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  • Fewer victims of theft, but more children exposed

    A total of 149 000 persons were registered as victims of offences in 2016. With a continued decline in victims of theft, the total number of victims is the lowest in the 13 years of this type of statistics. However, more children are registered as...

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  • More new buildings in July

    Seasonally-adjusted figures for building start permits show a 10 per cent increase in dwelling permits from June to July.

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  • Fewer building permits

    In the 2nd quarter of 2017, building permission was given for 9 500 dwellings with a total 1.2 million square metres of utility floor space. This is 3 per cent less dwellings than the same quarter last year.

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  • Forest, mountain and moorland dominate

    Forest, mountain and moorland dominate Norway’s land cover. About 2 per cent of Norway’s land area is built-up. Roads make up the largest share of the built-up area.

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  • More new dwellings in June

    Seasonally-adjusted figures for building start permits show a 31 per cent increase in dwelling permits from May to June. Building permits in Oslo made a particular contribution to this increase.

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  • Increase in hotel guest nights

    The number of guest nights in Norwegian hotels reached 1.8 million in May 2017. This is an increase of 8 per cent compared with May 2016.

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  • 3.8 per cent fewer man-years in 2016

    The number of man-years in Svalbard fell by 3.8 per cent in 2016. It was especially the reduced activity within coal mining that contributed to the decline.

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  • Stable amount of household waste

    The amount of household waste was nearly 2.3 million tonnes in 2016. The last four years the amount has been at about the same level.

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  • Decrease in maritime transport

    A total of 43.3 million tonnes of goods were transported to and from the main Norwegian ports in the 1st quarter of 2017, which is 5.1 per cent less than in the 1st quarter of 2016.

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  • Tax payments so far on par with 2015

    Total taxes paid to the end of May 2017 amount to NOK 411 billion. This equals an increase of 3.5 per cent from the corresponding period last year.

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  • Decrease in hotel guest nights

    The number of guest nights in Norwegian hotels reached 1.5 million in April 2017. This is a decrease of 6 per cent compared with April 2016.

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  • A sixth of mainland Norway is protected areas

    Protected areas comprise more than a sixth of mainland Norway’s total land area, which is triple that of 2000. In recent years there have only been minor increases, with 0.3 per cent in 2016, roughly the size of the Norwegian municipality of Bærum...

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  • Higher-density living

    Over the last ten years, the number of dwellings in Norway has increased by 273 000. Multi-dwelling buildings account for 44 per cent of the growth, all of which stems from urban areas.

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  • Fewer building permits

    Seasonally-adjusted figures for building start permits show a 12 per cent decrease in dwelling permits from March to April. Industrial buildings decreased by 25 per cent.

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  • Visits to Norwegian museums continue to increase

    The number of recorded visits to Norwegian museums exceeded 11 million in both 2015 and 2016. The increase from 2015 to 2016 was just less than 4 per cent.

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