Fact Sheet: European Free Trade Association (EFTA) (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Norway) - Canada's Priority Market

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Fast Facts

  • Capitals: Reykjavik (Iceland); Vaduz, (Liechtenstein); Berne (Switzerland); Oslo (Norway)
  • Population (millions): 13.4
  • Total area: 1,220,190 km2
  • Currencies: Swiss franc, Krona, Kroner
  • Language(s): Alemannic, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Romansch

Economic Facts 2012

  • GDP ($ billions): Not available
  • GDP per capita (C$): Not available
  • GDP growth (%): Not available
  • Inflation (%): Not available
  • Unemployment (%): Not available

Key Opportunities

  • Agriculture
  • Information and communications technologies
  • Life sciences
  • Ocean industries
  • Oil and gas
  • Sustainable technologies
Trade and Investment
Value (in millions of dollars)
 20122007
Canada’s merchandise exports to EFTA$3,240.9$5,493.3
Canada’s merchandise imports from EFTA$7,378.9$10,005.5
Canadian investment in EFTANot availableNot available
EFTA investment in CanadaNot availableNot available