This is an archived release.
Increased profitability in post and telecom
The local KAUs within post and telecommunications had a turnover of NOK 69.4 billion and a good operating result in 2003. Employment has, however, decreased the last couple of years and 37 765 people were employed in the division in 2003.
Post and telecommunications consists of the industries national post activities, courier activities and telecommunications.
The local KAUs within telecommunications had a turnover of NOK 55.5 billion in 2003, a 6 per cent increase compared to the previous year. The industry group employed 13 168 people, a decrease of 3 per cent. National post activities had an increase in turnover of 1 per cent and a decrease in employment of 7 per cent. The turnover amounted to NOK 12.2 billion and 21 133 people were employed. Courier activities other than national post activities had a turnover of NOK 1.7 billion, an increase of 11 per cent compared to the previous year. Employment was almost unchanged by 3 464 people.
Reduced costs and better results
The industry division had a decrease of 4 per cent in operating costs, while the operating income increased by 5 per cent. The operating result for the division in total amounted to NOK 6.3 billion in 2003. Turnover increased by 5 per cent, while the employment decreased by 5 per cent compared to the previous year. Total value added increased by 7 per cent to NOK 29.5 billion in 2003.
Large increase in turnover for Internet service providers
Internet service providers had a turnover of close to NOK 2.8 billion in 2003, a considerable increase. The operating margin improved, but still the costs were larger than the income. Mobile telecommunication carriers increased the turnover up to NOK 16.8 billion and had the best operating result, as the year before. Other telecommunication activities also had an increase in turnover, but had a negative operating result. Fixed telecommunication carriers decreased in turnover, but had an increased positive operating result.
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 and the employment had about the same development as the local KAUs. The enterprises within post and telecommunications had a turnover of NOK 69.4 billion and employed 37 772 people in 2003.
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".
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.
More figures in StatBank.
- Table 1 Post and telecommunications. Principal figures, by industry subclass. Local kind-of-activity units.2001-2003
- Table 2 Post and telecommunications. Principal figures, by number of persons employed and industry group. Local kind-of-activity units. 2003
- Table 3 Post and courier activities (NACE 64.1). Principal figures, by county. Local kind-of-activity units. 2002 and 2003
- Table 4 Telecommunications (NACE 64.2). Principal figures, by county. Local kind-of-activity units. 2002 and 2003
- Table 5 Post and telecommunications. Principal figures, by industry subclass. Enterprises. 2001-2003
- Table 6 Post and telecommunications. Principal figures, by number of persons employed and industry group. Enterprises. 2003