Business activities, breakdown of turnover by product

Updated: 25 May 2021

Next update: Not yet determined

Legal advice related to representation services in business laws share of total turnover activities
Legal advice related to representation services in business laws share of total turnover activities

Selected tables and figures from this statistics

Industry 70.2 Business and management consultancy. Turnover by products. Enterprises
Industry 70.2 Business and management consultancy. Turnover by products. Enterprises
70.2 Management consultancy activities70.210 Public relations and communication activities70.220 Business and other management consultancy activities
NOK millionShareNOK millionShareNOK millionShare
TOTAL25 553.3100.02 989.2100.022 564.1100.0
01 Business and management consultancy activities23 644.492.52 911.597.420 732.991.9
01.1 Public relations (PR) and communication services2 555.810.02 332.878.0223.11.0
01.2 Strategic management consulting services7 110.527.856.11.97 054.431.3
01.3 Financial management consulting services1 118.04.465.52.21 052.64.7
01.4 Human resources management consulting services3 125.213.9
01.5 Marketing management consulting services1 612.86.3430.514.41 182.35.2
01.6 Productions management consulting services362.
01.7 Supply chain and other management consulting services449.
01.8 Businnes process management services2 816.611.00.00.02 816.612.5
01.9 Other project management services, excluding construction1 866.67.326.70.91 839.98.2
01.10 Other business consulting services2 626.310.30.00.02 626.311.6
02 Trademarks and franchises consulting services0.
03 Other additional products1 908.97.577.72.61 831.28.1
Explanation of symbols
Industry 73.2 Market research and public opinion polling. Turnover, by product. Enterprises
Industry 73.2 Market research and public opinion polling. Turnover, by product. Enterprises
NOK millionShare
TOTAL1 692.8100.0
1 Market research services1 451.085.7
1.01 Qualitative surveys333.919.7
1.02 Quantitative ad-hoc surveys514.130.4
1.03 Quantitative continuous/regular surveys430.025.4
1.04 Market research other than surveys173.010.2
2 Public opinion polling services87.45.2
3 Other additional products154.49.1
Explanation of symbols
Industry 71.2 Technical testing and analysis. Turnover, by products . Enterprises.
Industry 71.2 Technical testing and analysis. Turnover, by products . Enterprises.
NOK millionShare
TOTAL17 481.8100.0
1 Technical testing and analysis services16 963.697.0
1.1 Composition and purity testing and analysis services1 470.88.4
1.2 Testing and analysis services of physical properties9 592.054.9
1.3 Testing and analysis services of integrated mechanical and electrical systems services459.82.6
1.4 Technical automobile inspection services160.40.9
1.5 Certification1 645.89.4
1.6 Other technical testing inspection and analysis services3 634.820.8
2 Other additional products518.23.0
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Industry 71.1 Architectural and engineering services. Turnover, by products. Enterprises.
Industry 71.1 Architectural and engineering services. Turnover, by products. Enterprises.
71.1 Architectural activities and technical consultancy activities71.11 Architectural activities71.12 Engineering activities and related technical consultancy
NOK millionShareNOK millionShareNOK millionShare
TOTAL123 565.4100.09 284.1100.0114 281.3100.0
1 Architectural services10 334.28.47 878.384.92 455.92.1
1.01 Plans and drawings for architectural purposes2 949.12.42 541.327.4407.80.4
1.02 Architectural services for buildings4 261.13.43 627.239.1633.90.6
1.03 Architectural advisory services319.80.3271.92.947.90.0
1.04 Landscape architectural services2 015.11.6992.510.71 022.60.9
1.05 Historical restoration architectural services789.00.6445.44.8343.60.3
2 Urban and land planning services825.40.7511.65.5313.80.3
3 Engineering services66 472.653.8814.38.865 658.357.5
3.01 Engineering advisory services6 870.25.6627.26.86 243.05.5
3.02 Engineering services for building projects11 688.09.589.91.011 598.110.1
3.03 Engineering services for power projects13 954.611.30.00.013 954.612.2
3.04 Engineering services for transportation projects4 124.53.317.90.24 106.63.6
3.05 Engineering services for water, sewerage and drainage projects2 233.21.822.20.22 211.01.9
3.06 Engineering services for industrial and manufacturing projects10 251.79.0
3.07 Engineering services for telecommunications and broadcasting projects1 504. 504.31.3
3.08 Engineering services for waste management services1 176.91.0
3.09 Engineering services for other projects2 529. 522.22.2
3.10 Consultancy services related to map and surveying1 011.90.850.10.5961.80.8
3.11 Other types of engineering and/or consultancy services11 128.29.7
4 Project management services related to constructions and civil engineering works20 851.116.936.70.420 814.418.2
5 Geological, geophysical and related prospecting and consulting services21 948.917.85.80.121 943.119.2
9 Other3 133.52.537.60.43 095.92.7
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Industry 69.2 Accounting & Audition. Turnover by products. Enterprises.
Industry 69.2 Accounting & Audition. Turnover by products. Enterprises.
69.2 Accounting, bookkeeping and auditing activities69.201 Accounting and bookkeeping69.202 Auditing69.203 Tax consultancy activity
NOK millionShareNOK millionShareNOK millionShareNOK millionShare
TOTAL58 416.0100.033 857.8100.024 461.5100.096.6100.0
01 Financial audition8 314.414.24.90.08 309.434.00.00.0
02 Accounting and bookkeeping18 076.630.915 838.946.82
02.1 Accounting services except tax returns2 996.65.12 563.17.6433.
02.2 Bookkeeping services9 887.016.99 361.427.6525.
02.3 Compilation services of financial statemenst and review services2 967.25.11 754.95.21
02.4 Payroll services2 225.93.82 159.56.459.
03 Tax consultancy services including tax returns2 336.64.0816.12.41 487.96.132.533.6
04 Insolvency and receivership services71.
06 Turnover from other technical consultancy services772.72.4311.81.8443.63.117.330.4
05 Other additional products29 616.650.717 127.650.612 432.150.857.059.0
Explanation of symbols

