Establishments, enterprises and accounts: Establishments and enterprises

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  • Understanding Enterprise Growth

    Reports 2020/53

    Statistics on ordinary high growth enterprises (10 or more employees) have since 2014 been reported annually to Eurostat. To explore aspects of high growth not covered by the reporting, a pilot with three different working programs (WP) were set up.

  • Increased turnover in Svalbard despite a decrease in man-years worked

    The total turnover in Svalbard has increased by 4.4 per cent in 2019. The amount of man-years worked in total has decreased by 2.6 percent with mining operations being responsible for the largest decrease with 32.3 per cent.

  • Relational capital

    Reports 2019/36

    This report is a part of a project entitled “Capturing the value of intangible assets in micro data to promote the EU's growth and competitiveness” — GLOBALINTO, with financial support from the European Commission/Research Executive Agency under t...

  • Increased turnover at Svalbard

    The total turnover at Svalbard increased by 11.4 per cent in 2018 compared to 2017. Increased activity within construction was a large contributor to this development.

  • Hand in hand with the EU

    8 out of 10 foreign enterprise groups with subsidiaries in Norway were controlled from countries within the European Union. The most important ownership country outside Europe was the United States.

  • Solid growth in R&D activity

    The business enterprise sector spent NOK 32 billion on own R&D in 2017, which is a growth of 8 per cent from 2016. The enterprises also bought external R&D services to the tune of NOK 7.5 billion, an increase of 7 per cent. A total of 21 200 R&D m...

  • High R&D activity in business enterprises

    Preliminary figures show that the business enterprise sector performed research and development (R&D) for about NOK 32.6 billion in 2017. This is 10 per cent higher compared to 2016. Adjusted for price change, the increase was 8.9 per cent.

  • More FTEs despite less activity within coal mining in 2017

    Notwithstanding the significant reduction in coal mining activity in Svalbard, the total number of full-time equivalents(FTEs) increased slightly more than 4 per cent from 2016 to 2017. Growth in accommodation and food service activities was the m...

  • Close ties with Sweden

    About 330 000 persons are working for subsidiaries of foreign companies. The vast majority of these companies belong to groups located in the EU or in the USA, and Sweden is the most important partner country.

  • The effect on firm performance of facilitating services from Siva

    Reports 2018/17

  • 29.5 billion of R&D performed

    The business enterprise sector performed research and development (R&D) for about NOK 29.5 billion in 2016. This is 6 per cent higher compared to 2015. At fixed prices, the increase was 4 per cent.

  • 577 067 establishments in Norway

    There were just over 577 000 establishments in Norway at the start of 2018. Compared with January 1st, 2017, this is an increase of 2.1 percent.

  • Further growth in business sector R&D

    The business enterprise sector performed research and development (R&D) totalling about NOK 29.5 billion in 2016. This is 6.2 per cent higher compared to 2015. Measured in fixed prices, the increase was 3.8 per cent.

  • Sole proprietorships and private limited companies still in the majority

    Almost half of all 453 762 enterprises with economic activity in Norway in 2015 were sole proprietorships. This corresponds to 49 per cent, while the share of private limited companies was 44 per cent.

  • Moderate increase in Norwegian innovation expenditure

    Enterprises covered by the Norwegian innovation survey reported innovation expenditures totalling NOK 64.8 billion in 2016. This is approximately NOK 5 billion more than in 2014.