EFTA in Figures

13.6 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; 70% 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.

For infographs on EFTA and the EFTA countries, click the links below:

More figures on EFTA and the individual countries are available in the 57th Annual Report of the European Free Trade Association  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.

 

Economic indicators

Trade

 

Social indicators

 

Legal Notes on the EEA Agreement