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 (2019): United Kingdom, Germany, and Sweden
Top 3 Exported Goods (2019): Oil & Mineral Fuels, Seafood, and Industrial Machinery

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) $357,409,883,994 (2019)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 1.155% (2019)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $66,832 (2019)
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GDP Country Rank 52/196 (2019)

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 %) 2.168% (2019)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) Data unavailable
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 36.2% (2019)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 10.006% (2009)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 6.254% (2019)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $16,654,846,748 (2019)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 2,839,739 (2020)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 2.006% (2020)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 19.104% (2020)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 78.89% (2020)
Unemployment Rate 3.31% (2020)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $141,960,454,545 (2019)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $149,032,613,636 (2019)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 0% (2019)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $13,782,518,971 (2019)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $45,206,325,979 (2019)
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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