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NORWAY

 
     
     
   
  Overview  
     
  Trade  
     
  Climate, Land & Agriculture  
     
  Major Industrial Activities  
     
  Environmental information & data  
     
  Jute Statistics  
     
  Coir History of Norway  
     
  Flax Fibre History of Norway  
     
  Other information  
     
  Jute Industries and Traders  
     
  Govt. Department/Ministry dealing with jute  
     
  IJO and IJSG Collaboration  
     
   
     
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a.    Total Population: 4,691,849 (rural 20.22%, urban 79.78%) (2011 est.)

1.  Agricultural Population – 0.18 million (2011 est.)

2.  Total labour force – 2.65 million (2011 est.)

b.    GDP: USD 479.3 billion (2011 est.)

c.    GDP - real growth rate: 1.7% (2011 est.)

d.    GDP – per capita: $53,300 (2011 est.)

e.    GDP - composition by sector:

                                              i.        agriculture: 2.7%

                                             ii.        industry: 38.3%

                                            iii.        services: 59% (2011 est.)

f.     Investment (gross fixed): 19.9% of GDP (2011 est.)

g.    Unemployment rate: 3.4% (2011 est.)

h.    Industries: petroleum and gas, food processing, shipbuilding, pulp and paper products, metals, chemicals, timber, mining, textiles, fishing

i.     Industrial production growth rate: -6.2% (2011 est.)

 
     
     
   
     
 

Trade:

 
 

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a.    Total Exports: USD 159.8 billion (2011 est.)

b.    Exports commodities: petroleum and petroleum products, machinery and equipment, metals, chemicals, ships, fish

c.    Total Import: USD 92.63 billion (2011 est.)

d.    Imports commodities: machinery and equipment, chemicals, metals, foodstuffs

 
     
   
  Climate, Land & Agriculture:  
 

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a.    Climate: temperate along coast, colder with increased precipitation and colder summers

b.    Total Agricultural Land Area: 5.7% of total land (2010)

c.    Land Use:

                                               i.    Arable land: 0.83 million ha

                                              ii.    Permanent crops: 0

                                             iii.    Pasture: 9.99 million ha

                                             iv.    Irrigated land: 30.55 million ha (2009)

d.   Major Agricultural commodities: Wheat, Cereals, Oilcrops, Meat, Coarse grain, Paddy, Rice, Coffee and Cocoa beans

 
     
   
  Major Industrial Activities:  
 

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  • Jute, coir, flax as well as NF can be used in the product areas of rugs, mats, carpets, floor-coverings, shopping bags and jute board.

  • Geo-textile.

 
 

Western European Geo-textile Consumption by Country

Country

Consumption (M m2)

Percentages (%)

Austria

9

3

France & Benelux

94

26

Denmark

9

3

Finland

16

5

Greece

4

1

Germany

61

17

Iceland

8

2

Italy

28

8

Norway

20

5

Portugal

5

1

Spain

16

4

Sweden

25

7

Switzerland

14

4

United Kingdom

50

14

Total

359

100

 

Western European Geo-textile Consumption by Application

Application

Consumption (M m2)

Percentages (%)

Soil Stabilizer

157

44

Railroads

29

8

Asphaltic  overlays

<1

0

Drainage

85

24

Erosion control

35

9

Soil reinforcement

22

6

With geomembranes

31

9

Total

359

100

 

Western European  Geo-textile Consumption by product type

Product type

Percentages (%)

Nonwoven geotextiles

62

Woven geotextiles

21

Related products

17

 
     
   
  Environmental information & data:  
 

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a.    CO2 emissions (mt/capita): 10.2 (2008)

b.    Waste volumes: 9.5 million tonnes (2010)

C.  Total generation of post-consumer plastic waste in EU-27, Norway and Switzerland was 24.9 Mt and Packaging is the largest contributor to plastic waste at 63%. Jute and jute composites are the possible alternative for packaging and shopping bag to go green and product recyclability.

 
     
 

Plastics demand by end-use in EU-27, Norway and Switzerland, 2008

 
     
 

 
     
   
  Jute Statistics:  
 

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Export Quantity of Jute of Norway from 1961 – 2008 (in tonnes)

 

1961

32

1962

8

1963

26

1964

10

1965

20

1966

-

1967

-

1968

-

1969

18

1970

42

1971

31

1972

72

1973

55

1974

96

1975

71

1976

81

1977

82

1978

78

1979

70

1980

63

1981

48

1982

43

1983

72

1984

43

1985

55

1986

63

1987

-

1988

4

1989

-

1990

-

1991

-

1992

-

1993

-

1994

2

1995

-

1996

3

1997

-

1998

-

1999

-

2000

1

2001

-

2002

-

2003

5

2004

-

2005

-

2006

1

2007

-

2008

-

2009

-

2010

-

 

 

Export Value of Jute from 1961 – 2008 (in ‘000 USD)

 

1961

3

1962

2

1963

3

1964

2

1965

4

1966

-

1967

-

1968

-

1969

6

1970

14

1971

15

1972

40

1973

49

1974

89

1975

71

1976

86

1977

106

1978

97

1979

120

1980

123

1981

82

1982

74

1983

110

1984

65

1985

75

1986

91

1987

-

1988

4

1989

-

1990

-

1991

-

1992

-

1993

-

1994

19

1995

2

1996

22

1997

2

1998

2

1999

-

2000

11

2001

-

2002

-

2003

11

2004

-

2005

-

2006

5

2007

-

2008

-

2009-2010

40

 

 

Import Quantity of Jute from 1961 – 2008 (in tonnes)

 

