Annual and monthly inflation rates for EFTA countries
February 2010 annual and monthly inflation rates for the 27 EU Member States and Iceland, Norway and Switzerland were presented in a Eurostat news release on 17 March 2010.
ESO visits Statistics Norway
Representatives from the EFTA Statistical Office visited Statistics Norway last week.
Downward trend in 2009 for nights spent at hotels and similar establishments in EFTA countries
The number of nights spent in hotels and similar establishments in the EFTA countries fell in each quarter in 2009 compared with 2008.
Asylum applicants in EFTA countries in Q3 2009
Asylum applicants figures have been published for the third quarter of 2009. Overall, figures show an increase in asylum applicants in Q3 2009 compared to Q3 2008 for Norway and Liechtenstein and a decrease for Switzerland.
Iceland and Norway - living conditions 2008
In 2008, Iceland and Norway had an at-risk-of-poverty rate of 10% and 11% respectively, while 17% of the EU27 population was living below the poverty threshold.
EFTA countries' annual inflation rates 2009
The latest Eurostat publication on inflation shows a continuous decrease in the annualized inflation rate for Iceland through year 2009 whilst for other EFTA countries the annual rates were rather stable. Switzerland showed negative price growth for several months in 2009, but the annual rate for December was slightly positive.
EFTA countries' GDP growth rate for third quarter 2009
Norway and Switzerland showed a positive growth in GDP for the third quarter of 2009 whilst GDP growth for Iceland was still negative.