year of substantial rises in household income. The median equivalent income rose by 3.9...

Strong growth in Consumer Price Index (CPI)

The CPI increased by 1.3 percent from January to February 2010. The prices on electricity including grid tariff contributed most to the growth. The CPI rose by 3.0 percent from February 2009 to February...

OECD economic survey of Norway

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) presented its economic survey of Norway today. The survey gives a comprehensive and insightful analysis of the Norwegian economy. “OECD’s assessment of the Norwegian economy serves...

Increase in manufacturing turnover

The turnover in Norwegian manufacturing increased by 2.1 percent from November 2009 to January 2010 compared to the previous three-month period, according to seasonally adjusted figures. Turnover within the export market increased by 4.3...

DNV maintained its strong position in 2009

Oslo: With growth in both its total revenue and number of employees, DNV held a strong position in all its main areas of activity in 2009. Despite the difficulties in the global economy, DNV...

Slowdown in the Norwegian economy

Annual gross domestic product (GDP) measured in constant prices fell for the first time in 20 years. Both GDP and GDP Mainland Norway fell by 1.5 percent from 2008 to 2009. The downturn in...