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Wage index, Q2 2014, preliminary figures

Wages up 1.1 per cent in construction

Preliminary figures for average basic salaries for full-time employees in construction show a 1.1 per cent increase between the 1st quarter of 2014 and the 2nd quarter of 2014. Equivalent figures for the second quarter of 2014 show an increase of 1.5 per cent.

Wholesale and retail trade sales statistics, Q2 2014, preliminary figures

Growth in wholesale industries

The seasonally-adjusted sales index of wholesale industries shows an increase of 2.8 per cent from the 1st quarter to the 2nd quarter of 2014, and turnover was 6.5 per cent higher than the year before.

Universities and colleges - StatRes, 2013

More students in tertiary education

The number of students in long tertiary education increased from 42 000 in 2004 to 57 000 in 2013, an increase of 35 per cent. In the same period, the number of students in short tertiary education increased from 137 500 to 152 500, an increase of 11 per cent.

The National Forest Inventory, 2009-2013

Increasing volume of growing stock

According to calculations from the National Forest Inventory, the total growing stock in Norwegian forests is 912 million cubic metres. The stock is steadily increasing, and over the last 20 years the volume has grown 50 per cent. The increment has been stable for the past ten years.

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