Factsheet : Norway

Official Title:
Kingdom of Norway


General Information

Capital: Oslo
Population (million): 5.26
Total Area: 386,890km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 6.33408 Kroner (NOK) (2016- Annual average)
National Holiday: May 17, Constitution Day
Language(s): Norwegian


Political Information

Type of State:
Constitutional Monarchy

Type of Government:
Parliamentary democracy. Unicameral with a 169-seat Parliament (Stortinget). Prime Minister and State Council (cabinet) appointed by the monarch with the approval of the Parliament. Administrative divisions: 19 counties and 428 municipalities. Governing party: coalition � Conservative Party (H) and Progress Party (FrP). Monarchy is hereditary.

Head of State:
King Harald V (Accession 1991)

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H)

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Børge Brende (H)
Finance: Siv Jensen (FrP)
Trade & Industry: Monica Mæland (H)

Main Political Parties:
Labour Party (A), Conservative Party (H), Progress Party(FrP), Socialist Left Party (SV), Christian Democratic Party (KrF), Center Party (Sp), Liberal Party (V), Green Party (MDG). Parliament: A (55), H (48) FrP (29), KrF (10), Sp (10), V (9), SV (7), MDG (1)

Elections:
Members of parliament (4 year term): next in September 2017.


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Norway Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 490.93 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 93,285.73 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 1.02 1.43
Inflation: (%) 3.55 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 4.76 7

Product Trade and Investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $1,520,467,062
Canadian imports from country: $1,583,164,387
FDI in Canada: $3,888 million
CDI in Norway: $1,564 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Anne Kari Hansen Ovind

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Artur Wilczynzki


May 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Norway
Year Exports Imports
2012 $2,320,267,365 $3,747,768,059
2013 $2,059,336,203 $3,796,238,405
2014 $2,238,782,534 $2,011,471,519
2015 $1,868,437,461 $1,697,741,588
2016 $1,520,467,062 $1,583,164,387
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Norway
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $9,434,273 $114,803,218
02 Veg. Prod. $99,240,423 $170,276
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $620,674 $1,888,696
04 Food Prod. $11,588,049 $18,879,549
05 Mineral Prod. $16,839,364 $1,016,868,768
06 Chemical Prod. $7,429,280 $50,244,076
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $8,322,503 $12,931,208
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $291,793 $85,750
09 Wood Prod. $1,431,271 $4,530,606
10 Paper Prod. $640,635 $4,681,374
11 Textiles Prod. $5,413,389 $3,213,611
12 Dress Access. $989,492 $37,848
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $783,867 $927,408
14 Precious Metals/stones $70,068 $6,113,366
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,142,801,412 $96,078,577
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $111,370,166 $155,942,868
17 Vehicles and Equip. $60,765,705 $31,989,565
18 Specialized Inst. $29,225,896 $35,144,236
19 Arms & Ammunition $1,574,533 $9,316,149
20 Misc. Articles $2,427,967 $14,576,504
21 Antiques $202,500 $375,440