Continued growth in auxiliary transport activities
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Supporting and auxiliary transport activities, structural business statistics2006



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Continued growth in auxiliary transport activities

2 299 local kind-of-activity units (KAU) in supporting and auxiliary transport activities generated a total of NOK 21.7 billion of value added in 2006, an increase of 12.1 per cent from 2005.The industry employed 24 993 persons in 2006.

Supporting and auxiliary transport activities. Value added. Local KAUs 2004-2006

Supporting and auxiliary transport activities are made up of three industry classes; cargo handling and storage, other supporting transport activities, and other transport agencies. Of the total value added in 2006 cargo handling made up for 4 per cent, supporting activities 64 per cent and transport agencies 32 per cent.

Operating margins in the red

The cargo handling and storage industry experienced yet another year of operating income below operating costs. In 2006 the industry registered an operating income of NOK 3.12 billion and had operating costs of NOK 3.19 billion. Due to the entry of a few large enterprises the industry noted a 20 per cent increase in value added, from NOK 734 million in 2005 to NOK 880 million in 2006.

Activities of other transport agencies had the same 6 per cent operating margin in 2006 as it had in 2005. Other transport activities is the only industry class with an increase in operating margin, going from 10 per cent in 2005 to 12 per cent in 2006. It is mainly this industry class that is driving the operating margin up for supporting and auxiliary transport activities overall.

Growth for air transport activities

Among supporting air transport activities (SIC 63.23) we find enterprises that operate airports, service operators of foreign airlines and aviation supervision. This is the biggest industry class in supporting and auxiliary transport activities, in terms of value added, with NOK 6.8 billion in 2006. Norwegians travel a lot so it should come as no surprise that this is a big industry. Read more about the holiday habits of the Norwegians.

Travel services

Activities of travel agencies, tour operators and tourist assistance activities are not included in these figures. Statistics for this industry group is published independently

Corporate restructuring in scheduled air transport

In other supporting air transport activities (63.23) the figures for 2005 are affected by the corporate restructuring of SAS that took effect in October of 2004. For more on this see ” Corporate Restructuring within SAS and Structural Business Statistics at SSB.doc ”.

Statistics on the enterprise level

The structural business statistics for air transport are compiled both on the local KAU level and on the enterprise level. Figures on the enterprise level will usually deviate from figures on the local KAU level. This is due to the fact that the 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.

Revision of industries

In 2007, the enterprises in Statistic Norway’s Central Register of Establishments and Enterprises have been coded in accordance with the new Standard Industrial Classification (SN2007). This has revealed some incorrectly classified enterprises and local KAUs. In such cases, the code according to the current standard (SN2002) has been revised. The impact for supporting and auxiliary transport activities has been minor.