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

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 2013

  • GDP ($ billions): 1,211.9
  • GDP per capita (C$): 90,301
  • 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)
 2013
Canada’s merchandise exports to EFTA$3,864.3
Canada’s merchandise imports from EFTA$7,781.4
Canadian investment in EFTA$9,972
EFTA investment in Canada$22,265