Prices in Norway rose by 0.7% from November last year to November this year, according to Statistics Norway (SSB).
From November 2019 to November 2020, the consumer price index (CPI) rose by 0.7%.
Beforehand, a price increase of 1.7% was expected compared to November last year, according to estimates obtained by Bloomberg, newspaper DN reports.
The price development of food contributed the most to the rise of 0.7%. Food prices rose by 4.0% during the period.
Prices for housing, lighting, and fuel fell the most, by 4.6% in the last year, while clothing and footwear fell by 3.8%.
Decline from October to November
According to SSB, a month before, from October to November, prices fell by 0.7% – a more substantial decline than normal for the period. Electricity prices, in particular, contributed to the decline.
Electricity prices, including grid rent, fell by 9.8% in November. Prices for passenger transport by air fell by a total of 16.9% in November.
Furthermore, lower prices were also registered for furniture, furnishings, and decorative items.
In November, a somewhat larger drop in prices was registered for hotels, restaurants, and bars – in particular as a result of the shutdowns that were introduced at the beginning of the month in Oslo and other parts of the country.
Prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages fell by 0.5% from October to November.
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