Global presence and accessibility
Fish farming, fisheries and shipping are Norway’s traditional exports. The country also exports shipping, oil and gas, industrial machinery, wood products, hydroelectricity, transport equipment, seafood and other food processing, timber, metals (especially ferro-alloys, semi-finished steels, and aluminum), chemicals, unwrought metals and the building and operation of large offshore installations.
More than two-fifths of Norway’s national income is derived from foreign trade, in the form of shipping services all over the world, and commodities shipped primarily to Western Europe. The vast majority of Norway’s petroleum exports go to the countries of the European Union. Principal trading partners for other exports are Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands.
Major cities in Norway are: Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger and Trondheim. Other large towns include Arendal, Bodø, Egersund and Gjøvik.
Norway has seventy-nine ports. The most popular are the Port of Bergen, the Port of Haugesund, the Port of Narvik, the Port of Oslo, the Port of Stavanger and the Port of Tromsø. Major airports are Oslo Airport Gardermoen; StavangerAirport and Sola-BergenAirport.