The economy

In the Government, it is the Minister of Finance’s responsibility to draw up and coordinate economic policy. The Ministry of Finance acts as the secretariat for the Minister of Finance. It is the political authorities – the Government and the Storting – that make the decisions.


The Norwegian Fiscal Policy Framework


The Government Pension Fund Global and the fiscal rule have since 2001 set out the plan for the phasing-in of petroleum income and investment returns to the Norwegian economy. The Government Pension Fund Act stipulates that the State’s net cash flow from the petroleum industry shall in its entirety be transferred to the Government Pension Fund Global, and that resources in the Fund can only be transferred to the budget pursuant to a decision by Parliament.

Illustrasjonsbilde. Foto: Colourbox

General tax conventions between Norway and other states


General tax conventions for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion,and other international agreements regarding tax matters.

Bildemontasje til statsbudsjettet 2023

The National Budget 2023

A budget for security and fair distribution

Press release 06/10/2022

There is a war and an energy crisis in Europe. High inflation is affecting people’s lives. The Government’s response is a fair and responsible budget, which improves distribution and enhances security at a challenging time.

Meld. St. 1 (2022-2023)

National Budget 2022 - Chapter 3.1

Article 06/10/2022

Fiscal policy. Report to the Storting (white paper) on The National Budget 2023 (Støre Government).


Ministry of Finance

Phone: (+47) 22 24 90 90
Address: Postboks 8008 Dep, 0030 Oslo
Visitor address: Akersgata 40, 0180 Oslo

Economic Policy Department

Phone: +47 22 24 45 03
Address: Postboks 8008 Dep, 0030 Oslo
Visitor address: Akersgata 40, 0030 Oslo