Market Report, "Consumer Lifestyles in Norway", Published
In recent years, Norwegian consumers have been cushioned from the most severe effects of the global economic downturn. Largely, this was due to the economic benefits brought about by strong global demand for the country's abundant natural resources. While consumers tightened their belts somewhat in 2009, by 2010 spending rebounded, in line with increasing annual disposable incomes. Overall, this scenario has led to relatively unwavering demand for a wide range of consumer products and services.