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Latest short statistics from Statistics Norway

 

NOK 466 billion in assessed taxes

In 2015, the total assessed taxes amounted to NOK 466 billion for residents aged 17 years and older. This was an increase of 7.4 per cent from 2013.

Higher electricity prices for households

The average price of electricity for households in the third quarter of 2016, excluding taxes and grid rent, was 30.5 øre per kWh. This is 53 per cent higher compared to the same quarter in 2015, which was a quarter with very low prices.

More Polish emigrated than immigrated

On 1 October, the population reached 5 252 200, growing by 15 300 during the third quarter. The emigration, with 11 200 is still high, and the figure was highest for Poles. Among those who immigrated, the majority were Syrians.

Decrease in outward settlement flows

Outward bank settlement flows decreased from the second quarter of 2016 to the third quarter of 2016.

Fewer unemployed, but more on labour market schemes

Registered unemployment among immigrants decreased from 7.5 per cent in August 2015 to 7.2 per cent in August 2016, while the unemployment rate was stable at 2.3 per cent within the rest of the population. In the whole population, the unemployment rate was 3.1 per cent in August 2016.

Source Statistics Norway 17.11.2016

Continued rise in bankrupcies

manufacturingThe number of bankruptcies continues to rise. In the 3rd quarter of 2016, the total number of bankruptcies was 998. This is an increase of 14 per cent compared with the same quarter in 2015 according to Statistics Norway.

Oil & Gas: Development costs cut by nearly half

The price tag for developing a field on the Norwegian shelf has declined by an average of more than 40 per cent since the autumn of 2014, according to the NPD's analysis of eight planned developments that are approaching start-up.

World's longest sub-sea power cable

Norwegian energy distributor Statnett and UK's National Grid have reached an agreement to construct an interconnector between UK and Norway. The 1400 MW subsea electricity cable will connect the two countries' electricity markets directly for the first time.

Positive trends in Norway's economy

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The standstill in the second half of last year has been replaced by a weak increase in growth in the Norwegian mainland economy this year, Statistics Norway (SSB) reports.

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