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Norway

Official Title:
Kingdom of Norway


General Information

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.
5-year trade
Canada - Norway
Year Exports Imports
2010 $2,528,540,739 $2,845,850,647
2011 $2,791,816,785 $4,344,182,307
2012 $2,320,267,365 $3,747,768,059
2013 $2,059,336,203 $3,791,051,319
2014 $2,238,495,255 $2,012,650,518
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Norway
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $11,889,863 $126,406,064
02 Veg. Prod. $57,436,546 $34,833
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $841,959 $4,375,949
04 Food Prod. $10,299,657 $8,596,620
05 Mineral Prod. $125,372,102 $1,494,777,549
06 Chemical Prod. $13,362,841 $48,629,653
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $6,598,127 $13,421,815
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $306,871 $68,200
09 Wood Prod. $882,561 $1,933,288
10 Paper Prod. $3,042,004 $5,248,472
11 Textiles Prod. $4,938,741 $5,780,232
12 Dress Access. $1,000,499 $28,079
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $489,928 $710,600
14 Precious Metals/stones $17,330 $21,504,421
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,811,314,503 $121,532,601
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $115,410,872 $93,643,030
17 Vehicles and Equip. $28,519,327 $6,731,037
18 Specialized Inst. $38,832,593 $32,425,736
19 Arms & Ammunition $5,362,794 $10,321,602
20 Misc. Articles $1,511,687 $13,183,537
21 Antiques $82,132 $570,353

Capital: Oslo
Population (million): 5.156
Total Area: 386,890km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 5.7 Kroner (NOK)(2014)
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 election, September 2017.


Economic Information (2014)

Comparative figures
Type Norway Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 552.5 1975.58
GDP per capita: ($) 107147.89 55662.75
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.24 2.53
Inflation: (%) 2.02 1.9
Unemployment: (%) 3.53 6.92

Trade and Investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $2,238,495,255
Canadian imports from country: $2,012,650,518
FDI in Canada: $4259 million
CDI in Norway: $3156 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Mona Brøther

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Artur Wilczynzki


June 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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