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Sharp increase in number of naturalisations

21 May 2021: There were 19 700 naturalisations during 2020. This constituted an increase of 49 percent from 2019. The increase was most probably related to the change in the Nationality Act, which came into effect 1st of January 2020 and made holding multiple citizenships legal for all citizens.

Surprising increase in birth numbers

20 May 2021: It is typical to observe a decline in birth rates during health crises and periods of economic insecurity. Yet, nine months after the arrival of Covid-19 in Norway, the number of births has moved in the opposite direction.

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The economy of the North – ECONOR 2020

In "The Economy of the North ECONOR 2020" an international network reports on the Arctic economy, in a work coordinated by Statistics Norway (SSB), CICERO Center for International Climate Research and Laval University in Quebec, Canada.

Fall in mainland-GDP in the 1. quarter

There was a decline in economic activity in each of the first three months of the year. Measured in constant prices, GDP for mainland Norway fell by 1.0 per cent in the 1. quarter after a recovery in the two previous quarters, according to seasonally adjusted figures from the national accounts.

CPI up 3.0 per cent last 12 months

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 0.3 per cent from March to April 2021, while the CPI-ATE increased by 0.4 per cent in the same period. From April 2020 to April 2021 the CPI rose by 3.0 per cent, while the CPI-ATE growth was 2.0 per cent.

Economic trends for Norway and abroad

Interest rate increases on the horizon

Activity in the Norwegian economy is expected to see a marked increase this summer as a result of the vaccination programme. The key policy interest rate is likely to return to the pre-pandemic level of 1.5 per cent in 2024.


Facts about education in Norway 2021

The Facts about education publication includes most of the figures on education in Norway – from kindergarten to university.


This is Norway 2020

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.

National population projections, 2020-2100

A historic shift: More elderly than children and teenagers

Strong ageing, lower population growth, as well as a larger and older immigrant population. According to the 2020 national population projections, these are some of the important changes that will occur this century. In the short term, the Corona pandemic is not expected to increase mortality rates, but fertility and immigration are expected to be temporarily lowered.

Here you will find weekly figures on the number of dead

The spread of coronavirus has increased the demand for more frequent publications of deaths in Norway. Every Tuesday at 8am the latest weekly death statistics will be published here. It should be noted that these figures are preliminary and refer to all deaths, not only those related to coronavirus.


The Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals consist of 17 goals and 169 targets that see the environment, economy and social development in context up to 2030. This fact page shows developments in selected areas.