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Identifying a supplier in Norway

Type of Production
For the resources for businesses on managing the manufacturing and the supply chain risk due to the outbreak of the Covid19 pandemic, please consult the report COVID-19: Managing supply chain risk and disruption (Deloitte Canada, 2020), as well as the insights on COVID-19: How to fortify your supply chain (Kearney, 2020).
The World Economic Forum's COVID Action Platform provides useful information on the latest strategic trends regarding COVID-19 implications for businesses, including manufacturing and supply systems. The report Outbreak Readiness and Business Impact (World Economic Forum in collaboration with the Harvard Global Health Institute) offers insights on handling coronavirus by businesses and strategies for effective response and resilience.

Industry accounts for 29.1% of the GDP. Oil and gas field machinery, food processing, offshore industry, fishing, shipbuilding, metals and mechanical engineering are the most significant forms of industry. Of the 50 largest companies in Norway, 10 are oil companies and numerous others are associated with the offshore industry.

Mechanical engineering is a major sector in terms of turnover, number of employees and exports. The sector has about 4,000 firms and produces about 6% of the GDP. The forest industry employs over 20,000 people and is a major exporter. The biggest companies are Moelven and Norske Skog. Food processing industry produces about 2% of the GDP and mostly sells its products in domestic markets. Firms are mostly small or mid-size. The metal industry is dominated by few big corporations, such as HydroStatoil, Elkem and Fesil, and exports over 80% of its production.

Norway is one of the leading countries in the world in shipbuilding. Norwegian corporations have a 25% market share in cruise ship production and a 20% market share in the production of liquefied gas tankers and chemical tankers. 30% of all publically traded shipping companies in the world are listed in the Oslo stock exchange.

Multi-sector Directories
Biz Exposed - Norway business directory
Colist - Norway Business Directory - Norway business directory offering products or services to expatriates
Express Business Directory - Norway business directory
ezilon Europe - Norway business directory
Largest Companies - Database of the largest Nordic companies
Nordicnet - Industry's trade engine for the Nordic countries
Norway Business Directory - Norway business directory
Norway Business Directory - Kompass
Publishers Global - Directory of publishers and publishing service providers in Norway
Register of Norwegian companies - Brønnøysundregistrene
Yellow Pages - Find a business in Norway

To search directories by industry in Norway, check out our service Business directories.

Professional Associations by Sector
55 professional associations listed for Norway.
Trade Agencies and Their Representations Abroad
Oslo Chamber of Commerce
Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries
Innovation Norway
Contact the Norvegian-British Chamber of Commerce in the United Kingdom.
Contact Your Commercial Representations in Norway
Contact UK Trade & Investment in Norway.
Contact the British Embassy in Norway.


Marketplaces incorporated in the country
Retrade Surplus Managment
Marketplaces present on the continent
European Energy Exchange

To go further, check out our service Online marketplaces.

Find out more about Investment Service Providers in Norway on, the Directory for International Trade Service Providers.

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