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Online shopping has increased significantly over the past year, but making purchases using a keyboard still represent only a small part of Norwegians’ total retail trade.

According to figures from Statistics Norway (SSB), Norwegians total retail trade is nearly NOK 308 billion from retail stores during the first eight months, an increase of 3.1 percent from the period of January to August 2015.

Online shopping accounted for over NOK 11 billion, 14 percent more than during the same period last year.

At the same time, SSB figures reveal that stores selling computers, reported a decline in turnover of 2.6 percent.

In the wake of the oil crisis the figures show that retail stores in Rogaland clearly had the weakest growth of all the counties.

Revenue growth was only 0.2 percent during the first eight months, which is far below the national average of 3.1 percent.

The Northern Counties, and Hedmark and Vest-Agder had the highest increase in retail trade.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today