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13 700 persons naturalised

A total of 13 700 persons were naturalised in 2016; 1 300 more than in the previous year. Former Eritrean, Somali and Afghan citizens were the three largest groups to be naturalised in 2016. Slightly more women than men were granted Norwegian citizenship.

Greenhouse gas emissions decreased last year

Total greenhouse gas emissions in 2016 amounted to 53.4 million tonnes CO2 equivalents, according to preliminary figures. This is almost 1 per cent less than in 2015.

Net purchases of mutual fund shares

During the first quarter of 2017, the net purchases of mutual fund shares registered in Norway amounted to NOK 32.7 billion. In particular, the financial companies are net subscribers, and equity funds were the most popular type of fund in the period.

Increased tax payments despite lower petroleum taxes

Total taxes paid amount to NOK 273 billion at the end of April 2017. This equals an increase of 1.2 per cent from the corresponding period last year.