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230 km of the sewage system renewed

In 2016, 230 of the 37 400 kilometres of the existing sewage pipeline system was renewed, representing 0.62 per cent. Furthermore, 55 per cent of inhabitants were connected to wastewater facilities that complied with treatment permit requirements.

Financial assets of NOK 10 trillion

At the end of the first quarter of 2017, central government financial assets are estimated at NOK 10 400 billion, exceeding NOK 10 trillion for the very first time.

More users, greater need for assistance

More than 355 000 persons received one or more nursing and care services as home care or in institutions during 2016. This represents a 2 per cent increase from 2015 and 8 per cent from 2009. The youngest and the oldest have the most extensive need for assistance, but it has been increasing in all age groups.

Norwegian economy

Economic Survey 2-2017

Interim seasonally adjusted quarterly national accounts figures (QNA) show an upswing in economic growth in the first quarter of 2017. Mainland GDP increased by an annualised 2.6 per cent, which is higher than estimated trend growth of 2 per cent. It is still too early to be certain that this represents an economic turnaround following the slump in the wake of the fall in oil prices in the second half of 2014, but our projections indicate that this is the case.