This is an archived release.
Assets abroad rose
Non-financial companies owned more assets abroad in 2011 than in the previous year. Total assets rose by about 4 per cent from 2010 to 2011.
Non-financial companies had a total of NOK 1 524 billion in assets in foreign countries in 2011. Investments increased in all continents except Asia.
Largest share of investments in Europe
The largest share of Norwegian companies’ investments abroad was in Europe, with most of the investments in Sweden, Belgium and the Netherlands. Outside Europe, the companies invested most in the USA and Singapore.
Larger fixed assets
Fixed assets constituted NOK 1 084 billion or 71 per cent of the assets in foreign countries in 2011.
Liabilities abroad almost unchanged
Total liabilities in foreign countries remained almost unchanged from 2010 to 2011, and stood at NOK 1 145 billion in 2011.
Find detailed figures from Accounting statistics, non-financial enterprises foreign financing