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  • Increase in transport performance

    The domestic transport performance increased by 5.9 per cent in the 3rd quarter of 2017 compared to the 3rd quarter of 2016. Accordingly there was an increase of 9.4 per cent in transport performance internationally.

  • One in three kms is driven with an empty load

    Norwegian lorries transported 116.6 million tonnes of goods domestically and abroad in the first half of 2017. About 30 per cent of the mileage in Norway was empty driving, i.e. driving with no load on the lorry.

  • Fall in transport of goods by lorry

    Norwegian lorries transported 58.8 million tonnes of goods in Norway and between Norway and abroad; 2.3 per cent less than the same quarter in 2016. Transport performance was 5.0 billion tonne-kilometres, about the same as in the 1st quarter of 2016.

  • Fewer voyages with pilot on board

    The traditional pilot may become a rarer sight on ships along the Norwegian coast if the trend of recent years continues. In 2016, almost 39 000 voyages were carried out with an on-board pilot in Norwegian waters; a decrease of 7 per cent from the...

  • 7 in 10 tonnes of goods were transported across the border by foreign lorries

    In 2016, 16.6 million tonnes of goods were transported by lorry into and out of Norway. The foreign lorries from EU and EEA countries transported 71 per cent of these goods.

  • This is Norway 2017

    This is Norway presents statistics from a variety of areas and seeks to give an overview of Norwegian society and its developments in recent years.

  • Slight decline in transport by lorry

    Transport performance carried out by lorries decreased by 1.3 per cent and ended at 21 billion tonne-kilometres from 2015 to 2016, according to new figures from the statistics Road goods transport by Norwegian lorries. The transported freight volu...

  • 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.

  • Increased costs for asphalt work

    Road construction costs increased by 3.5 per cent from the second quarter of 2016 to the second quarter of 2017. In the same period, the road maintenance costs rose by 4.9 per cent.

  • 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.

  • Higher CO2 emissions tax pushes up fuel costs

    In the 1st quarter of 2017, the tax on CO2 and sulphur emissions is included in the cost index for the first time. The increase in the tax on CO2 emissions in 2017 made a particular contribution to the rise in fuel costs.

  • Increased turnover for land transport

    Preliminary figures show that turnover in the division “land transport” increased by 3.4 per cent from first quarter of 2016 to the same quarter this year. 

  • Increase in inbound trips

    Norwegians aged 16–79 took 3.5 million inbound trips with at least one overnight stay during the 1st quarter of 2017; an increase of 18 per cent compared with the 1st quarter of 2016.

  • 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.

  • No passengers in 50% of taxi trips

    Taxis drove 52.8 per cent of all kilometres with passengers in 2016. This was a decrease of 0.2 per cent compared to 2015 and 0.6 per cent from 2014.