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Waste accounts, 2014

Small increase in Norway’s waste

The total amount of waste in Norway increased by 7 per cent from 2013 to 2014. In 2014, a total of 11.9 million tonnes of waste was generated. This continues the trend seen in recent years, with an increase by several per cent each year.

Intermediaries of cabins, 2015

7 in 10 are foreign guest nights in 2015

In 2015, Norwegian registered intermediaries of cabins arranged 1 080 000 overnight stays in private cabins and holiday houses in Norway. Of this, 7 in 10, or 752 000, are foreign guest nights. Denmark had 243 000 guest nights and was the largest foreign market in 2015.

Emissions of acidifying gases and ozone precursors, 2015, preliminary figures

Further decrease in nitrogen oxides emissions

In 2015, 134 100 tonnes of nitrogen oxides (NOx) were emitted in Norway. This means a continuation of the declining emission trend. The emissions were 5.4 per cent lower than in 2014, and well below the obligation in the Gothenburg Protocol of 156 000 tonnes.

Museums and collections, 2015

11 million visits to Norwegian museums

For the first time ever, the number of recorded visits to Norwegian museums has exceeded 11 million. This number represents an increase of just over 4 per cent since 2014.

Banks and mortgage companies, Q1 2016

Moderate results for banks

Norwegian banks’ pre-tax profit amounted to NOK 10.5 billion in the 1st quarter of 2016; a slight decline compared to the same quarter in 2015. The moderate result stemmed from lower net value changes and moderate growth in net interest income.

Key figures for labour market

Compared with other countries, a large share of the population in Norway is in employment. This is mainly due to the fact that many women work, but also because unemployment remains relatively low. This page provides further details on the employment situation.

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