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Norway sees record trade surplus in January.

NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-27 March 2001-Norway sees record trade surplus in January(C)1994-2001 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD

Norway's trade surplus in goods and services rose to a record NOK25.2bn in January 2001, according to Statistics Norway.

The surplus was the highest ever for one single month, increasing from NOK21bn in December and NOK18bn in January 2000 and exceeding the November 2000 record of NOK24.7bn.

Meanwhile, Norway's overall current account surplus rose to NOK21.7bn in January from NOK18.6bn in December and NOK15.5bn in January 2000.

Exports of goods increased by NOK8.1bn from January 2000, amounting to NOK47.4bn in January 2001. Imports of goods rose by NOK2.7bn over the same period, Reuters reported. Exports of services rose by NOK3bn from January 2000 to total NOK12bn in January 2001.

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Date:Mar 27, 2001
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