In 2017, Scotland sold over £1 billion worth of exports to Norway. This is 3.1% of Scotland’s total international exports. Between 2013 and 2017, Scottish exports to Norway decreased by an average of 5.9% each year.
Exports have been affected by a slow-down in Norway’s economy during this time.
The benefits of selling to Norway
The World Bank rates Norway as the 7th easiest country in the world to do business with.
Norway’s a good place to export to because it has:
- a lot of natural resources
- a good business culture
- very little corruption
It’s also a good place for Scottish businesses to export to because:
- UK brands are trusted there
- English is widely spoken in business there
- it has a high standard of living, so people have money to spend
- its economy is stable
What we could sell more of
In Norway, the key sectors where Scotland could sell more are:
- chemical sciences
- manufacturing computer or electronic products
Top opportunities in Norway
- Technology, digital and media
- Engineering and advanced manufacturing
- Food and drink
- Life sciences
- Financial and business services
Help with exporting in Norway
Scottish Development International offices
Scottish Development International have an office in Stavanger. They have 5 members of staff focussed on:
- industries that produce consumer goods
- science and technology
The GlobalScot network has 2 experts in Norway covering energy. We’re going to expand the GlobalScot network in Norway.
Department for International Trade
You can contact the Department for International Trade team in Norway to find opportunities for doing business there.
Norwegian British Chamber of Commerce
The Norwegian British Chamber of Commerce can offer members:
- business support
They have an office in London.
You can find more help with exporting.
You can also find more information on exporting to Norway in A Trading Nation.