Svalbard


Svalbard Country Report: GDP data and GDP forecasts; economic, financial and trade information; the best banks in Svalbard; country and population overview

DATA ON GDP AND ECONOMIC INFORMATION
Central bank N/A
International Reserves N/A
Gross Domestic Product - GDP N/A
GDP (Purchasing Power Parity) N/A
Real GDP growth
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2009 2010 2011 2012*
N/A N/A N/A N/A

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices N/A
GDP per capita - PPP N/A
GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2015**
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

**Forecast

GDP - composition by sector
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • N/A
  • (Data released on February 2012)

Gross domestic expenditure on R&D (% of GDP) N/A

(Data released on March 2012)

Inflation
2009 2010 2011 2012*
N/A(2008) N/A N/A N/A

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2009 2010 2011 2012*
N/A N/A N/A(2009) N/A

*Estimate

Household saving rates N/A

(Data released on December 2011)

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012*
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011* 2012**
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

*Estimate    **Forecast

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: N/A

Moody's rating: N/A

Moody's outlook: N/A

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Dec 2011 and Nov 2012)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A N/A
Largest companies in Svalbard N/A
DATA ON TRADE AND COMPETITIVENESS
Current account balance N/A(After 2008)
Current account balance by percentage of GDP N/A(2009)
Exports as percent of GDP

(Exports of goods and services)

N/A

(Data released on April 2012)

Shares in world total merchandising export N/A(2007)

(Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Shares in world total commercial services export N/A(2007)

(Data were released in 2012)

Total exports N/A
Export commodities N/A
Total imports N/A
Import commodities N/A
Exports - major partners N/A
Imports - major partners N/A
FDI inflows
2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A(2009) N/A(2009)
FDI outflows
2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A N/A
Value of cross-border M&A, by country of purchaser
2008 2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A(2009) N/A(2009) N/A
Cross-border M&A deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2010

(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A click here )

Cross-border M&A deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2011

(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A(2008 estimate)

(for a monthly update on M&A click here )

Best countries for doing business

World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project

(Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 185. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.)

Overall ranking: N/A(2009) (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: N/A(2009)

Enforcing Contracts: N/A

Registering Property: N/A

Getting credit: N/A

Protecting investors: N/A

Trading across border: N/A

Paying Taxes: N/A

Dealing with Construction Permits: N/A

Getting Electricity: N/A

Resolving Insolvency: N/A

(2013)

Global competitiveness ranking
(ranking by country on a basis of 144, the first is the best)
N/A

(2012)

Index of Economic Freedom

WSJ and Heritage Foundation

N/A (2009)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

COUNTRY AND POPULATION OVERVIEW
Time zone UTC+1
Total area 62,422 km2 (2006)
Capital Longyearbyen (2009)
Currency Norwegian kroner (NOK) (2009)
Government type NA (2009)
Languages Norwegian, Russian
Religions N/A
Total population
1980 1990 2000 2012* 2017**
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

*Estimate    **Forecast

Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2011
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Population median age N/A
Population growth rate N/A
Life expectancy N/A
Adult literacy N/A
% of population living on less than $2 a day N/A
Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

N/A

(Data were released in 2011, 0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

N/A

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Total telephone subscribers as % of population

N/A

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population N/A
Cost of living - Mercer index

(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

N/A

CO2 emissions
(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

N/A

GLOBAL FINANCE RANKINGS AND AWARDS
ARTICLES AND COUNTRIES REPORTS FROM GLOBAL FINANCE ARCHIVE