The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries presented The State Ownership Report 2015 in June, and publishes today the English translation.

At year-end 2015, the Norwegian state had direct ownership, managed by the ministries, in 70 companies. The total value of the state’s commercial ownership was estimated to around NOK 644 billion at year-end 2015. The state will receive NOK 29.9 billion in dividends for the 2015 financial year.

– Transparency regarding the state’s exercise of its ownership and the companies’ operations is a fundamental pillar of state ownership. This year we have included a chapter on the state’s corporate governance, in part to provide more detailed insight into how the state as an owner exercises its ownership in practice, says the Minister of Trade and Industry Monica Mæland (H).

See more information about the companies’ financial performance, central matters for the state as owner, the state’s corporate governance and a review of each company in The State Ownership Report 2015

Information about the state’s ownership policy is in the Report to the Storting (White Paper) no. 27 (2013-2014) Diverse and value-creating ownership.