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Growth for ICT service industries
ICT service industries had a turnover of NOK 156.8 billion in 2011, which is a growth of 8.4 per cent from 2010. Employment and value added increased by 5.6 and 5 per cent respectively in the same period.
|2011||Change in per cent|
|2010 - 2011|
|Turnover (mill. NOK)||253 067||2.1|
|Value added (mill. NOK)||98 929||1.3|
|Number of enterprises||15 918||-1.2|
|Gross investments (mill. NOK)||8 429.8||-8.4|
ICT service industries is the largest segment in the ICT sector, which together with the content and media sector make up the information sector. The information sector as a whole had an increase of 2.1 per cent in turnover, and totalled NOK 253.1 billion. Value added also rose from 2010 and was NOK 98.9 billion in 2011. This is 1.4 per cent higher than the previous year.
Large increase in gross investments in the content and media sector
In the content and media sector, gross investments went up to NOK 629 million in 2011, which is an increase of over 19 per cent from 2010. Gross investments, however, fell more than 10 per cent in the ICT sector and total gross investments were NOK 7.8 billion in 2011. Employment in the content and media sector was 3.3 per cent lower than in 2010, and around 25 200 people were employed in the sector in 2011. However, turnover increased to NOK 47 billion in the same period; an increase of 1.7 per cent. The ICT sector also had an increase in turnover in 2011. Value added increased in both sectors. With a value added of NOK 19.4 billion, the content and media sector had an increase of 2.2 per cent, while the ICT sector had an increase of 1.1 per cent and value added of NOK 79.6 billion in 2011.
Decline for wholesale of information and communication equipment
The segment wholesale of information and communication equipment had a turnover of NOK 47.4 billion in 2011; a decline of over 14 per cent from 2010. The ICT manufacturing industry also had a lower turnover in 2011 compared to 2010, falling more than 11 per cent to NOK 8.6 billion. The biggest segment in the ICT sector is ICT services , and this segment had an increase in its value added of 5 per cent in 2011. Employment also rose in this segment, and with nearly 63 700 employees employment went up 5.6 per cent in 2011. Gross investments declined in every segment in the ICT sector, and the segment with the biggest decline was wholesale of information and communication equipment with a decline of over 41 per cent from 2010.
Higher value added in motion picture, video and television programme activities
With an increase in its value added of NOK 580 million and a turnover of NOK 2.7 billion in 2011, value added in motion picture, video and television programme activities rose 28 per cent. Publishing of books, periodicals and other publishing activities had almost 1 300 fewer employees in 2011 than in 2010, and there were around 13 900 employed by the end of 2011. Programming and broadcasting activities had a turnover of NOK 10.4 billion in 2011, down 9 per cent from 2010.