Analyses, articles and publications
- What can we do with the quality-adjusted labor input data?
This document, by using examples, aims to demonstrate how the quality-adjusted labor input data can be applied for economic analysis in general, and for growth accounting in particular.
- The Norwegian economy increased 0.2 per cent in the first quarter
GDP Mainland Norway only increased 0.2 per cent in the first quarter of 2023. However, the development in employment through the last half of last year continued in the 1st quarter, with an increase of 0.5 per cent.
- Slight fall in GDP Mainland-Norway
GDP Mainland Norway fell 0.2 per cent in February. A decline in construction, as well as support activities for petroleum and natural gas extraction, were the main contributors to the overall decline.
- Norwegian National Accounts - GNI Inventory for ESA 2010
This document provides a comprehensive documentation of data sources and methods for calculating the central variables gross domestic product (GDP) and gross national income (GNI) in the Norwegian national accounts.
- Updating the recording of the central bank output in the Norwegian National Accounts
This document presents a description of updating the treatment of the Norwegian central bank output in both the Supply and Use tables (SUTs) and the institutional sector accounts, more in line with the international standards in this regard.
- On the measurement of nonmarket hospital services in the Norwegian National Accounts
Somatic services rendered by central government-owned hospitals account for a significant part of nonmarket activities in Norway. The output volume of these services has been currently measured by the summed DRG (diagnosis related groups) points in the Norwegian national accounts.
- Fall in car purchases reduced Mainland GDP
GDP Mainland Norway fell 0.2 per cent in January. A significant fall in wholesale and retail trade, especially the sale of motor vehicles, contributed most to the decline.
- Norwegian economy in 2022: High growth, high prices
GDP for Mainland Norway increased 3.8 per cent from 2021 to 2022. In 2022, the Norwegian economy was impacted by recovery after the pandemic and sharp price increases, especially on energy products.
- Car purchases contributed to Mainland GDP growth in November
The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Mainland Norway grew by 0.2 percent in November. Retail trade was the main contributor to the growth. Declines in some parts of the industry decreased the growth.
- GDP for Mainland Norway remains flat in October
The growth for GDP Mainland Norway flattened from September to October, adjusted for seasonal and calendar effects. Besides fishing, GDP Mainland Norway increased 0.2 per cent.
- GDP for Mainland Norway increased 0.8 per cent in the third quarter
The economic activity fell in July but increased in August and September. The growth was driven by increased activity in the service industries.
- Increase in GDP for Mainland Norway in August
GDP for Mainland Norway increased 0.4 per cent from July to August, adjusted for seasonal variations. Increased prices for important export goods led to total GDP increasing as much as 6.7 per cent, measured in current prices.
- The decline in Norwegian Mainland GDP continued in July
GDP for Mainland Norway decreased 0.3 per cent in July, adjusted for seasonal variations. The decline in wholesale and retail trade continued. At the same time, there was an increased activity in several industries, particularly in manufacturing. Gas prices rose sharply from June to July, which led to total GDP growing by 6.9 per cent, measured in current prices.
- GDP for Mainland Norway flattened out through the second quarter
GDP for mainland Norway increased 0.7 per cent in the second quarter, seasonally adjusted figures show. At the same time, the Norwegian economy is characterized by strong price growth, as a result of high energy and raw material prices.
- Decline in the Norwegian economy
The GDP for Mainland Norway fell 0.2 per cent from April to May, adjusted for seasonal and calendar effects.
- Decreased GDP for Mainland Norway in April
The GDP for Mainland Norway fell by 0.5 per cent in April, adjusted for seasonal and calendar effects. Growth continued in parts of the economy, and the industries hardest hit by the pandemic recovered further. A decline in electricity, aquaculture and wholesale and retail trade nevertheless led to a decline in the mainland economy.
- The resource rent in the natural resource-based industries in the period 1984-2021
Norway is a country rich in natural resources. Extraordinarily high returns in a sector based on the extraction of a natural resource are referred to as resource rents.
