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Fewer voyages with pilot on board

The traditional pilot may become a rarer sight on ships along the Norwegian coast if the trend of recent years continues. In 2016, almost 39 000 voyages were carried out with an on-board pilot in Norwegian waters; a decrease of 7 per cent from the previous year.

Further growth in business sector R&D

The business enterprise sector performed research and development (R&D) totalling about NOK 29.5 billion in 2016. This is 6.2 per cent higher compared to 2015. Measured in fixed prices, the increase was 3.8 per cent.

Increase in trade surplus

Exports totalled NOK 63.9 billion in September, 11 per cent more than in the same month in 2016. Imports were approximately unchanged from September last year and contributed to a trade surplus of NOK 9.2 billion.

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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.