About the statistics

The statistics provide detailed information about the products that are produced within NACE 58.2, 62, 63.1, 69.1, 69.2, 70.2, 71.1, 71.2, 73.1, 73.2 and 78. The statistics are based on register data from the a-scheme, surveys and other sources such as annual accounts. Statistics related to the business statistics provide information on the activity.


In the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) an enterprise is the smallest combination of legal entities that is an organizational unit producing goods or services, which benefits from a certain degree of autonomy in decision making.


Turnover is defined as the sum of remuneration for rendering of services to customers and sales of merchandise, and gross income from other activities. Rental income and commissions are included, while special taxes, subsidies and profits from sales of businesses assets are not. VAT is not included in the statistics.

The industry classification is in accordance with the Norwegian Standard Industrial Classification (SIC2007) used in Statistics Norway, which is based on the EU Standard NACE Rev. 2 and the United Nation’s International Standard Industrial Classification of all Economic Activities (ISIC), Rev. 4.

See Statistics Norway’s Standard Industrial Classification for a description of the different industries.

The types of products in accordance wiht (EC) No. 251/2009. Having regard to Regulation (EC) No 295/2008 concerning structural business statistics and the adaptations necesary after the revisjon of the statistical cassification of products by activity (CPA).

Name: Business activities, breakdown of turnover by product

Topic: Wholesale and retail trade and service activities

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Division for Structural Business Statistics

National level.

Annual. Final figures are published within 17 months after the end of the reference period.

The statistics are reported to Eurostat.

Nace 58.2, 62, 63.1, 73.1 and 78 are reported yearly and nace 69.1, 69.2, 70.2, 71.1, 71.2 and 73.2 every second year.

Primary data and the compiled statistics are stored temporarily in the programming language SAS, and stored permanently as text-files.

The statistics provides detailed information about the products which are produced within nace 58.2, 62, 63.1, 69.2, 70.2, 71.1., 71.2, 73.1, 73.2 og 78, based on accounting figures and questionnaires.

The statistic fulfill the requirements in annex 8 in the SBS-regulation. The statistic were published for the first time in 2006, for the reference year 2004.

The data are needed by the National accounts (NR). In addition ministries and various trade organizations want and need statistical data and the public’s need for information has to be met too. The statistic are also used to provide weight information for service producer price indexes (SPPI).

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on at 8 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given inthe Statistics Release Calendar. This is one of Statistics Norway's key principles for ensuring that all users are treated equally

The statistic is a part of Statistics Norway industrial statistics covering most industries. The data are needed by the National accounts ( NR). The statistic are also used to provide weight information for service producer price indexes ( SPPI).

