Norway is a diverse industrial society with a free market economy and generally low trade barriers. A significant share of the Norwegian economy consists of service industries, including wholesale and retail trade, banking, insurance, engineering, transport and communications and public services.
Report No. 2 to the Storting
The Revised National Budget 2008
Recommendation of 15 May 2008 from the Ministry of Finance, approved by the Council of State on the same date. (the Stoltenberg II Government)