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Research and development in the business enterprise sector, 2013, preliminary figures

Stable R&D growth in business enterprises

Norwegian business enterprises carried out research and development (R&D) for NOK 22.6 billion in 2013. This is an increase of 6.7 per cent compared with 2012. A total of 16 683 R&D man-years were performed in 2013; 3.9 per cent more than in 2012.

External trade in goods, September 2014, preliminary figures

Second highest import

Imports in September amounted to NOK 50.1 billion; the second highest ever measured. Exports also increased and amounted to NOK 71.7 billion; 7.7 per cent more than the same month last year. Higher prices for crude oil, natural gas and the most important commodity groups contributed to this.

Bankruptcies, Q3 2014

Number of bankruptcies on the rise

The number of bankruptcies went up by 14 per cent in the third quarter of 2014 compared with the same quarter of last year. The total number of bankruptcies was 1 035.

Main revision 2014

GDP to be revised upwards

The GDP for 2011 will be revised upwards by around NOK 40 billion, or 1.5 per cent, when Statistics Norway publishes its revised national accounts on 20 November. Moreover, all years will be subject to an upward revision, varying between 1.5 and 2 percent, as a result of amendments to international guidelines.

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