You may know that as part of the EEA agreement, Eurostat publishes EFTA data. However, information about EFTA States is not always part of any analysis in our publications.
To overcome this and provide users with complementary data, the EFTA office has decided to start publishing ad-hoc statistical bulletins. These bulletins will include detailed EFTA figures together with analysis. They intend to provide such bulletins, covering various subjects, at least twice a year.
The first of the series was published in July. The “Trade in Goods and Trading Partners of EFTA Member States 2017”, takes a look at the trading patterns of the four states generally and in one table with the UK in particular.
All data is taken from COMEXT with Statistics Norway supplying additional data.
More than 90 participants, many of them from Eurostat and other Commission services, were gathered at the Cultural Centre of Neumünster Abbey in Luxembourg, on 18 February 2016 for the Introductory Seminar on the European Economic Area (EEA). The seminar was hosted by the EFTA Statistical Office and was the first of its kind in Luxembourg.
The EEA comprises the 28 EU Member States and the three EFTA States Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. The seminar participants received briefings on the history of EFTA and its role in the broader European integration process, the origins of the EEA and how EU law becomes EEA law, EU-EFTA cooperation in the field of statistics, the EFTA States' contribution to European cohesion efforts, and the role of the EFTA Surveillance Authority and the EFTA Court.
After the seminar, the participants were invited to a reception to mark the 25th anniversary of the EFTA Statistical Office.
This is EFTA 2015 provides an overview of the activities and institutional framework of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), which has played an important role in the political and economic development of Europe and beyond since its establishment more than half a century ago.
This publication also offers updates on recent developments and presents statistical information about EFTA's Member States: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. Together, they represent the world's twelfth largest trader in merchandise goods and seventh largest trader in commercial services, whilst being important markets for inward investment as well as significant capital exporters.
Nordic Statistical Yearbook 2014 is a reference book containing comprehensive and easily accessible statistics of various aspects of social life in the five Nordic countries, i.e. Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. In addition data are also presented on the self governing regions, i.e. the Faroe Islands, Greenland and the Åland Islands.
Nordic Statistical Yearbook 2014 is published by the Nordic Council of Ministers in English and Swedish.