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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 $1,763,947,909 $3,570,897,602
2010 $2,528,540,739 $2,845,850,647
2011 $2,791,816,785 $4,344,010,141
2012 $2,320,258,253 $3,747,675,160
2013 $2,063,797,535 $3,769,264,985
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Norway
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $14,035,789 $92,388,798
02 Veg. Prod. $39,978,730 $54,873
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $748,454 $3,028,693
04 Food Prod. $8,173,911 $7,517,285
05 Mineral Prod. $561,603 $3,312,708,816
06 Chemical Prod. $20,279,814 $45,856,160
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $4,813,269 $10,187,742
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $490,309 $44,470
09 Wood Prod. $372,288 $878,771
10 Paper Prod. $9,201,520 $4,349,058
11 Textiles Prod. $5,163,573 $3,747,142
12 Dress Access. $730,882 $23,484
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $502,372 $1,068,561
14 Precious Metals/stones $12,309 $3,801,162
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,761,798,237 $99,359,108
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $117,155,650 $72,375,433
17 Vehicles and Equip. $22,419,300 $40,490,962
18 Specialized Inst. $22,860,725 $37,007,339
19 Arms & Ammunition $947,060 $14,331,936
20 Misc. Articles $1,538,043 $16,450,845
21 Antiques $25,183,796 $372,121

Capital: Oslo
Population (million): 5.096
Total Area: 386,890km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 5.7 Kroner (NOK)(2013)
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) 526.29 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 103268.71 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 0.76 2.01
Inflation: (%) 2.13 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 3.5 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $2,063,797,535
Canadian imports from country: $3,769,264,985
FDI in Canada: $2348 million (2012)
CDI in Norway: $3289 million (2012)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Mona Elisabeth Brøther

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador David Sproule


April 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-21