Solid growth in auxiliary transport activities
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Supporting and auxiliary transport activities, structural business statistics2005



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Solid growth in auxiliary transport activities

The 2 295 local kind-of-activity units in auxiliary transport activities had a total operating income of NOK 58.9 billion in 2005, an increase of 11 per cent from 2004. Total net income was NOK 4.4 billion. The industry had 24 920 employees.

Operating income and operating costs. Enterprice

Value added. Enterprice

Total value added at factor cost for the local KAUs in the auxiliary transport industry was NOK 19.4 billion in 2005. This is an increase of 11 per cent from 2004. The industry covers all types of services related to transport activities ranging from cargo handling and storage to freight forwarding and brokerage services.

Low profitability in freight forwarding services continues

Freight forwarding services is the dominant industry sub class with respect to employment with 7 357 employees in 2005. The operating income was NOK 20.4 billion, which is 9 per cent more than in 2004. Operating costs amounted to NOK 19.7 billion. This makes for an operating margin of 4 per cent and equal to that of 2004. This is a low operating margin compared to other industry sub classes.

Corporate restructuring in the auxiliary air transport industry

In October 2004, Scandinavian Airlines System was divided into three separate national entities. Auxiliary services to the air transport industry were also divided and split into enterprises that followed the same national boundaries:

Before 2005, one enterprise was responsible for all air transport and all auxiliary air transport activity in Scandinavian Airlines System. As of 2005, the air transport activity as well as auxiliary air transport activities was divided into separate national entities.

For more information, see Corporate Restructuring within SAS and Structural Business Statistics in Statistics Norway

Enterprise figures

Structural business statistics for auxiliary transport activities are published on enterprise and local KAU level. At enterprise level the total operating income was NOK 59.7 billion in 2005, which is 12 per cent higher than in 2004. The number of employees was 25 054, up 15 per cent from 2004.

Figures on enterprise level usually deviate somewhat from figures compiled on local KAU level. This is due to the fact that the enterprises are registered in the industry sub class 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. For more information on KAUs and enterprises, see “About the statistics”

Travel services

Activities of travel agencies, tour operators and tourist assistance activities are not included in these figures. Statistics for this industry group are published together with other tourism related statistics at http://www.ssb.no/streiseby .