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  • Strong growth in consumption from foreign tourists

    Foreign tourists’ consumption in Norway amounted to NOK 50 billion in 2016. This contributed strongly towards a good year for the tourism industries.

  • NOK 65 000 spent on health per capita

    Norway spent NOK 65 000 per capita on health in 2017; about NOK 2 000 per capita more than in 2016. The preliminary figures for 2017 show that Norway’s current health expenditure was NOK 342 billion. This accounts for 10.4 per cent of Norway’s GDP.

  • Revisions in the financial accounts

    Households’ life insurance and pension entitlements and central government’s other assets are revised.

  • Crude oil down, basic metals up

    The Producer Price Index (PPI) fell by 2.6 per cent from January to February, the first month of decline since July 2017.

  • Economic trends for Møre og Romsdal

    Reports 2018/10

  • Norwegian economy boosted by increase in petroleum investment

    The Norwegian economy experienced an economic upturn throughout 2017. Going forward, the upturn will be driven by an increase in investments in the petroleum industry and higher international growth, but will be slowed down by falling housing inve...

  • Productivity growth, firm turnover and new varieties

    Discussion Papers no. 872

    We reconcile two different strands of the literature: the literature on how new goods impact prices and the literature on productivity growth and firm turnover.

  • Higher surplus in current account balance

    A high surplus on both the goods and service account and the income and current transfers account led to a higher surplus on the BOP current account from the 3rd to the 4th quarter of 2017.

  • Encompassing tests for evaluating multi-step system forecasts invariant to linear transformations

    Discussion Papers no. 871

    The paper suggests two encompassing tests for evaluating multi-step system forecasts invariant to linear transformations.

  • Pronounced rise in new orders

    Compared with the fourth quarter of 2016, new orders received in the order-based industry showed a considerable growth in the fourth quarter of 2017. The value of new orders in the last quarter of the 2017 is bigger than the deliveries and therefo...

  • Stable growth in mainland GDP in 2017

    Growth in gross domestic product (GDP) for mainland Norway was 0.6 per cent in the 4th quarter of 2017, the same rate of growth as the three previous quarters. For the year as a whole, mainland GDP rose by 1.8 per cent in 2017, compared to 1.0 per...

  • Crude oil and natural gas prices up

    The Producer Price Index (PPI) increased 3.1 per cent from December to January, which continued the overall growth that started in July 2017. The rise from December to January was led by higher prices on crude oil and natural gas.

  • Optimism in manufacturing

    Norwegian industrial managers report a production increase in the fourth quarter of 2017, with expectations of increased production and new orders in the first quarter of 2018. The general expectations for the first quarter of 2018 are also positi...

  • Significant and plausible futures

    Reports 2018/02

    This report describes the approach and results of a scenario workshop for a transdisciplinary team of 18 experts held in the project SMART PATHS in June 2017.

  • PPI continues to rise

    The producer price index (PPI) went up by 2.9 per cent from November to December. This was the fifth month in a row with an increase and stems from rising prices on crude oil and natural gas during the period. The PPI is now at its highest level s...