- The Nordics during the first phases of COVID-19
This publication describes the Nordics during the first phases of COVID-19. The publication is the result of the Nordic Chief Statisticians' decision to publish a joint comparative analysis concerning the socio-economic effects of COVID-19 in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.
- Recovery in the Norwegian economy throughout the first quarter
Seasonally adjusted figures from the national accounts show that GDP for mainland Norway increased 1.0 per cent in March. Increased prices on important export goods like oil and gas led to a huge trade surplus and a significant upturn in total GDP measured in current prices.
- Ocean satellite account. Description of methods and sources
The satellite accounts for the ocean are a pilot and are co-financed by the Research Council of Norway and Statistics Norway (SSB). It is part of the fourth phase of the OECD project «Future of the Ocean Economy» in which Norway has participated since the beginning in 2013.
- Reopening and fishing boosted the mainland economy
Seasonally adjusted figures from the National Accounts show that GDP for Mainland Norway increased 0.5 per cent in February. Fishing was the largest contributor to the growth in the mainland economy. There was also an increase in many service industries after Covid restrictions were lifted.
- Further decline in the Norwegian economy
GDP for mainland Norway fell 0.9 percent in January, adjusted for seasonal and calendar effects. Electricity and traditional fishing contributed most to the decline. At the same time, parts of the service industries were still affected by the Covid-19 restrictions introduced in December.
- Strong resurgence in the Norwegian economy in 2021
Preliminary figures from the National Accounts for 2021 show that GDP for mainland Norway increased 4.2 per cent from 2020. Mainland GDP grew 1.4 per cent in the fourth quarter and fell 0.4 per cent in December.
- Increased activity for Mainland Norway in November
Seasonally adjusted figures from the national accounts show that GDP for Mainland Norway continued to increase in November. Many industries that have been affected by the pandemic continued their recovery. The growth in November was also driven by less cyclical industries.
- Continued but dampened growth in October
Seasonally adjusted figures from the national accounts show that GDP for Mainland Norway remained unchanged in October compared with the previous month. The catch-up continued, however, for many industries that have been particularly affected by the pandemic, while the fisheries curbed growth.
- Sustained growth in the Norwegian economy
GDP for mainland Norway increased by 2.6 percent from the second to the third quarter of 2021, seasonally adjusted figures show. The recovery of the Norwegian economy continued, employment rose, and increased prices on Norwegian exports gave a huge rise in the trade surplus.
- Fishery contributed to economic growth in August
GDP for mainland Norway increased by 1.1 per cent in August, seasonally adjusted figures show. This is largely due to unusually high catching volumes of mackerel by the Norwegian fleet in August. Excluding the contribution provided by fishing, the economic activity on the mainland had a modest growth.
- Sustained recovery in the Norwegian economy in July
Seasonally adjusted figures from the national accounts show a 0.4 per cent growth in the mainland economy in July. Several of the industries that have been hardest hit by the COVID-19 restrictions recovered further. However, in July the activity levels in these industries were still below those in February 2020.
- The resource rent in Norwegian aquaculture 1984-2020
Extraordinarily high returns in a sector based on the extraction of a natural resource can be referred to as resource rents.
- Reopening boosted the mainland economy in the second quarter
Gross domestic product (GDP) for mainland Norway (excluding oil and foreign shipping) increased by 1.4 percent from the first to the second quarter, seasonally adjusted figures from the national accounts show. In June, GDP for mainland Norway was back at the same level as before the pandemic in March last year.
- Quarterly National Accounts
Statistics Norway started publishing the Monthly National Accounts on 11 September 2018, and this changed the way the Norwegian Quarterly National Accounts (QNA) were compiled.
- Economic activity is rising again
Mainland Norway’s GDP increased 1.8 per cent in May, adjusted for seasonal variation. The growth reflects the reopening of parts of society.
- Non-financial sector accounts. Quarterly and annual Excel-files
- Quarterly National Accounts: 1978- (xlsx files)
- Annual National Accounts: 1970- (xlsx files)
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