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Fast Comment Norway

Fast Comment Norway — Preview: LFS unemployment, oil and gas investment survey, Norges Bank Expectation Survey

  1. LFS unemployment expected at 4.0 percent in September (Wednesday)
  2. Q4 investment survey oil and gas (Thursday)
  3. Norges Bank’s Q4 Expectation Survey (Thursday)

Marius Gonsholt Hov, Senior Economist | maho60@handelsbanken.no

Fast Comment Norway — Mainland GDP at 0.6 percent in Q3, as we and Norges Bank expected

  1. Mainland GDP growth at 0.6 percent in Q3, as we and Norges Bank expected
  2. A touch above consensus, at 0.50 percent...
  3. ...but Q2 revised a touch lower; all told, developments broadly as expected

Marius Gonsholt Hov, Senior Economist | maho60@handelsbanken.no

Fast Comment Norway — Preview: Mainland GDP

  1. Mainland GDP expected at 0.6 percent in Q3, marginally down from 0.7 percent in Q2
  2. In line with Norges Bank
  3. A touch above consensus, at 0.50 percent

Marius Gonsholt Hov, Senior Economist | maho60@handelsbanken.no

Fast Comment Norway — Core inflation in line with Norges Bank, marginally above market expectations

  1. CPI-ATE at 1.1 percent in October, up from 1.0 percent in September
  2. A little above market expectations; we and consensus expected 1.0 percent in October...
  3. ...but the outcome was exactly in line with Norges Bank; neutral to the policy rate path

Marius Gonsholt Hov, Senior Economist | maho60@handelsbanken.no

Fast Comment Norway — Manufacturing output rose less than expected in Sep; negative change in Q3

  1. Manufacturing output at +2.6 pct in Sep, following -5.8 pct in Aug
  2. Weaker than generally expected
  3. Negative change in Q3: Output has declined by 0.7 pct over the past three months

Marius Gonsholt Hov, Senior Economist | maho60@handelsbanken.no

Fast Comment Norway — Preview: Manufacturing output and core inflation

  1. Manufacturing output probably bounced back in September
  2. Core inflation probably unchanged in October...
  3. ...narrowing the gap to Norges Bank's estimate

Marius Gonsholt Hov, Senior Economist | maho60@handelsbanken.no