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Immigration and public finances

The effects of more immigrants on public finances

Depending on labour market participation, high levels of immigration may temporarily ease the pressure on the public finances caused by population aging. But the impact is not likely to be significant in the long run. Immigrants from Asia and Africa are more dependent than other groups on government welfare schemes.

Immigrants and their children – and our knowledge of them

Immigrants – what we know and don’t know

In the ten years up to 2013, the number of immigrants and Norwegian-born to immigrant parents has more than doubled. This strong growth is due to the increase in labour immigration from the new EU member states in East Europe.

External trade in goods

Revised import figures on snuff

In cooperation with the Directorate of Customs and Excise, Statistics Norway has examined the import data on snuff. Previously published figures in the period from 2009 to 2010 are too low, and there are inconsistencies regarding country of origin in the period from 2011 to 2013.

Income and wealth statistics for households, 2013

Small rise in income and wealth inequality

Households at the top of the income and wealth distribution gained a larger proportion of total income and wealth in 2013 compared to the previous year.

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