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Net immigration to Norway in 2016 was 3 700 lower than the previous year due to the particularly high level of emigration.
There were also major changes in the net immigration composition, with far more arriving from Asia, especially Syria, and
far fewer arriving from Europe.
In the first quarter of 2017, Norwegian industrial managers reported a levelling off of the decline in production. Suppliers
to the oil and gas sector in particular reported a decline. The general expectations for the second quarter of 2017 are positive
among most of the industry leaders.
Exports in goods amounted to NOK 79.7 billion in March, a rise of nearly 30 percent compared to the same month in 2016. Increased
exports of crude oil and fish, as well as higher natural gas prices, were decisive. Imports of goods increased by nearly 13
percent, ending at NOK 57.0 billion.
Fewer people read printed newspapers and more people read online versions of newspapers on an average day in 2016 than the
year before. The number of persons watching TV remains stable. We spend more time on the Internet, and use of social media
is still increasing.