At a Glance


Norway's total geographic area, including the Arctic island territories of Svalbard and Jan Mayen, is 148,726 square miles (385,199 square kilometers). The country is home to 4,888,000 people (2010 estimate), including a workforce of 2.6 million people (2009 estimate). Technicians and associate professionals comprise 25.3% of the workforce and service workers and market sales workers 23.7%, followed by professionals (13%), craft and related trades workers (10.7%), plant and machine operators and assemblers (7 percent), clerks (6.8%), legislators, senior officials, and managers (6%), and agricultural, forestry and fishery workers (2.4%).

Financial Facts

  • Estimated GDP (2010) of US$255.3 billion or US$54,600 per capita
  • GDP grew .4% from 2009-2010
  • Services account for 57.8% of GDP
  • Industry generates 40.1% of GDP. Leading industries include petroleum and gas, food processing, shipbuilding, pulp and paper products, aluminum, ferroalloys, iron and steel, nickel, zinc, nitrogen, fertilizers, petrochemicals, hydroelectric power, refinery products, timber, mining, textiles, fishing, transport equipment, and electronics
  • Agriculture generates 2.1% of GDP