This is an archived release.
Rise in freight and passenger transport
The turnover in freight transport by road increased by 14.3 per cent in the first quarter of 2005 compared with the first quarter of 2004. Freight transport by road accounted for the largest proportion of the turnover in land transport.
Scheduled bus transport, tramway and suburban transport, taxis and other land passenger transport saw turnover increase from the first quarter of 2004 to the first quarter of 2005. The turnover of railway transport and transport via pipelines also increased in the same period.
Water transport up
The growth in turnover in the water transport industry continued in the second quarter of 2005. In ocean transport the turnover rose by 5.4 per cent from the second quarter of 2004 to the second quarter of 2005. Businesses involved in unscheduled transport in Norwegian coastal waters, tugs and supply vessels, and other coastal water transport experienced an increase in turnover. The turnover in scheduled air transport decreased by 10.7 per cent, while the turnover in non-scheduled air transport decreased by 8.2 per cent.
Decrease for bars
The turnover of bars decreased by 1.5 per cent in the second quarter of 2005 compared with the second quarter of 2004. Hotels and restaurants experienced an increase in turnover of 5 per cent. The turnover of hotels( 1 ) increased by 6.2 per cent, while the turnover of restaurants increased by 2.9 per cent. Canteens and catering businesses had a 13.3 per cent increase in turnover in the same period.
Increased turnover for radio and television
Businesses involved in the radio and television industry experienced an increase in turnover of 11 per cent from the second quarter of 2004 to the second quarter of 2005. Post and courier activities increased the turnover by 13.6 per cent and telecommunications recorded an 5.2 per cent increase in the same period.