The activity in the building and construction industry increased by 2.6 per cent during the first quarter of the year, according to seasonally-adjusted figures.
The strongest production increase was in the construction industry, by 3.0 per cent, while the building activity increased by 2.3 per cent in the first quarter of 2016.
Since the 1st quarter of 2015, the production index for the building and construction industry has increased by 5.7 per cent. This figure is adjusted for working days. The production in the construction industry contributed most to the increase, with 8.7 per cent. The corresponding increase for the construction activity was 4.6 per cent.
Source: SSB / Norway Today