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  • Business and industry in Norway - 3) The service sector

    2001-06-28 Guidelines/brochures Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    The service sector encompasses a wide range of industries, cf the figure below. This sector covers everything from service industries that are decentralised in accordance with Norway’s settlement patterns to services offered in a market exposed to

  • Business and industry in Norway - The chemical industry

    2001-06-28 Guidelines/brochures Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    Number of companies 557 Number of employees 21973 This sector’s export share 59 Gross product in percentage 2,2 The chemical industry in Norway is very diverse, consisting of everything from small niche companies manufacturing for the domestic

  • Business and industry in Norway - The timber and pulp and paper industry

    2001-06-28 Guidelines/brochures Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    Wood products Pulp and paper Number of companies 1051 33 Number of employees 15531 6120 This sector’s export share 40 90 Gross product in percentage 0,6 0,8 Norway has vast forests, and timber is the most important raw material for its

  • Business and industry in Norway - The metals industry

    2001-06-28 Guidelines/brochures Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    Number of companies 121 Number of employees 14658 This sector’s export share 82 Gross product in percentage 1,5 The metals industry is one of Norway’s largest export industries. Norwegian companies are also major producers of aluminium and

  • Business and industry in Norway - The textile and ready-made clothing industry

    2001-06-28 Guidelines/brochures Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    Number of companies 542 Number of employees 7960 This sector’s export share 50 Gross product in percentage 0,3 The textile and ready-made clothing industry includes companies that cover a wide range when it comes to raw materials, production

  • Business and industry in Norway - The travel industries

    2001-06-28 Guidelines/brochures Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    Number of employees 155 000 Gross product NOK 51 billion Gross product in percentage 4,3 Percentage of employees 6,8 The travel industries are counted as being some of the largest, fastest-growing industries in the world. The number of people

  • Business and industry in Norway - 4) Information and communication

    2001-06-28 Guidelines/brochures Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    Number of employees 78 635 Number of companies 9 112 Turnover NOK 182,1 billion Information and communication technology (ICT) is a large and rapidly growing industry that is becoming increasingly important to Norwegian commerce. The ICT business

  • Business and industry in Norway - Mineral products

    2001-06-28 Guidelines/brochures Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    Number of companies 614 Number of employees 9955 This sector’s export share 19 Gross product in percentage 0,6 Mineral products are often divided into three main categories: glass and glassware; ceramic products; and other mineral products. These

  • Business and industry in Norway - 2) Technology-based industries

    2001-06-28 Guidelines/brochures Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    The past few years have seen the formation of a number of companies that use advanced technology and specialist expertise to manufacture goods for niches in the market. Many have a background in the shipbuilding and electrotechnical industries,

  • Business and industry in Norway - The mechanical-engineering industry

    2001-06-28 Guidelines/brochures Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    Number of companies 4039 Number of employees 103913 This sector’s export share 30 Gross product in percentage 6,3 The mechanical-engineering industry is Norway’s largest industrial sector and is extremely varied. Parts of it are strongly

  • Business and industry in Norway - The growth of industrial activity in Norway

    2001-06-26 Guidelines/brochures Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    Raw materials, such as fish, wood and iron ore, have been utilised in Norway for several centuries. In the early 20th century, hydropower was an important basis for starting Norway’s extensive, energy-intensive manufacturing industry. Foreign

  • Business and industry in Norway - 1) Raw-materials-based industries

    2001-06-26 Guidelines/brochures Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    Natural resources, such as oil, waterfalls, fish, vast expanses of forests and countryside, and a rich variety of commercially interesting types of rock have formed the basis for considerable value creation in Norway. Historically speaking,

  • Business and industry in Norway - About Norwegian trade and industry

    2001-06-26 Guidelines/brochures Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    The Norwegian welfare state is based on a profitable business sector trading with other countries. This publication presents a brief overview of Norwegian industry. We will also touch on the driving forces and trends that have created our current

  • Business and industry in Norway - The structure of the Norwegian economy

    2001-06-26 Guidelines/brochures Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    Trade with selected regions and countries Export trends over the past 20 years Main export goods Direct investments in companies in Norway and abroad - expansion abroad Value creation over the past 20 years The employment structure in industry Some

  • Business and industry in Norway - Preface

    2001-06-26 Guidelines/brochures Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    Norwegian industry will face a number of changes in the years to come - changes that will affect the established industries’ future value creation and create a framework for new businesses. In addition to the fact that Norway must actively relate to

  • Business and industry in Norway - Industrial-policy challenges

    2001-06-26 Guidelines/brochures Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    We are undergoing a period characterised by rapid changes in the international economy and industrial structure. Increasing competition and efficiency requirements mean that products are being manufactured to an ever greater extent in integrated

  • Business and industry in Norway - Mining and quarrying

    2001-06-26 Guidelines/brochures Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    Number of companies 367 Number of employees 4004 This sector’s export share 50 Gross product in percentage. 0,3 Mining and quarrying is a generic term for all quarrying and extraction of minerals from rock, sand and gravel pits. Mining and quarrying

  • Norway's Implementation Of Agenda 21

    2001-05-16 Guidelines/brochures Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Norway's Implementation Of Agenda 21

  • The Regular General Practitioner Scheme

    2001-05-14 Guidelines/brochures Ministry of Health and Care Services

    Proposition no. 99 (1998-99) presented to the odelsting (part of the norwegian parliament) on 24 september 1999 The regular general practitioner scheme Chapter 1, 2 (2.1), 3 and 4 (4.1 and 4.4)

  • The Introduction of a Regular GP Scheme

    2001-05-08 Guidelines/brochures Ministry of Health and Care Services

    The Regular General Practitioner Scheme was introduced in Norway 1. June 2001. The Ministry has produced a brochure that answers frequently asked questions about the reform.