Large decline for technical consultancy
It was a difficult year for Norwegian oil and offshore-sector and this resulted in the local kind-of-activity units within architectural and technical consultancy had a decrease in turnover by 8,8 per cent compared to 2015.
- Full set of figures
- Business activities, structural business statistics
Turnover fell sharply particularly for the industry group «geological surveying and technical consultancy». The total turnover in the industry “architectural and technical consultancy” was to NOK 92 billion in 2016. Decrease in revenues was to lower activity for consultancy service, following a dramatic situation in the offshore-sector and oil prices. The number of persons employed in the industry divisjon went down by 2 678 from the year before, to 45 177 in 2016, according to Business activities, structural business statistics.
Figure 1. Architechtural and engineering activities. Turnover. Local KAUs
4,5 per cent increase for management consult services
Local KAUs in the “management consultancy” had a better result I 2016. Turnover rose by NOK 21,5 billion, an increase of 4,5 per cent compared to the previous year. The number of persons employed was 14 094, an increase of 3,5 per cent from 2015.
Although the other industries groups had a positive result in the year, the decrease in the activities of the offshore and industrial sector has had consequences for the section professional, scientific and technical activities. In total a decrease in turnover by 1,8 per cent to a total of NOK 222,6 billion. A total of 135 436 persons were employed, a decrease of 1 per cent compared to 2015.
Figure 2. Professional, scientific and technical activities, divided by class. Turnover
|Legal and accounting activities||36949.6||38975.6||40848.1||42570.9|
|Head offices, management consult||18947.4||20644.8||20564.9||21481.9|
|Architecture, engineering activities||122795.9||125157.8||114538.4||104780.6|
|Scientific research and develoment||11052.9||12366.3||13061.0||13549.1|
|Advertising and market research||21348.7||20746.7||21421.7||23111.2|
|Other professional, scientific and technical activities||12830.6||13349.9||13403.1||14156.2|
Decline for employment activities
Within employment activities was also affected by the financial crisis in the oil sector and the industry, and this development was also influenced by the decrease in the activity within the offshore sector. Turnover decreased by 5,5 per cent to a total of NOK 29,7 billion. Employment decreased by 4,6 per cent to total of 47 798 persons.