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Research and development in the business enterprise sector, 2015, final figures

Growth in Norwegian R&D activity remains stronger than in the EU

The business sector performed research and development (R&D) to a value of NOK 27.8 billion in 2015; an increase of 12 per cent from 2014. At constant prices, the increase was 9 per cent. This growth is clearly higher than in the EU and the other Nordic countries.


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A wide-ranging and readily comprehensible picture of society, business, nature and the environment on Svalbard.

Job vacancies, Q4 2016

Small increase in number of vacancies

The number of job vacancies increased by 3.6 per cent from the 4th quarter of 2015 to the 4th quarter of 2016. There was an increase in oil and gas, but from a very low level. Other industries with an increase in job vacancies include construction, as well as information and communication. There was a decrease in domestic trade.

External trade in goods, January 2017, preliminary figures

Steady growth in the trade surplus

The trade surplus was NOK 25.0 billion in January 2017, an increase of 48.1 per cent from the same month last year. There was a strong growth in exports of oil of 81.8 per cent, while the export of natural gas was up 16.5 per cent. Imports of goods came to NOK 48.8 billion.

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