|Unit||Balance of opinion, SA|
|Business Confidence||2020 Q4||2.9||2.1||Balance of opinion, SA||Quarterly|
|Capacity Utilization||2020 Q4||77.8||77.5||% WA, SA||Quarterly|
|Industrial Production||Dec 2020||88.2||85.3||Index 2005=100, SA||Monthly|
|Change in Inventories||2020 Q3||31,324||9,894||Mil. NOK, CDASA||Quarterly|
|Real Change in Inventories||2019 Q1||31,468||32,631||Mil. Ch. 2016 NOK, CDASA||Quarterly|
Norway's quarterly Business Tendency Survey maps business leaders’ evaluations of the economic situation and the outlook for a fixed set of indicators. The results are mainly used for monitoring the economic performance during a business cycle, for analyses and for predicting the short-term development. The survey has been in regular operation from 1974 Q1. Results are produced at the national level only. Values are diffusion indices.
The survey is quarterly and is published around four weeks after the end of the reference quarter.
Data are collected by a questionnaire sent to a sample of branch units in mining and quarrying (10, 13-14) and manufacturing (15-37), per SIC2007 (started 2009Q1, back-calculated to 1990Q1). SIC2002 was used until 2008Q4 (back-calculated to 1988Q1).
The seasonally-adjusted series may be revised to their full depth, from 1990.
For the trend-cycle diffusion indices, revisions may be applied to the entire time series, but are most common within the past three years.
For more information, see: http://www.ssb.no/english/subjects/08/05/10/kbar_en/about.html