Tagged: Statistics Norway

32 percent survived five years

A total of 32 per cent of the newly established enterprises in 2003 were still active in 2008. The average number of persons employed in these enterprises increased by a factor of four during...

No increase in innovation activity

Results from the Norwegian innovation survey show that more than a quarter of Norwegian enterprises introduced innovations in products or processes during the period from 2006 to 2008. As in the previous survey, the...

Construction costs up 1.8 percent

The construction costs of residential buildings increased by 1.8 percent from December 2008 to December 2009, while the material costs rose by 1.5 percent in the same period. From December 2008 to December 2009,...

Decline in enterprise debt growth

The twelve-month growth in the credit indicator C2 was 4.8 percent to end-November, down from 5.1 percent to end-October. The decrease in debt growth came from non-financial enterprises Credit indicator C2. Percentage change Non-financial...

Minor changes in agricultural area

The total agricultural area operated by those who applied for agricultural production subsidies in 2009 was of the same size as the year before, and covered 10.1 million decares. The area of meadows for...

Trade balance up

Exports of goods reached NOK 65 billion in October, while imports came to NOK 37.5 billion. Both exports and imports increased compared to the previous months, and the trade balance reached the highest value...

Low electricity consumption, increased exports

The consumption of electricity in power intensive manufacturing is still record low. In September it was reduced by 23 percent compared with the corresponding month last year. Production remained almost unchanged, while exports increased...

Increased portfolio investments abroad

Norway’s portfolio investment abroad was NOK 3 673 billion by the end of 2008. This is equal to an increase of 25 per cent from the end of 2007, reports Statistics Norway. The increase...

Norway to spend more money on asylum seekers

More than 13,379 people have sought asylum in Norway so far this year. This is as many as the entire number from last year. Norway’s expenses in connection with asylum reception centers, immigration and integration will...