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 (2021): Germany, United Kingdom, and Sweden
Top 3 Exported Goods (2021): Oil & Mineral Fuels, Seafood, and Aluminum

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) $627,017,124,838 (2022)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 3.281% (2022)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $114,899 (2022)
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GDP Country Rank 40/197 (2022)

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 %) 5.764% (2022)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) Data unavailable
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 36.2% (2019)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) -19.362% (2022)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 4.767% (2022)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $175,371,625,646 (2022)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 2,980,047 (2022)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 2.347% (2021)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 19.157% (2021)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 78.496% (2021)
Unemployment Rate 3.171% (2022)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $158,286,521,626 (2022)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $322,498,569,819 (2022)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 61.345% (2022)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $4,777,329,084 (2022)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $50,489,822,999 (2022)
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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