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For the second consecutive year, wholesale and retail trade experienced weaker growth in turnover than the year before. Total
turnover amounted to nearly NOK 1 455 billion in 2013; 1.2 per cent more than in 2012.
Arrivals of vessels at Norwegian and foreign ports, 2014
Norwegian-controlled vessels registered abroad made 50 000 port calls in 2014, nearly 3 per cent less than the year before.
Arrived gross tonnage fell by almost 4 per cent, ending at 705 million tonnes.
Eighty per cent of urban areas in Norway are built-up. Half of this, i.e. 40 per cent, is used for residential purposes. Land
used for roads covers 15 per cent, and areas used for business and administration services make up 9 per cent of urban areas.
For the first time, the Norwegian media barometer shows that Internet issues of newspapers are clearly more popular than the
printed versions. Streaming services like Netflix are gaining momentum and a growing number of people are using social media.