This is an archived release.
Increase in cultural services
The enterprises in the industry divison for cultural services had a turnover of NOK 10.5 billion and employed 9 697 people in 2003, according to preliminary figures. The statistics consist of the industry groups radio and television activities, motion picture and video activities and news agency activities.
The preliminary figures for 2003 showed an increase in numbers of enterprises compared with 2002 and growth in both turnover and employment. Turnover increased by 3.2 per cent, while employment increased by 3.8 per cent.
Growth within radio and television
The enterprises within radio and television had a turnover of 6.7 billion in 2003 - an increase of 4.5 per cent. Employment increased by 6.5 per cent to 5 602 people. Motion picture and video activities also had an increase in turnover but a decrease in employment. Motion picture and video activities consist of motion picture and video production, motion picture and video distribution, and motion picture projection. Turnover amounted to nearly NOK 3.1 billion in 2003 and 3 131 persons were employed within motion picture and video activities.
Increase in numbers of news agencies
News agency activities also include freelance journalists and press photographers. In spite of an increase in numbers, turnover decreased and amounted to NOK 813 million in 2003. Employment increased to 964 persons.
The preliminary figures for number of enterprises, turnover and employment are published while data are still being revised and may therefore deviate somewhat from final figures published at a later date. While preliminary figures are published on the enterprise level only, final figures are published on both the enterprise level and the local kind-of-activity unit level.
The employment figures are compiled according to definitions given by the EU regulation on structural business statistics and is measured as an annual average. Persons with more than one job are counted as an employee in several enterprises. More detailed information about this and other definitions used in the structural business statistics for cultural services is available in "About the statistics".
The statistics is now published as Business statistics.