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Norwegian industrial managers report a small production increase in the third quarter of 2017, with the expectation of increased
production and new orders in the fourth quarter. The general expectations for the fourth quarter of 2017 are also positive
among most of the industry leaders.
The traditional pilot may become a rarer sight on ships along the Norwegian coast if the trend of recent years continues.
In 2016, almost 39 000 voyages were carried out with an on-board pilot in Norwegian waters; a decrease of 7 per cent from
the previous year.
Exports totalled NOK 63.9 billion in September, 11 per cent more than in the same month in 2016. Imports were approximately
unchanged from September last year and contributed to a trade surplus of NOK 9.2 billion.