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House prices up 1.9 per cent

Prices for existing dwellings were increasing in all regions at the start of 2017. The growth is still highest in the Oslo area, according to seasonally-adjusted figures.

Signs of optimism in manufacturing

In the first quarter of 2017, Norwegian industrial managers reported a levelling off of the decline in production. Suppliers to the oil and gas sector in particular reported a decline. The general expectations for the second quarter of 2017 are positive among most of the industry leaders.

Lowest net immigration in ten years

Net immigration to Norway in 2016 was 3 700 lower than the previous year due to the particularly high level of emigration. There were also major changes in the net immigration composition, with far more arriving from Asia, especially Syria, and far fewer arriving from Europe.

Increased external trade in goods

Exports in goods amounted to NOK 79.7 billion in March, a rise of nearly 30 percent compared to the same month in 2016. Increased exports of crude oil and fish, as well as higher natural gas prices, were decisive. Imports of goods increased by nearly 13 percent, ending at NOK 57.0 billion.