Current Account in Norway

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Norway - Current Account

In Q1 2022, the economy contracted in sequential terms at the sharpest rate since the outbreak of the pandemic. Restrictions put in place in January to contain the spread of the Omicron variant hurt economic activity, which then picked up slightly in February and March after their removal. The GDP growth downturn in the quarter was broad-based, with private and public spending declining, and the external sector continuing to weigh on the reading. In Q2, activity should rebound. The manufacturing PMI showed that conditions improved at the strongest pace in five months in April. Additionally, government finances will be benefitting from high oil prices, boding well for a large fiscal surplus. That said, household spending could be in a tough spot, as price pressures hit an over 13-year high in April, likely capping consumption.

Norway - Current Account Data

2015   2016   2017   2018   2019  
Current Account (% of GDP)7.7  4.0  5.7  7.2  4.0  

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Norway Current Account Chart


Norway Current Account
Note: Current account balance as % of GDP.
Source: Statistics Norway and FocusEconomics calculations.

Norway Facts

Value Change Date
Bond Yield1.58-0.65 %Jan 01
Exchange Rate8.78-0.38 %Jan 01

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