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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
2009 $2,528,540,739 $2,845,850,647
2010 $2,791,816,785 $4,344,182,307
2011 $2,320,267,365 $3,747,768,059
2012 $2,059,336,203 $3,791,051,319
2013 $2,238,491,111 $2,012,922,708
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Norway
Chapter 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 $4,374,633
04 Food Prod. $10,299,657 $8,596,588
05 Mineral Prod. $125,372,102 $1,494,777,525
06 Chemical Prod. $13,362,841 $48,629,653
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $6,598,127 $13,413,705
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $306,871 $68,200
09 Wood Prod. $882,561 $1,933,288
10 Paper Prod. $3,042,004 $5,248,248
11 Textiles Prod. $4,938,741 $5,780,232
12 Dress Access. $1,000,499 $28,079
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $489,928 $710,570
14 Precious Metals/stones $17,330 $21,504,305
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,811,314,503 $121,528,578
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $115,408,217 $93,991,887
17 Vehicles and Equip. $28,521,816 $6,727,768
18 Specialized Inst. $38,828,115 $32,443,490
19 Arms & Ammunition $5,362,794 $10,321,602
20 Misc. Articles $1,511,687 $13,182,844
21 Antiques $82,632 $570,353

Capital: Oslo
Population (million): 5.096
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 (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Norway Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 527.91 1881.42
GDP per capita: ($) 103587.77 53593.83
GDP growth rate: (%) 0.65 2.02
Inflation: (%) 2.13 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 3.5 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $2,238,491,111
Canadian imports from country: $2,012,922,708
FDI in Canada: $3605 million
CDI in Norway: $3059 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Mona Brøther

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador-designate Artur Wilczynzki


February 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2010-02-21