Economic Trivia

Norway is the world's third-largest natural gas exporter; and seventh largest oil exporter.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2017): United Kingdom, Germany, and Sweden
Top 3 Exported Goods (2017): Oil & Mineral Fuels, Seafood, and Items nesoi

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Petroleum and Gas; Food Processing; Shipbuilding; Pulp and Paper Products

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $348,613,812,222 (2018)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 1.446% (2018)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $65,599 (2018)
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GDP Country Rank 53/196 (2018)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 2.765% (2018)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) Data unavailable
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 37% (2018)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 10.006% (2009)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 5.703% (2018)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $35,187,040,671 (2018)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 2,781,429 (2018)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 2.043% (2018)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 19.241% (2018)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 78.716% (2018)
Unemployment Rate 3.919% (2018)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $141,496,833,692 (2018)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $165,427,482,324 (2018)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 48.441% (2018)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) ($19,061,359,861) (2018)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $42,876,913,266 (2018)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Norway’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment


  1. The World Bank