Almost 13.5 million people live in the four EFTA countries. EFTA is the European Union's third largest trading partner in merchandise, and the second largest in services. EU is EFTAs largest trading partner; 71% of merchandise imported to EFTA countries comes from the EU. Some of EFTAs key exports are mineral fuels and oil, pharmaceutical products, and machinery and mechanical appliances.
More figures on EFTA and the individual countries are available in This is EFTA, a publication released once a year, and on the page dedicated to EFTA trade statistics. The EFTA Statistical Office does not collect statistical data from the EFTA countries, but such data are available through several sources, most comprehensively on the website of Eurostat.