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Increase in public purchases
Public purchases of goods and services amounted to about NOK 462 billion in 2014. This is an increase of about NOK 23 billion compared to 2013.
|2013 - 2014||2010 - 2014|
|1The figures for the latest year is provisional.|
|Total public purchases (A + B)||461 508||100.0||5.3||25.6|
|A. General government||379 936||82.3||7.7||25.5|
|Central government excluding defence affairs||185 767||40.3||10.2||31.3|
|Defence affairs and services||22 583||4.9||3.0||9.5|
|Local government||171 586||37.2||5.6||22.0|
|B. General government enterprises||81 572||17.7||-4.5||26.0|
|Central government excluding oil||4 873||1.1||13.2||17.6|
|Oil sector||71 231||15.4||-6.4||25.7|
|Local government enterprices||5 468||1.2||8.6||38.7|
Purchases made by the general government increased by NOK 11 billion or almost 6 per cent. Purchases in general government enterprises decreased by NOK 6 billion or approximately 12 per cent from 2013 to 2014. On the other hand, the gross fixed capital formation increased for both categories.
Growth in Norwegian Public Roads Administration and The Norwegian Rail Administration
The central government purchases are slightly over 9 per cent higher in 2014 compared to 2013. The relative increase is a result of investment in fixed capital formation, which increased by almost 14 per cent. More than half of the investment in the central government was in the public roads administration and the rail administration. This sector has had the greatest investment growth in recent years. The increase from 2013 to 2014 was more than 20 per cent.
Growth in local government in sector for water and sewerage
Investment in local government purchases changes from one year to another. In 2014, the investments increased by almost 6 per cent compared to 2013. There was a significant increase in water and sewerage. The investments in social housing and nursing and care also increased in 2014. Investments in public roads constitute one of the main areas of expenditure for local governments. However, there was a decrease in the county authorities in 2014, while local governments saw an increase. Investment in public roads was almost at the same level as the previous year.
Decrease in oil sector
Purchases made in goods and services in the oil sector have seen a significant decrease from 2013 to 2014, and are at the lowest level since 2009. Gross investment in gross fixed capital formation for public enterprises increased by about NOK 2.1 billion from 2013 to 2014, which is an increase of almost 6 per cent. The gross fixed capital formation in the oil sector was slightly less than NOK 1.8 billion. Central government excluding oil had an increase of NOK 509 million in the purchase of goods and services from 2013 to 2014, or approximately 12 per cent. Local government enterprises saw an increase of NOK 143 million in the purchase of goods and services from 2013 to 2014, or almost 4 per cent.
Public purchasing covers expenditure on goods and services and on gross fixed capital formation in central and local government, and similar purchases undertaken by central government and municipal quasi corporations. Purchases made by the public corporations are excluded in the statistics.
Statistics Norway has applied a new standard and revised the national account for the public finance. Some of the expenditure figures are revised as far back as 1995. Among the most important changes are that all larger military purchases are now regarded as gross fixed capital formation and not as purchases of goods and services.
For more information: http://www.ssb.no/offentlig-sektor/nye-retningslinjer-er-implementert
The statistics is published with General government revenue and expenditure.