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Annual national accounts2014-2015



Minor changes in GDP Mainland Norway

Final figures for 2014 show growth in GDP for Mainland Norway at 2.2 per cent. This is a downward revision of 0.1 percentage point from previous estimates. The GDP for Mainland Norway for 2015 is calculated to 1.1 per cent, which is 0.1 percentage point higher than previously calculated.

Macroeconomic indicators. Volume growth from previous year. Per cent. Revised and earlier published numbers for 2014 and 2015
 EarlierRevisedRevisjon in per cent pointEarlierRevisedRevisjon in per cent point
Growth in gross domestic product (GDP)2.21.9-
Gross domestic produkt Mainland Norway2.32.2-
Petroleum activities and ocean transport2.01.0-
Mainland Norway (basic values)
Manufacturing and mining3.52.8-0.7-3.3-3.20.1
Production of other goods4.83.9-
Service industries1.
General government2.01.9-
Final domestic use of goods and services      
Household final consumption exp1.
Final consumption exp. of general government2.92.7-
Gross fixed capital formation.0.0-0.7-0.7-4.2-3.80.4
Mainland Norway1.30.4-
Total exports2.
Total imports1.
Growth in employed persons and productivity      
Employed persons1.
Houers worked1.51.4-
Full-time equivalent3.
GDP per houers worked0.80.5-
Growth in prices      
Price deflator for GDP0.50.3-0.2-2.3-2.30.0
Price deflator for GDP Mainland Norway2.
Price deflator for Houshold final consumption exp.

Total GDP for 2014 is revised down by 0.3 percentage points to a growth of 1.9 per cent. The change is due to weaker growth in oil and gas extraction. The preliminary data showed a growth of 1.8 per cent, but the final figures shows growth of 1.0 per cent. A weaker growth in ocean transport abroad also contributed to the downward revision.

The downward revision of GDP for Mainland Norway is mainly due to less growth in production of other goods. Production of other goods includes construction, which in the final figures showed much weaker growth than previous figures based on production indices for construction. Manufacturing industries are also revised down from 3.5 to 3.0 per cent. Despite many industries in manufacturing showing a better development than in the previous figures, this has not offset the much weaker development of refined petroleum, chemical and pharmaceutical products together with the industry repair and installation of machinery and equipment.

Service activities had a growth of 1.8 per cent, which is unchanged from previous figures. See the revisions in a separate table.

Household consumption is unchanged

Household consumption had a volume growth of 1.7 per cent in the final figures for 2014, which is the same as shown in preliminarily figures. Despite the unchanged total growth, households’ consumption of goods and services has shown some changes. Consumption of goods has been revised up and services have been revised down slightly. This is the lowest growth in household consumption in 25 years, except for the years 2008 and 2009. Gross fixed capital formation for 2014 is calculated to a growth of minus 0.7 per cent in the final figures. Revised preliminary figures for 2015 show a growth of minus 3.8 per cent.

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Preliminary annual data is calculated by summarising four quarters from Quarterly National Accounts (QNA). The figures are preliminary until final annual data are presented 1.5 year after calculated year. Final annual data are then incorporated as base year for the QNA.

In both the ANA and QNA, the figures stripped of movements in prices are referred to as volume changes, or fixed price estimates, and this is done to identify the underlying cyclical pattern of the economy.