This is an archived release.
Growth in cultural services
According to preliminary figures the number of enterprises in cultural services was 3 253 in 2006. These enterprises employed 9 886 people and had a total turnover of NOK 14 billion. Cultural services comprise radio and television activities, motion picture and video activities and news agency activities.
Enterprises involved in motion picture and video activities had a turnover of NOK 4.6 billion in 2006, an increase of 14.2 per cent from the previous year. The number of employed increased by 9.2 per cent to around 3 000. The number of employed has fallen by 6.8 percent since 2002, while the turnover has increased by 50 per cent in the same period.
More employees in news agencies
2006 was a good year for news agencies and radio and television activities, with a growth in turnover of 11.4 and 11.5 per cent respectively. While the number of employed in radio and television activities increased slightly by 1 per cent, the increase was 10 per cent for news agencies. News agency activities also include freelance journalists and press photographers.
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 enterprise level only, final figures are published on enterprise level and local kind-of-activity unit level.
The statistics is now published as Business statistics.