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  • The steady growth in mainland GDP continues

    Growth in gross domestic product (GDP) for mainland Norway was 0.9 per cent in May to July compared with February to April. Monthly growth from June to July was 1.0 per cent.

  • Interest rate likely to have peaked

    The Norwegian economy is facing a change of pace. Lower international growth means that the economic upturn is likely to be over within a year’s time.

  • Weaker current account balance

    The current account balance in 2nd quarter of 2019 showed a surplus of NOK 31 billion. This is almost half of what it was in the same quarter of 2018. The main explanation of the weak current account balance is lower export of oil and natural gas.

  • Strong economic growth in Norway

    Gross domestic product (GDP) for mainland-Norway (i.e. excluding shipping and oil and gas extraction) grew by 0.7 per cent from the first to the second quarter, according to seasonally adjusted figures. Additionally, first quarter growth figures a...

  • Gambling with the family silver

    Discussion Papers no. 913

    In the early 2000s, eight Norwegian energy producing municipalities sold up to ten years of future electricity earnings and let two brokers from Terra Securities make investments on their behalf.

  • Expected pricedrop for refined products

    A pricefall in June for crude oil and natural gas gave a steep decline in the prices for refined petroleum products in July. The prices for electricity got an upturn after five months of falling, and thus had a dampening effect on the producer pri...

  • The impact of public R&D support on firms' patenting

    Discussion Papers no. 911

    We examine the impact of both R&D tax credits and direct R&D subsidies on Norwegian firms' patenting

  • Energy in the SNOW model

    Reports 2019/22

    The report describes inter-industry relationships between energy industries and other sectors, showing how energy output from one industrial sector may become an input to another industrial sector, energy related or not.

  • Continued optimism in manufacturing

    Norwegian industrial managers report a production level increase as well as growth in the total stocks of orders in the second quarter of the year. The positive trend is expected to continue in the third quarter.

  • Heterogeneity and persistence in returns to wealth

    Discussion Papers no. 912

    We provide a systematic analysis of the properties of individual returns to wealth using twelve years of population data from Norway’s administrative tax records.

  • Price decrease on energy goods

    The price of electricity has steadily fallen during the spring of 2019, from the record breaking year of 2018. It continued this downward trend in June which, together with other energy products, contributed to a steep decline in the producer pric...

  • Steady growth in mainland GDP

    Growth in gross domestic product (GDP) for mainland Norway was 0.7 per cent in March to May compared with December to February. GDP for mainland Norway grew by 0.3 per cent from April to May.

  • For whom are cities good places to live?

    Discussion Papers no. 910

    We use survey data to examine whether there are some sociodemographic groups that particularly value the amenities that cities provide.

  • Economic Survey 2-2019

    The Norwegian economy is in a moderate, broad-based cyclical upturn.

  • Public acceptance and willingness to pay cost-effective taxes on red meat and road traffic in Norway

    Discussion Papers no. 909

    The Norwegian high-level Green Tax Commission proposes inter alia cost-effective taxes on red meat and increased toll charges on road traffic to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and local air pollution, respectively.