Norway: In-depth PESTLE Insights

This PESTLE country analysis report on Norway provides a holistic view of the country, with insightful analysis of current and future issues, supplemented with relevant quantitative data to support trend analysis.


– Understand the political system in Norway through analysis of key figures in the country and governance indicators.

– Understand the economic situation in Norway through a balanced assessment of core macroeconomic issues.

– Understand customer demographics in Norway through analysis of income distribution and the rural-urban split, as well as healthcare and education.

– Understand the technological landscape in Norway through analysis of relevant laws and policies, as well as patents data.

– Understand the legal landscape in Norway through analysis of the judicial system as well as performance of the legal indicators

– Understand the environmental landscape in Norway through analysis of the environmental regulations and the performance of the environmental indicators


– The political landscape section discusses the evolution of the political scenario in Norway, as well as the country's economic, social, foreign, and defense policies. The section also discusses the country's performance according to World Bank Governance Indicators.

– The economic landscape section outlines the evolution of Norway 's economy, as well as the country's performance in terms of GDP growth, composition by sector (agriculture, industry, and services), fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, credit disbursement, banking sector, and employment."

– The social landscape section analyzes the government's social welfare policies, as well as the country's performance in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education.

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- What is the outlook in Norway in terms of political stability, policies towards business, and the popularity of the government?

- How does Norway perform in terms of GDP growth, its fiscal situation, international investment position, monetary situation, and employment?

- How does Norway perform in terms of healthcare, income distribution, and education?

- How does Norway perform in terms of technology-intensive sectors like IT, life sciences, and R&D expenditure trends?

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


1.1. Summary

1.1.1. Key findings

1.1.2. PESTLE highlights

1.1.3. Key fundamentals


2.1. Key facts

2.2. Geographical location


3.1. Summary

3.2. Political analysis

3.2.1. Overview

3.2.2. Current strengths

3.2.3. Current challenges

3.2.4. Future prospects

3.2.5. Future risks

3.3. Economic analysis

3.3.1. Overview

3.3.2. Current strengths

3.3.3. Current Challenge

3.3.4. Future prospects

3.3.5. Future risks

3.4. Social analysis

3.4.1. Overview

3.4.2. Current strengths

3.4.3. Current challenges

3.4.4. Future prospects

3.4.5. Future risks

3.5. Technological analysis

3.5.1. Overview

3.5.2. Current strengths

3.5.3. Current challenges

3.5.4. Future prospects

3.5.5. Future risks

3.5.6. Overview

3.5.7. Current strengths

3.5.8. Current challenges

3.5.9. Future prospects

3.5.10. Future risks

3.6. Environmental analysis

3.6.1. Overview

3.6.2. Current strengths

3.6.3. Current challenges

3.6.4. Future prospects

3.6.5. Future risks


4.1. Summary

4.2. Evolution

4.3. Structure and policies

4.3.1. Key political figures

4.3.2. Structure of government

4.3.3. Key political parties and alliances

4.3.4. Composition of the government

4.3.5. Key policies

4.3.6. Social

4.3.7. Foreign

4.3.8. Defense

4.4. Performance

4.4.1. Governance indicators

4.5. Outlook


5.1. Summary

5.2. Evolution

5.3. Structure and policies

5.3.1. Financial authorities and regulators

5.4. Performance

5.4.1. GDP and growth rate: overview

5.4.2. GDP composition by sector

5.4.3. Fiscal situation

5.4.4. External situation

5.4.5. International investment position

5.4.6. Key monetary indicators

5.5. Outlook


6.1. Summary

6.2. Evolution

6.3. Structure and policies

6.3.1. Demographic composition

6.3.2. Education

6.3.3. Healthcare

6.3.4. Social welfare

6.4. Performance

6.4.1. Healthcare

6.4.2. Income distribution

6.4.3. Education

6.5. Outlook


7.1. Summary

7.2. Evolution

7.3. Structure and policies

7.3.1. Intellectual property

7.3.2. Science, Technology and Innovation

7.4. Performance

7.4.1. Intellectual property

7.4.2. Telecommunications, broadband, and the Internet

7.4.3. R&D expenditure

7.5. Outlook


8.1. Summary

8.2. Evolution

8.3. Structure and policies

8.3.1. Judicial system

8.3.2. Tax regulations

8.3.3. Trade regulations

8.4. Performance

8.4.1. Effectiveness of the legal system

8.5. Outlook


9.1. Summary

9.2. Evolution

9.3. Structure and policies

9.3.1. Environmental regulations

9.4. Performance

9.4.1. Environmental impact

9.5. Outlook


10.1. ISO codes of selected countries

10.2. Ask the analyst

10.3. Disclaimer

List of Tables

List of Tables

Table 1: Norway – Key Fundamentals, 2016-2023f

Table 2: Norway – Key Facts, 2019

Table 3: Analysis of Norway's Political Landscape

Table 4: Analysis of Norway's Economic Landscape

Table 5: Analysis of Norway's Social Landscape

Table 6: Analysis of Norway's Technological Landscape

Table 7: Analysis of Norway's Legal Landscape

Table 8: Analysis of Norway's Environmental Landscape

Table 9: Mid-Year Population by Age (as a Percentage of the Total Population), 2018

Table 10: Patents Granted by the USPTO, 2013-2018

List of Figures

List of Figures

Figure 1: Map of Norway

Figure 2: Work Stoppages, 2014-2018

Figure 3: Labor Cost Index, 2018

Figure 4: Trends in Gini Coefficient of Equivalized Disposable Income Before and After Social Transfers in Norway, 2009 – 2017

Figure 5: Gini Coefficient of Equivalized Disposable Income, 2017

Figure 6: General Government Financial Wealth as a Percentage of GDP, 2018

Figure 7: Household Debt, Loans and Debt Securities as a Percentage of GDP, 2017

Figure 8: OECD Better Life Index, 2017

Figure 9: Labor Force Participation Rate of Women in Select OECD Countries, 2018

Figure 10: Compensated Absence from Work due to Illness – Number of Days, 2017

Figure 11: Average Annual Hours Actually Worked Per Worker, 2018

Figure 12: Total Researchers per Thousand Total Employment, 2017

Figure 13: Product Market Competitiveness, 2017

Figure 14: Norway – Key Political Events

Figure 15:Norway – Key Political Figures

Figure 16: Distribution of Seats by Political Parties in Norway's 2017 Elections

Figure 17: Historical GDP Growth of Norway (%), 2007-2018

Figure 18: GDP and GDP Growth Rate in Norway (US$ Billion/%), 2013-2023f

Figure 19: GDP Composition by Sector in Norway (%), 2018

Figure 20: Agricultural Output of Norway (NOK Billion/%), 2013-2018

Figure 21: Industrial Output of Norway (NOK Billion/%), 2013-2018

Figure 22: Services Output of Norway (NOK Trillion/%), 2013-2018

Figure 23: External Trade of Norway (US$ Billion), 2014-2018

Figure 24: Consumer Price Index and CPI-based Inflation in Norway, 2013-2023f

Figure 25: Unemployment in Norway (Thousands/%), 2013-2023f

Figure 26: Major Religions in Norway, 2018

Figure 27: Total Expenditure on Healthcare in Norway (US$ Billion/%), 2008-2017

Figure 28: Total Expenditure on Education in Norway (US$ Billion/%), 2007-2016

Figure 29: Internet Users and Penetration in Norway (Millions/%), 2013-2018e

Figure 30: Carbon Dioxide Emissions (Million Tons/%), 2010-2017


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