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Food price hikes outpace inflation

Norway is known for high food prices, but now they've risen to shocking levels despite (or because of) large government subsidies to Norwegian farmers...

Inflation rate begins to dip

Norwegian economists were pleasantly surprised last week, when new figures showed a consumer price index (CPI) for July that indicates prices in Norway were...

Divided farmers slam state’s support

NEWS ANALYSIS: Norway's powerful farm lobby wanted more than twice the NOK 3.3 billion they were offered in additional state support on Friday. Farmers'...

‘Bonus bonanza’ behind major strike

Norwegian labour leaders and employers' representatives fundamentally disagree over whether a 5.2 percent wage increase would have given workers the "real pay growth" they...

Food tax unlikely to be lowered

Norwegians have long had to pay tax on food purchases as well as on all other goods and services. They'll likely need to keep...

Norwegians face even higher prices

NEWS ANALYSIS: Norway's notoriously high prices at the grocery store rose yet again from February 1, and state officials have been busy scolding the country's...

Economic uncertainty rises, even as ‘war profits’ do too

NEWS ANALYSIS: Never before have some of Norway's largest companies and banks generated more profits, often tied to Russia's war on Ukraine. Hundreds of...

Prices up 6.3 percent and rising

Norway's state statistics bureau SSB (Statistics Norway) has released figures showing that prices rose 6.3 percent in May and even more in June. Big...

Angry farmers also sow internal conflict

Norwegian farmers drove their tractors right up to the Parliament in Oslo on Tuesday, furious that the government offered them less than half the...

State challenges powerful grocers

Debate has swirled for years over why grocery store prices are so much higher in Norway than most anywhere else. After lots of studies...

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