Imports$88.47 billion (2011 est.)
Exports$162.4 billion (2011 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices)1.3% (2011 est.)
Unemployment rate3.3% (2011 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$54,200 (2011 est.)
National product real growth rate1.5% (2010 est.)
Internet users4.431 million (2009)
Telephones - mobile cellular5.525 million (2009)
Population growth rate0.327% (2012 est.)
Population4,707,270 (July 2012 est.)
Two centuries of Viking raids into Europe tapered off following the adoption of Christianity by King Olav TRYGGVASON in 994.
Conversion of the Norwegian kingdom occurred over the next several decades.
In 1397, Norway was absorbed into a union with Denmark that lasted more than four centuries....
The Norwegian economy is a prosperous bastion of welfare capitalism, featuring a combination of free market activity and government intervention.
The government controls key areas, such as the vital petroleum sector, through large-scale state-majority-owned enterprises.
The country is richly endowed with natural resources - petroleum, hydropower, fish, forests, and minerals - and is highly dependent on the petroleum sector, which accounts for nearly half of exports and over 30% of state revenue....
The Economist Intelligence Unit
The ruling right-of-centre minority government, which comprises the Conservatives and the Progress Party, will receive parliamentary support from two smaller centrist parties, the Liberals and the Christian ...
This report contains detailed forecasts and analysis for Norway, including trade and investment analysis, economic forecasts, political risk assessments and demographic trend analysis. Each ISA Country ...
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