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Increased mainland exports
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2015-08-17T10:00:00.000Z
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External trade in goodsJuly 2015, preliminary figures

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Increased mainland exports

Exports of goods came to NOK 68.3 billion, while imports amounted to NOK 44.5 billion in July. This resulted in a trade surplus of NOK 23.8 billion; NOK 6.4 billion more than the same month in 2014. Mainland exports of machines and fish increased. Exports of natural gas also went up, while low crude oil prices continued to effect exports of crude oil.

External trade in goods1
NOK MillionChange in per centNOK Million - so far this yearChange in per cent - so far this year
July 2015June 2015 - July 2015July 2014 - July 2015July 2015July 2014 - July 2015
1The figures are marked with the symbol *. This is Statistics Norways standard symbol for indicating preliminary figures.
2Due to the data collection method, the preliminary monthly figures published for ships and oil platforms are often incomplete. In retrospect, therefore, the trade in these goods could in some cases lead to major corrections in the figures. Please see tables 2-4 for the impact these figures have on the external trade.
Imports44 541-17.3-14.0356 08211.3
Ships and oil platforms25-99.4-99.922 610214.8
 
Exports68 313-3.0-1.1492 767-7.6
Crude oil15 289-19.4-37.0116 411-32.0
Natural gas18 43819.237.8133 5252.1
Natural gas condensates146-66.2-77.33 203-33.2
Ships and oil platforms2732391.3297.83 507-35.5
Mainland exports33 708-4.710.1236 1206.8
 
The trade balance23 77243.937.1136 685-36.0
The mainland trade balance-10 82838.733.4-97 352-6.5
Figure 1 shows the development in the trade balance over the past five years-and so far in 2015, measured in NOK billion. It also shows the development of total imports and exports
Figure 2 shows the development in the mainland trade balance over the last five years and so far in 2015, measured in NOK billion. In addition to the mainland trade balance, it also shows the development for imports excluding ships and oil platforms and mainland exports
Figure 3 shows the development in the total exports of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas condensates in the two preceding years and so far in 2015, measured in NOK billio
Figure 4 shows the development in the mainland exports in the two preceding years and so far in 2015, measured in NOK billion
Figure 5 shows the development in oil exports for the past five years and so far in 2015. It shows the development both measured in NOK by barrel and the number of barrels exported
Figure 1 shows the development in the trade balance over the past five years-and so far in 2015, measured in NOK billion. It also shows the development of total imports and exportsFigure 2 shows the development in the mainland trade balance over the last five years and so far in 2015, measured in NOK billion. In addition to the mainland trade balance, it also shows the development for imports excluding ships and oil platforms and mainland exportsFigure 3 shows the development in the total exports of crude oil, natural gas and natural gas condensates in the two preceding years and so far in 2015, measured in NOK billioFigure 4 shows the development in the mainland exports in the two preceding years and so far in 2015, measured in NOK billionFigure 5 shows the development in oil exports for the past five years and so far in 2015. It shows the development both measured in NOK by barrel and the number of barrels exported

In July, exports declined by 1.1 per cent or NOK 791 million, while imports fell by 14.0 per cent or NOK 7.2 billion. The figures for July 2014 include an oil platform and aeroplanes. Corresponding transactions were not present in July this year. Excluding these transactions in July last year levels the decline in imports. Low oil prices continued to pull down the export value of crude oil, while exports of natural gas increased. High exports of machines and fish from the mainland also increased in July. 

High exports of natural gas

Exports of natural gas reached NOK 18.4 billion in July this year, up 37.8 per cent from July 2014. We exported 8.9 billion standard cubic metres of natural gas in a gaseous state. A higher exported volume and higher prices contributed to the increase in value this July. 

In July, the export value of crude oil ended at NOK 15.3 billion, down 37.0 per cent from July last year. The number of exported barrels of crude oil was lower. In July, the average price per barrel of crude oil was NOK 463. This was NOK 188 less than in July 2014 and NOK 21 less than the previous month.

Norwegian machinery and instruments abroad

Mainland exports totalled NOK 33.7 billion compared to NOK 30.6 billion in July last year. 

Exports of the main commodity group machinery and transport equipment reached NOK 8.6 billion in July, up 28.0 per cent from July 2014. The subgroups power-generating machinery and equipment, together with general industrial machinery and equipment increased almost NOK 870 million. Exports of professional and scientific instruments rose in July, with a growth close to 40.6 per cent, and thus reached NOK 1.4 billion. 

Norwegian fish in demand

In July, fish exports went up by NOK 626 million to NOK 5.4 billion. Exports of fresh whole salmon came to NOK 3.0 billion; an increase of NOK 303 million, and covered half of the total increase. Exports of mackerel and cod also increased in July.

Exports of liquefied propane and butane, however, dropped by 33.8 per cent to NOK 890 million in July 2015.

High demand for electric vehicles

Imports in July ended at NOK 44.5 billion; a decrease from July last year of NOK 7.2 billion, or 14.0 per cent. 

Several main commodity groups saw a decline in July. Imports of machinery and transport equipment came to NOK 16.8 billion; a whole 28.8 per cent less than July 2014. The subgroup other transport equipment came to NOK 7.7 billion in July 2014, where imports of an oil platform and aeroplanes together amounted to NOK 6.4 billion. However, this subgroup may show large fluctuations due to large individual transactions.

Imports of road vehicles, however, went up by NOK 630 million in July. A high share of electric vehicles in July 2015 contributed to the increase. 

The main group mineral fuels fell to NOK 2.0 billion compared with July last year. Refined mineral products contributed to the decrease, mainly due to lower prices but also to lower imported volumes.