The Statistics Act, Sections 2-2, 2-3 and 3.2.

Council Regulation no. 58/97 of 20 December 1996, changed 11 of March 2008 (EC) No. 295/2008 of the European Parliament.

Business services, breakdown of turnover by product and include the industry groups and subgroups:

Nace 58.2 Software publishing

Nace 62.0 Computer programming, consultancy nd related activities

Nace 63.1 Data processing, hosting abd related activities, web portals

Nace 69.1 Legal activities

Nace 69.2 Accounting, book-keeping and auditing activities. Tax consultancy

Nace 70.2 Management consultancy activities

Nace 71.1 Architectural activities and technical consultancy activities

Nace 71.2 Technical testing and analysis

Nace 73.1 Advertising services

Nace 73.2 Market research and public opinion polling

Nace 78 Labour recruitment and provision of personnel

The statistics comprises most of the enterprises that are registered in the above groups , as long as the enterprises were registered with activity in Norway in the relevant statistical year.

The exception is enterprises within the public service sectors 110, 510 and 550. Such units are not included in the structural business statistics for real estate, renting and business activities even though they should happen to have operations in the abovementioned industries.

However, all other enterprises in the public sector or owned by the public sector, i.e. units with sector codes 610, 630, 635, 660 and 680, are included in the statistics if they have activity in the abovementioned industries.

Data are collected directly from the enterprises through a survey. In addition, information about turnover for every enterprise in the population are collected through the Structural Business Statistic.

The population consists of all enterprises in the relevant industry groups with registered activity in the reference year. The population is divided into subpopulations, called strata, after criteria like industrial classification and number of employees. In some of the strata, all enterprises are always included in the sample. From the remaining strata, a representative selection of enterprises is drawn. The enterprises in the sample are identical with enterprises in the sample for Structural Business Statistic.

The enterprises in the sample provide information about turnover, divided between different products. For the enterprises outside the sample information about total turnover are collected through the Structural Business Statistic.

The questionnaires are sent out in April/May after the end of the statistical year, with a response deadline of four or five weeks. The enterprises that do not respond to the first letter will receive reminders in writing up until six months after the first deadline. Failure to respond is subject to fines.

The questionnaires are particular controlled for industry codes and breakdown of turnover into products.

The raw data are checked against reports for last year, the Central Register of Establishments and Enterprises, the Register of Annual Company Reports in Brønnøysund and other available sources like the Internet, and by contacting the respondent if necessary.

For the enterprises where a complete Trading statement (NO) with supplementary form exists, no variables are estimated. For these enterprises the information in the forms are used.

For the enterprises outside the sample we collect turnover from the Structural Business Statistics. We estimate the value of each product in every single enterprises, based on key from the sample in the same strata.

Not relevant

If less than three enterprises represents a statistical variable, the numbers are not published. The reason is the risk that the units can be identified. This is especially critical when regional data are published.

So far the statistic has only been published for the reference year 2004.

The results of a statistical survey will as a rule contain some measurement and processing errors. Measurement errors occur when the provider of the data gives erroneous answers due to forgetfulness, misunderstanding of the question etc.

Processing errors are errors from coding or errors that occur during the transferring of information from the questionnaire to the machine-readable medium or during revision.

Non-response will always be a factor in form-based surveys. This is because some respondents either do not return their forms or return them incompletely filled out.

Non-response can also be due to mergers, acquisiions, bankruptcy, etc.

Non-response from important units will be followed-up in the manual revision process. Other enterprises, which do not respond, will be treated the same way as the enterprises outside the sample.

Sampling errors is the uncertainty that occurs when the figures are produced on the basis of a sample of data, and not the whole population. The sampling error is the expected deviation between the result of the sample and the result if the whole population were examined.

Imbalances in the sample (e.g. misleading stratification) can cause errors for the variables for which information has not been obtained for all units in the population. Statistics Norway assumes explicitly by the imputation that enterprises outside the sample have the same cost and income structure as enterprises in the sample.

The Central Register of Establishments and Enterprises, the Register of Annual Company Reports in Brønnøysund, the VAT Register and the Register of Employees and Employers (the AA Register) are used in order to define the population and help collect the necessary data.

Errors in these administrative registers - like time gaps in registration, incorrectly identified unit characteristics etc. may therefore be a potential source of uncertainty in the statistics and may for instance have an impact when dividing the population into adequate strata.

Not relevant


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