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Fast Comment Norway — Manufacturing output: slight decline in January, but still robust upward trend

  1. Manufacturing output slightly down by 0.2 percent in January, somewhat weaker than expected
  2. But upward trend remains intact; manufacturing up 1.3 percent over past three months
  3. In particular driven by increasing activity among oil-supplying industries

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

Fast Comment Norway — Housing prices sideways in February (S.A.), Oslo recorded a second consecutive month of positive growth

  1. Housing prices sideways in February; Oslo up 0.3 percent (seasonally adjusted)
  2. Prices have risen faster than assumed by Norges Bank over the last few months
  3. Supports our case for a rate hike in March

Halfdan Grangård, Senior Economist | hagr11@handelsbanken.no

Fast Comment Norway — No drama in the labour market; unemployment rate continues sideways

  1. Unemployment at 2.5/2.4 percent, unadjusted/seasonally adjusted
  2. In line with Norges Bank’s and our expectation
  3. Neutral to the key policy rate path

Halfdan Grangård, Senior Economist | hagr11@handelsbanken.no

Fast Comment Norway — Preview: manufacturing output and monthly mainland GDP

  1. Manufacturing output boosted by rising petroleum investments
  2. Mainland GDP growth probably picked up in January
  3. Manufacturing expected to be up 0.5 percent, mainland GDP up 0.6 percent in January

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

Fast Comment Norway — Preview: Housing prices in February

  1. January marked a positive start; we believe Q1 will turn out positive as a whole
  2. We maintain our call for a moderately positive price-trend for 2019
  3. A rate hike in March will not kick the feet under the housing market

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

Fast Comment Norway — Slightly lower survey unemployment in December; retail spending bounced back in January

  1. Survey unemployment pulled down by a sharper drop in the labour force
  2. Retail spending bounced back in January, although the trend remains tame
  3. We see scope for lower unemployment this year, and a modest increase in retail spending

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