1961

>400

1962

<375

1963

525

1964

<500

1965

400

1966

375

1967

>400

1968

350

1969

325

1970

<275

1971

<250

1972

275

1973

150

1974

175

1975

<100

1976

<125

1977

75

1978

<75

1979

>50

1980

>50

1981

>10

1982

>25

1983

<50

1984

<75

1985

75

1986

>100

1987

100

1988

25

1989

50

1990

<75

1991

25

1992

>10

1993

<50

1994

25

1995

<25

1996

50

1997

125

1998

>25

1999

<25

2000

75

2001

25

2002

<25

2003

25

2004

>10

2005

10

2006

>10

2007

>25

2008

25

2009

-

2010

-

 

 

Import Value of Jute from 1961 – 2008 (in ‘000 USD)

 

1961

30

1962

50

1963

70

1964

75

1965

58

1966

60

1967

58

1968

55

1969

55

1970

52

1971

58

1972

70

1973

55

1974

55

1975

55

1976

54

1977

50

1978

51

1979

59

1980

64

1981

>20

1982

30

1983

40

1984

50

1985

60

1986

58

1987

70

1988

48

1989

77

1990

107

1991

35

1992

30

1993

125

1994

50

1995

89

1996

115

1997

150

1998

77

1999

70

2000

<210

2001

70

2002

117

2003

82

2004

38

2005

70

2006

20

2007

60

2008

76

2009-2010

27

 
     
   
  Coir History of Norway:  
 

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i.    Export Quantity of Coir (in tonnes)

Ø   1991 : 3, 2004 : 10

ii.    Export Value of Coir from 1961 – 2008 (in ‘000 USD)

Ø   1991 : 12, 1996 : 12, 1997 : 7, 1999 : 2, 2000 : 2, 2002 : 1, 2003 : 2, 2004 : 8

iii.    Import Quantity of Coir from 1988 – 2008 (in tonnes)

1988

<0

1989

>1

1990

-

1991

<0

1992

-

1993

1

1994

100

1995

330

1996

425

1997

225

1998

275

1999

550

2000

325

2001

350

2002

425

2003

350

2004

50

2005

200

2006

40

2007

-

 

iv.    Import Value of Coir from 1988 – 2008 (in ‘000 USD)

 

1988

5

1989

11

1990

-

1991

11

1992

-

1993

35

1994

58

1995

180

1996

165

1997

98

1998

107

1999

180

2000

120

2001

122

2002

145

2003

120

2004

40

2005

135

2006

59

2007

-

2008

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
     
   
  Flax Fibre History of Norway:  
 

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i.    Export Quantity of Raw Flax Fibre (in tonnes)

1994 : 7

2000 : 2

 

ii.    Export Value of Raw Flax Fibre from 1961 – 2008 (in ‘000 USD)

1994 : 5

1996 : 2

1997 : 1

2000 : 3

 
     
   
  Other information:  
 

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  • Norway was a member of IJO

  • Norway contributed to the Special A/C and the Trust Fund by ITC for the benefits of IJO apart from IJO admin budget.

  • Nordic countries i.e., Denmark, Finland and Sweden are the members of IJSG along with other 24 EU countries.

  • Norway contributed a total of about 1 million USD to development of the jute industry.

  • Value addition of jute and trading of jute products are one of business prospects area identified by NORAD in the publication “Private Sector Development Program in Bangladesh Assessment of Business Conditions and Sector Potentials”.

  • Jute products are potentially interesting for collaboration between Norwegian and Bangladeshi companies as B2B first step.

  • Bangladesh-Norway Business Matchmaking Program: by Norwegian Govt. to bring the Nordic Investor in Bangladesh. The common forms of partnership includes:

  • Joint Ventures

  • Outsourcing

  • License production

  • Long term project co-operation

  • Market collaboration and development

 
   
  Jute Industries and Traders:  
 

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Manufacturers of jute products (bags, carpets, sacks,) using fabric

 

  1. Accon AS, Bjørnsonsvei 6 A, NO-3117 Tønsberg

     Telephone: +47 33359300, Fax: +47 33311353

  1. Saekkecentralen, Thorvald Meyersg 49 , NO-0555 Oslo.

Telephone: +47 22354687 Fax: +47 22356264

 

  1. H Gundersen AS, NO-6035 Fiskarstrand

Telephone: +47 70198830, Fax: +47 70198831

 

  1. Tommen Gram AS. Postboks 5414 Lade, Båtsmannsg 4, NO-7442 Trondheim

Telephone: +47 73982600, Fax: +47 73982601

 

Importer and Seller of Jute bags & Packaging

 

  1. Bluepack AB, Box 44 Högs Industriby, SE-246 21 Löddeköpinge

Telephone: +46 (0)46-706710, Fax: +46 (0)46-706721

E-mail:info@bluepack.se, Website:http://www.bluepack.se

 

  1. Sløyd-Detaljer AS, Holsfjordv. 16 NO-3410 Sylling

Telephone: +47 32856393, Fax: +47 32856494

 

  1. Scan Aprima A/S, Strandgt. 21 NO-6150 Ørsta

Telephone: +47 70048400, Fax: +47 70048440

 
   
  Govt. Department/Ministry dealing with jute:    
 

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  1. Ministry of Trade & Industry, Norway (http://www.regjeringen.no/en/dep/nhd.html?id=709)

  2. The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Industry and Handicraft

  3. Ministry of Environment (http://www.regjeringen.no/en/dep/md.html)

 
   
  IJO and IJSG Collaboration:  
 

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Ms. Lena Hasle, First Secretary, Royal Norwegian Embassy in Bangladesh  attended the 2nd Council Meeting of IJSG on June 29, 2002 in Dhaka, Bangladesh

 

The IJSG Secretariat maintains a regular correspondence with Norwegian High Authority regarding the Country Membership issues

 
     
     

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