This is an archived release.
Steady growth for public passenger transport
Turnover in both road and rail passenger transport increased in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with the same period last year.
|4th quarter 2014|
|Value index||Change from the same period last year (per cent)|
|Transportation and storage||132.5||8.3|
|Land transport and transport via pipelines||129.3||5.0|
|Warehousing and support activities for transportation||134.3||6.5|
|Postal and courier activities||103.0||1.5|
|Accommodation and food service activities||131.1||7.5|
|Food and beverage service activities||138.1||8.1|
|Information and communication||131.5||5.1|
|Motion picture, video and television progamme production, sound recording and music publishing activities||152.2||6.7|
|Programming and broadcasting activities||141.3||0.9|
|Computer programming and consultancy||162.5||7.0|
|Information service activities||166.4||-1.3|
Preliminary figures show that turnover for firms within the land transport industry increased by 5 per cent compared with the fourth quarter of 2013. Likewise, passenger rail transport turnover increased by 13.9 per cent compared with the same period in 2013, while other passenger land transport increased by 10.4 per cent. This is in accordance with Statistics Norway’s Public Transport statistics, which show a steady growth in passengers in recent quarters.
Turnover growth also for sea and air transport
The turnover index for water transport was 131.6 in the fourth quarter of 2014. This is an increase of 8.9 per cent compared with the figures for the same period in 2013. The index for sea and coastal passenger water transport was 105.6. This is an increase of 9.5 per cent compared with the same period in 2013. Turnover for the air transport industry section increased by 28.3 per cent in the fourth quarter this year compared with the same quarter of 2013.
Turnover increase for the information and communication industry
Turnover for companies within the information and communication industry increased by 5.1 per cent from the fourth quarter of 2013 to the same period in 2014.
Slight growth in accommodation and food and beverage service activities
Revenues increased for both accommodation and food and beverage service activities during this period. Turnover for hotels and similar accommodation rose by 6.7 per cent. All service activity industries showed solid growth in the last quarter of 2014.
The statistics is now published as Turnover index for service activities.