|Unit||Ths. NOK, NSA|
|Adjustments||Not Seasonally Adjusted|
|Balance of Goods||May 2020||-1,160,591||3,631,349||Ths. NOK, NSA||Monthly|
|Exports of Goods||May 2020||56,236,708||59,062,493||Ths. NOK, NSA||Monthly|
|Imports of Goods||May 2020||57,397,299||55,431,144||Ths. NOK, NSA||Monthly|
|Current Account Balance||2020 Q1||66,078||25,059||Mil. NOK, NSA||Quarterly|
|Exports of Goods and Services||2020 Q1||317,125||336,679||Mil. NOK, CDASA||Quarterly|
|Imports of Goods and Services||2020 Q1||302,789||317,973||Mil. NOK, CDASA||Quarterly|
|Net Exports||2020 Q1||14,336||18,706||Mil. NOK, CDASA||Quarterly|
|Real Exports of Goods and Services||2019 Q1||278,747||272,745||Mil. Ch. 2016 NOK, CDASA||Quarterly|
|Real Imports of Goods and Services||2019 Q1||279,971||273,356||Mil. Ch. 2016 NOK, CDASA||Quarterly|
|Real Net Exports||2019 Q1||-1,224||-611||Mil. Ch. 2016 NOK, CDASA||Quarterly|
The external trade statistics provide information about the commodity flows (shipments, hydrocarbon exports) between Norway and other countries. Monthly statistics on external trade in goods have been published since 1913.
The Norwegian statistical territory comprises the Norwegian customs territory, the Norwegian part of the continental shelf, Svalbard, Bjørnøya and Jan Mayen.
The statistics cover customs declared shipments, exports of crude oil and natural gas from the Norwegian Continental Shelf and imports of ships and oil platforms.
Preliminary figures for the previous month are released on the 15th of each month.
Commodities are classified by the international HS (Harmonized System), UN SITC Rev.4 (level of processing), and UN BEC (Broad Economic Categories).
The assigned statistical value is the value when crossing the Norwegian border, before duties, value added and other taxes. Customs, VAT and other costs are not included in the statistical value. For crude oil that is exported by ship directly from installations on the Norwegian continental shelf, the value when leaving the installations is used. For crude oil and natural gas transported by pipeline from the Norwegian continental shelf, the value when leaving the Norwegian continental shelf. The value of transport in international waterand to a terminal abroad is included in the exports of services. Finally, the statistical value for exports and imports is the transfer sum including takeover of debt, excluding the value of a possibly enclosed charter party.
For full details, please consult the Statistics Norway official page at ( http://www.ssb.no/en/muh/ ).
Each month's release is typically revised for the current calendar year; the month-to-month change is usually less than 1%. Final figures for the preceeding year are released in April or May. Occasionally up to 36 prior months may be revised.
Seasonally adjusted figures may be revised for the entire length of the series.
Trade data are naturally highly variable. For smaller trade partners in particular, it's not unusual for most months to have values of 0 or "ND" (no data).