The FNI was last updated 31 December.
The FNI index for the Norwegian economy has been updated with figures up to and including 31 December. Following the development of the pandemics, the index fell considerably in November, but the fall does not seem to be persistent.
During most of the autumn, the index has signaled a business cycle around trend. From mid-November, the index fell significantly. In December it seems like the decline is behind us, and the index is now reversing slowly towards trend again. The uncertainty in the estimates are large, as it has been during great parts of the pandemic situation.
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- To read more about the use of textual data, we recommend: Thorsrud, Leif Anders (2018), “Words are the new numbers: A newsy coincident index of the business cycle”, Journal of Business & Economic Statistics.
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Previous FNI Updates
- FNI Update November – FNI is Falling
- FNI Update August – A Negative Development
- FNI Update July – Slightly Above Trend
- FNI Update June – FNI Upgraded, Updated, and at Trend Levels
- FNI Update May – Updated Algorithm
- FNI Update February – FNI Index on Trend
- FNI Update January – Decreasing and Below Trend
- FNI Update December – Leaving 2020 Below Trend
- FNI Update November – Great Uncertainty in the Estimates
- FNI Update October – A W-Shaped Recession?
- FNI Update September – Continued Low Growth
- FNI Update August – Growth has Slowed Down
- Extra FNI Update: Still well below trend, but improving