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Index of retail sales, June 2015

Sales up due to bad weather

The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales increased by 1.0 per cent from May to June this year. This follows a decrease of 3.4 per cent from April to May this year.

Labour force survey, Q2 2015

Increase in unemployment among youths

There was an increase of 31 000 in the number of unemployed persons from the 2nd quarter of 2014 to the 2nd quarter of 2015. Half of this increase was among youths.

Accommodation, May 2015

Continued growth in guest nights

The number of guest nights in Norwegian accommodation establishments reached 2.6 million in May 2015. This is an increase of 79 000 guest nights or 3.2 per cent compared with May 2014. Foreign residents contributed 49 000 or 62 per cent more guest nights this May. Lodging revenue for Norwegian hotels went up 0.4 per cent from NOK 1085 million in May 2014 to NOK 1 089 million in May this year.

Business tendency survey for manufacturing, mining and quarrying, Q2 2015

Negative signals from manufacturing

According to Norwegian industrial managers there was a downturn in total output and new orders in the second quarter of 2015. Weak figures from producers of capital goods are the main reason for this decline. Expectations for the third quarter are negative in many areas of manufacturing.

Intermediaries of cabins, 2014

3 of 4 are foreign guest nights in 2014

In 2014, Norwegian registered intermediaries of cabins arranged 1 181 000 overnight stays in private cabins and holiday houses in Norway. 3 of 4, or 889 000 of these are foreign guest nights. Germany had 343 000 guest nights and was the largest foreign market in 2014.

Travel survey, Q1 2015

Increase in outbound trips

Norwegians aged 16-79 took 1.8 million outbound trips with at least one overnight stay during the 1st quarter of 2015; an increase of 20 per cent compared with the 1st quarter of 2014.

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