As of 2013, there were 212 Norwegian companies established in China. These companies operate in a wide range of industries, from the manufacturing of maritime equipment, to development of environmental technology, to manufacturing of high-quality work-wear.
Reflecting areas of Norwegian competence and experience, the bulk of Norwegian companies in China are in the service sector, followed closely by companies in the maritime sector (includes maritime equipment and shipping) and in the manufacturing sector.
Norwegian companies are also geographically spread out, with commercial activity in both inland provinces and coastal areas. Most companies are represented in the central hubs of Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.