This is an archived release.
Increased turnover for land and pipeline transport
The turnover of land transport and transport via pipelines increased by 3.81 per cent in the first quarter of 2002 compared with the first quarter of 2003. For hotels and restaurants the turnover decreased by 0.7 per cent in the same period.
These are the results of Statistics Norway's new quarterly turnover index for transport and tourism. The index is based on data from the VAT register and data directly from establishments in the transport and tourism industries. The year of 2000 is the base year of the index (2000=100). For 2001 the index is based on turnover from the structural business statistics. For 2002 the index is based on the turnover of the four quarters.
Turnover in transport and communication increased1
The index of transport and communication increased by 0.91 per cent from the first quarter of 2002 to the first quarter of 2003. Establishments in industries of supporting and auxiliary transport activities and activities of travel agencies experienced a decrease in turnover of 5.4 per cent. Air transport had a 3 per cent decrease in turnover in the first quarter of 2003 compared with the year before. The ocean transport industry experienced a decrease of 4.2 per cent in the same period. The turnover of establishments in post and telecommunications increased by 12.2 per cent.
Small decrease for hotels and restaurants
The index of hotels and restaurants decreased by nearly 1 per cent in the first quarter of 2003 compared with the first quarter of 2003. The turnover for hotels remained nearly unchanged, while the turnover of restaurants decreased by 1.6 per cent.
Seasonal variations in 2002
Hotels experienced increased turnover in July, August and September. Restaurants had a higher turnover in the period of April and September, than in the rest of the year. For travel agencies, tourist offices and tour operators the index reflects higher turnover in April, May and June. The turnover in other land passenger transport peaked in the period from July to September, while the turnover for taxi operation and scheduled motor bus transport was low in this period.
For some industries the turnover for the first quarter of 2003 is estimated from the turnover of January and February. Figures for this quarter are regarded as preliminary and might be adjusted in the next release.
|1||Corrected 2 July 2003.|
The statistics is now published as Turnover index for service activities.