OECD Economic Survey of Norway launches Tuesday 19 December 2017


14/12/2017 - The latest OECD Economic Survey of Norway, to be published on Tuesday 19 December,analyses the factors behind the country’s impressive levels of well-being and strong economic performance, despite a period of low oil prices. The Survey proposes policies for maintaining these high standards, seizing opportunities from automation and globalization and overcoming challenges posed by the anticipated long-term decline in oil and gas production. Special chapters in the Survey discuss strategies for maintaining a successful business sector in a changing world and ways to improve transport infrastructure investment.


The Survey will be available to registered journalists on the OECD's password-protected website at 08:30 GMT (09:30 CET) on Tuesday 19 December for immediate release.


OECD Deputy Secretary-General Mari Kiviniemi will present the Survey in Oslo during a press conference with Finance Minister Siv Jensen, startingat 09:30 local time, at the Ministry of Finance (Akersgata 40, 0180 Oslo).


An Overview of the Economic Survey, with the main conclusions, will be freely accessible on the OECD’s web site at: You are invited to include this Internet link in reports on the Survey.


For further information on the press conference, journalists should contact Therese Riiser Wålen, head of communications, Ministry of Finance of Norway (+47 94050886).


For further information on the Economic Survey of Norway, contact Lawrence Speer (+33 1 4524 7970) in the OECD Media Office (+33 1 4524 9700).


Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the Economic Survey of Norway, by e-mail and under embargo, the day before release.


The Survey will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the Survey under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the Survey by e-mail under embargo should be sent to


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