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.
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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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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.
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.
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.
The spread of the COVID-19 virus and infection control measures continue to mark economic developments in Norway. The first lockdown in March 2020 led to mainland GDP falling by around 11 per cent from February to April last year, according to the monthly national accounts.
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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.
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National population projections, 2020-2100
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.
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.
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