Statistics News

  • Comparing price levels: Why are the EFTA States so expensive?   25.09.2018

  • Trade in Goods and Trading Partners of EFTA Member States 2017   25.07.2018

    The EFTA Statistical Office (ESO) has published an article on the foreign trade relations of the four EFTA States Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland with its partner countries in the EU and the rest of the world. The article points to the importance of the EU as the most important trading partner of the EFTA States and underlines the sensitivity of the EFTA States to the planned withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU. See the explanatory notes in the bottom for methodological details.

  • 2016 figures available in the EFTA Trade Statistics tool   04.04.2017
    Trade between EFTA and the world. Blue: Imports, red: exports, from 2002-2016.

    Key trade figures for 2016 are now available in the EFTA Trade Statistics tool. It gives an insight into trade relations with EFTA's third-country trading partners over time and by type of merchandise.

  • Eurostat regional yearbook 2016 includes data on EFTA countries   19.09.2016

    The Eurostat regional yearbook 2016 provides data on a broad range of statistical topics across the regions of the EU Member States, the EFTA States and EU candidate countries.

  • The 2015 Annual Report of the European Statistical System released   27.05.2016

    The European Statistical System (ESS) is a partnership among Eurostat, the national statistical institutes and other national authorities providing high-quality, official statistics for Europe. The EFTA States are, together with the EU Member States, part of this "statistical production factory" which employs around 50 000 people in 32 different countries.

  • One third of all asylum applicants under 18 are unaccompanied   04.05.2016

    In 2015, over 7 700 asylum seekers were considered as unaccompanied minors in the EFTA States, according to data published by Eurostat. The vast majority of these were male, with Afghanistan representing the most common country of origin, followed by Eritrea and Syria.

  • New app with regional data for EFTA and EU   04.03.2016

    Eurostat recently released a mobile app which provides access to the main statistical data on regions within the member states of the EU and EFTA.

  • Substantial increase in asylum applications   29.10.2015

    The number of asylum applicants in the EFTA countries more than doubled in the third quarter of 2015, compared to the previous quarter.

  • Better data. Better lives.   20.10.2015

    Today is the second annual World Statistics Day. This year’s theme underlines the "critical role of high-quality official statistical information in analysis and informed policy decision-making in support of sustainable development".

  • Urban Iceland, suburban Switzerland and rural Norway   12.10.2015

    The number of people living in urban, rural and intermediate areas varies a lot between European countries, as shown by data from 2014 published by Eurostat.

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