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  • Large decrease within technical consultancy

    The local kind-of-activity units within architectural services and technical consultancy had a decrease in turnover by 8.5 per cent compared to 2014, to a total of NOK 114.5 billion. This is the largest decrease since the time series started in 1999.

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  • Nearly NOK 10 billion in hairdressing

    The local kind-of-activity-units that operate within hairdressing and other beauty treatment had a turnover of NOK 9.9 billion in 2015. This is an increase of 4.9 per cent compared to 2014.

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  • Largest growth in five years for motor vehicles

    Local kind-of-activity units (local KAUs) in wholesale and retail trade of motor vehicles had a turnover of nearly NOK 218 billion in 2015. This is 9.4 per cent more than in 2014, and is the largest growth the industry has seen since 2010.

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  • Stable household consumption of goods

    Household consumption of goods rose 0.1 per cent from March to April 2017, according to seasonally adjusted figures. There was a decrease in purchases of vehicles and petrol, while the consumption of other goods was higher in April than in the mon...

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  • Continued small increase in retail sales

    The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales increased by 0.2 per cent from March to April 2017. This follows an increase of 0.1 per cent from February to March this year.

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  • Increase within technical activities

    Seasonal-adjusted turnover within professional, scientific and technical activities increased by 1.7 per cent from the 4th quarter of 2016 to the 1st quarter of 2017.

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  • Small increase in retail sales

    The seasonally-adjusted volume index of retail sales increased by 0.1 per cent from February to March 2017. This follows an increase of 1.0 per cent from January to February this year.

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  • Decrease in household consumption of goods

    Household consumption of goods fell 0.6 per cent February to March 2017, according to seasonally adjusted figures. Purchases of vehicles accounted for most of the decrease.

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  • Auto diesel sales exceeded 3 billion litres in 2016

    Total sales of petroleum products amounted to 8.79 billion litres in 2016, which is a small decrease of 0.4 per cent or 36.4 million litres compared with 2015. Sales of auto diesel increased and sales of petrol decreased.

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  • Marked increase in household consumption of goods

    Household consumption of goods increased 1.1 per cent from January to February 2017, according to seasonally adjusted figures. There was an increase in most consumption groups except purchases of vehicles and petrol.

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  • Decrease sales in February

    Total sales of petroleum products amounted to 598 million litres, 39 million litres less than in February 2016 which was a leap year. Sales of gasoline decreased by 8 million litres and ended at 78 million litres. Sales of diesel amounted to 244, ...

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  • Service industry waste steadily increasing

    The service industries generated just short of 2.2 million tonnes of waste in 2015. As before, the domestic trade business had the highest share of the waste, with 38 per cent.

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  • Decrease within employment activities

    The enterprises within employment activities experienced a decrease in turnover by 10.9 per cent in 2015 compared to 2014, to NOK 31.8 billion.

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  • Decrease for repairs

    Enterprises operating within repair of computers and personal household goods had a turnover of NOK 2.3 billion in 2014. This is a decrease of 3.4 per cent compared to 2014.

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  • Largest growth for motor vehicles and motorcycles in five years

    Turnover in retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles grew by 9.3 per cent from 2014 to 2015. This is the strongest growth in the industry since 2010.

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