Statistics Norway: Cross-border shopping back to pre-corona levels

Cross border shoppingPhoto: Geir Olsen / NTB
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Norwegians spent NOK 3.6 billion on cross-border shopping in the 2nd quarter of 2022. That means that cross-border shopping is back at the same level as before the pandemic.

New figures from Statistics Norway (SSB) show that Norwegians spent NOK 3.6 billion on cross-border shopping in April, May, and June this year.

Cross-border shopping came to an abrupt halt when Norway introduced strict corona measures in March 2020, but when restrictions were removed in February this year, shopping picked up speed again.

“This was the first quarter that was not marked by travel restrictions in connection with the corona outbreak since the end of 2019. 

“Cross-border shopping quickly recovered to the same level as in the years before the pandemic,” adviser Kristin Aasestad at the SSB stated.

The quarterly figures now show that cross-border trade is at a level that corresponds to the second quarter of the years from 2016 to 2018. In the second quarter of 2019, cross-border trade amounted to just over NOK 4 billion.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayFinance

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