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  • This is Norway 2017

    This is Norway presents statistics from a variety of areas and seeks to give an overview of Norwegian society and its developments in recent years.

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  • Two out of three transfers for agricultural purposes

    In 2016, a total of 8 960 agricultural properties were transferred to new owners, of which 5 600 were transferred for agricultural purposes. One third of the properties were sold on the free market. The average purchase price for properties sold o...

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  • 1 in 10 over 66 has to use stairs to enter their dwelling

    81 000 persons over the age of 66 live on the second floor or above without a lift. This is 11 per cent of all the people in the age group.

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  • Large majority own their dwelling

    Three out of four households own their dwelling, and a large majority of these are freeholders. The ownership rates are especially high among couples with children and high-income households.

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  • One in ten live in a crowded dwelling

    One in ten residents and one in twenty households live in a crowded dwelling. This is especially common among families with children, low-income households and immigrants.

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  • Still large reserves of orders in construction

    The stock of orders in building and construction was 3 per cent higher in the 2nd quarter of 2017 and shows an industry with substantial ongoing projects and full order books in the first half of 2017.

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  • More new buildings in July

    Seasonally-adjusted figures for building start permits show a 10 per cent increase in dwelling permits from June to July.

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  • Decrease within advertising

    Seasonal-adjusted turnover within advertising and market research decreased by 3 per cent from the 1st quarter to the 2nd quarter of 2017.

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  • Continued increase in building and construction industry

    The activity in the building and construction industry continued to rise in the 2nd quarter of 2017. Overall, the seasonally-adjusted figures showed 0.9 per cent growth.

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  • Fewer building permits

    In the 2nd quarter of 2017, building permission was given for 9 500 dwellings with a total 1.2 million square metres of utility floor space. This is 3 per cent less dwellings than the same quarter last year.

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  • Increase in sales of dwellings

    The number of dwelling properties sold on the free market increased by 3 per cent from the second quarter of 2016 to the second quarter of 2017. For holiday homes sold on the free market there was a decrease of 2 per cent in the same period.

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  • More new dwellings in June

    Seasonally-adjusted figures for building start permits show a 31 per cent increase in dwelling permits from May to June. Building permits in Oslo made a particular contribution to this increase.

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  • Depreciation of dwellings

    Reports 2017/20

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  • Strong start to 2017 for construction industry

    The turnover in the construction industry was NOK 61.8 billion in the 1st period of 2017. This corresponds to a growth of 10.4 per cent compared to the 1st period in 2016.

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  • Growth in expenses for fire and accident protection in municipalities

    In 2016, the municipalities spent NOK 5.6 billion on fire and accident protection, and this is mainly related to preparedness.

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