This is an archived release.
Increased turnover in telecommunication activity
The local KAUs within post and telecommunications had a turnover of 65.9 billion NOK and employed 39 800 people in 2002. With that, the turnover had an increase of close to 7 per cent while the employment had a decrease of 6 per cent compared to the previous year.
Post and telecommunications consists of the industries national post activities, courier activities and telecommunications.
The local KAUs within telecommunications had a turnover of 52.3 billion NOK in 2002, a 9 per cent increase compared to the previous year. The industry group employed 13 546 people, an increase of 1 per cent. Courier activities other than national post activities had a turnover of 1.5 billion NOK and employed 3 473 people in 2002. This was a growth of respectively 11 and 4 per cent compared to the previous year. National post activities on the other hand had a decrease in turnover of 4 per cent and a decrease in employment of 11 per cent. The turnover amounted to 12 billion NOK and 22 781 people were employed within national post activities in 2002.
Positive development for telecommunications
The local KAUs in the telecommunication industry had a negative operating result in 2001. The 2002 figures show a slight positive operating result of 1.6 million NOK. Total value added increased by 22 per cent to 19.7 billion in 2002. Structural business statistics for the subclasses fixed telecommunication carriers, mobile telecommunication carriers, internet service providers and other telecommunication activities are produced for the first time in 2002. Internet service providers and other telecommunication activities had negative operating results in 2002, while mobile telecommunication carriers had the best operating result.
Increase in the investments within post and courier activities
The investments amounted to 448.9 million NOK within national post activities and 16.3 million NOK within courier activities other than national post activities. The investments figures show investments in fixed assets, improvements are added while sales are deducted. The large increase within national post activities in 2002 is caused by a large sale of fixed assets in 2001.
A few big companies characterize the industries telecommunication and post activities. Restructurings in these companies will have a considerable influence on the numbers distributed on counties.
The number of enterprises has increased from 2001 to 2002. It is to a large extent due to better register information as a result of the value added tax (VAT) reform. Due to this, enterprises with low turnover that were not included in the statistics previous years, are included in 2002.
Statistics on the enterprise level
The structural business statistics for post and telecommunication activities are compiled both on the local KAU level and on the enterprise level. On the enterprise level the turnover increased by 3 per cent and amounted to 65.9 billion NOK for the post and telecommunication industry in total in 2002. The total number of employees decreased by 3 222 people compared to 2001.
Figures on the enterprise level will usually deviate somewhat from figures compiled on the local KAU level due to the fact that their enterprises are registered in the industry subclass that comprises the main part of the activity of the enterprise, and therefore may be registered in a different industry than some of the local KAUs. More detailed information about this and other definitions used in the structural business statistics for cultural activities is available in "About the statistics".
- Table 1 Post and telecommunications. Principal figures, by industry subclass. Local kind-of-activity units. 2000-2002
- Table 2 Post and telecommunications. Principal figures, by number of persons employed and industry group. Local kind-of-activity units. 2002
- Table 3 Post and courier activities (NACE 64.1). Principal figures, by county. Local kind-of-activity units. 2001 and 2002
- Table 4 Telecommunications (NACE 64.2). Principal figures, by county. Local kind-of-activity units. 2001 og 2002
- Table 5 Post and telecommunications. Principal figures, by industry subclass. Enterprises. 2000-2002
- Table 6 Post and telecommunications. Principal figures, by number of persons employed and industry group. Enterprises. 2002