6 May 2013
A phone survey of a sample of contacts in Norges Bank’s regional network was conducted in the period 23-26 April 2013. The survey encompassed 68 private sector enterprises nationwide and focused on developments in output and employment since January.
In January (report 1-2013), regional network enterprises expected that output growth would pick up slightly in the next six months. Information gathered at the end of April indicates that output has increased somewhat less than expected by the enterprises in January. The overall outlook for output growth appears to be approximately unchanged since January.
In January, enterprises planned to increase employment over the next three months. In April, they reported that developments in employment had been broadly in line with expectations. Capacity utilisation would appear to be at approximately the same level as in January.
Facts about the regional network