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Resources for research in specialist health care services in 2021

Since 2005, the use of resources for research in the specialist health care services in Norway, i.e. public and private, non-profit hospitals (health trusts), has been surveyed annually (until 2017) and then biannually.

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.

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.

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