20 years of sustainable development in Europe - a guide for citizens
In connection with the Rio+20 summit on sustainable development, Eurostat has published a statistical guide. The publication also includes figures for the EFTA countries.
Course on Price Statistics in Kiev
On 21-23 of May 2012, EFTA's Statistical Office (ESO) organised a training course on price statistics in Kiev hosted by the State Statistics Service of Ukraine.
At the age of 65, both women and men in EFTA countries are expected to live longer than women and men in the EU27 average.
A Eurostat news release shows the expected remaining years in a healthy condition at the age of 65 in 2010.
Part-time work and underemployment in EFTA countries
A Eurostat news release shows that the percentage of part-time workers aged 15 to 74 of the total employment in 2011 was 28.1 % for Norway and 35% for Switzerland.
EFTA countries have the highest and lowest inflation in the EEA
Spring 2012 edition of Eurostat’s quarterly leaflet
Eurostat recently published the spring 2012 edition of its quarterly leaflet “Basic figures on the EU”. This publication also provides a selection of the freshest data for economic and social domains of EFTA States.
EFTA countries' GDP per capita higher than EU27 average
According to a Eurostat press release of 13 December 2011, the gross domestic product (GDP) per capita in Norway, expressed in purchasing power standards (PPS), was 181% of the EU27 average. This represented a growth of five percentage points from 2009.
The Inflation Dashboard - a new tool for comparing inflation across Europe
Eurostat recently published a new inflation visualisation tool on its website.
EFTA Statistical Office Celebrates 20th Anniversary
The 20th Anniversary of the EFTA Statistical Office represents 20 years of close cooperation between EFTA and the EU. To mark this occasion ESO is publishing a new edition of the EFTA/EU Statistical Cooperation Handbook.
Iceland has the highest inflation rate in the EEA
A recent Eurostat publication on inflation shows that Iceland’s annual inflation rate in September 2011 was the highest in the European Economic Area (EEA) at 5.5%. Switzerland's annual inflation rate in September was the lowest in the EEA at 0.2%, increasing from -0.3% in August.