Defence-related exports from Norway in 2018

The Government presented the annual white paper on exports of defence-related products. In 2018, Norwegian companies exported defence-related products and services worth NOK 5.8 billion. This is a decrease of NOK 6.3 billion compared with 2017.

The overall value of exports of defence-related products was 8 % lower in 2018 than in 2017. 

In 2018, the value of exports of arms and ammunition (category A products) amounted to around NOK 3.9 billion, while the value of exports of other types of military equipment (category B products) totalled approximately NOK 870 million. The value of exports of arms, ammunition and other military equipment was 11 % lower in 2018 than in 2017.   

‘Norway maintains a high level of transparency about defence-related exports, when it comes to access to information both about the exports themselves and about the Ministry’s processing of export licence applications for defence-related products, in line with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs guidelines. The Government considers it important to continue to ensure this level of transparency,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide. 

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