Mineral resources in Norway. The Norwegian mining and quarrying industry in 2003.
The Norwegian mining and quarrying industry had a turnover of approximately NOK 7.6 billion in 2003 (0.913 billion EUR) and employed some 5100 workers. It is a major industry in some regions of the country. The most important counties are Nordland, Møre og Romsdal, Rogaland and Vestfold. The export value of minerals extracted in Norway during 2003 (including the Norwegian coal mines on Svalbard) was NOK 4.9 billion (545 million EUR).