Fiscal Balance in Norway

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Norway - Fiscal Balance

The economy performed well in 2018. Although total economic growth decelerated from 2017 due to softening domestic demand and a contraction in exports of goods and services, mainland economic growth—which excludes hydrocarbon extraction activity and related transport—accelerated to a four-year high. In addition, the unemployment rate fell to a four-year low in 2018 and the government’s fiscal standing is expected to have improved thanks to both the expanding economy and the substantial increase in average oil prices compared to 2017. Meanwhile, in the political arena, the government approved the construction of a new mine in Norway’s northern municipality of Kvalsund on 14 February despite years of opposition from the indigenous Sami population. Given the mine contains the country’s largest reserve of copper ore, its operation should eventually boost industrial production.

Norway - Fiscal Balance Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Fiscal Balance (% of GDP)10.8  8.7  6.1  4.0  4.4  

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Bond Yield1.60-0.65 %Mar 11
Exchange Rate8.66-0.38 %Mar 11
Stock Market864-0.08 %Mar 11

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