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Scandinavia


Sweden

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Sweden is a Scandinavian nation with thousands of coastal islands and inland lakes, along with vast forests and glaciated mountains. Its principal cities, eastern capital Stockholm and southwestern Gothenburg and Malmö, are all coastal. .

Population: 9.903 million (2016) World Bank

Currency: Swedish krona

Time Zone: UTC +1:00

GDP Per Capita – USD53,248 (2016) – Country comparison to the world : 11

Imports: USD 140 billion (2016) – Country Comparison to the world : 29

Sweden has a developed export-oriented economy aided by timber, hydropower, and iron ore. Gross domestic product was 511 billion USD (2016). The largest Nordic economy has been outpacing most of Europe in recent years, helped by booming domestic demand and rising exports. 

In 2016 Ireland exported €0.873 billion worth of goods to Sweden.

 

Denmark

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Denmark is a Scandinavian country comprising the Jutland Peninsula and numerous islands. It's linked to nearby Sweden via the Öresund bridge.

Population: 5.731 million (2016) World Bank

Currency: Danish krone

Time Zone: UTC +1:00

GDP Per Capita – USD56,335 (2016) – Country comparison to the world : 8

Imports: USD 94.6 billion (2016) – Country Comparison to the world : 35 

This thoroughly modern market economy features high-tech agriculture, up-to-date small-scale and corporate industry, extensive government welfare measures, comfortable living standards, and high dependence on foreign trade. Denmark is a net exporter of food. Gross domestic product was 306 billion USD (2016).

In 2016 Ireland exported €0.680 billion worth of goods to Denmark.

 

 

Norway

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The country has a very high standard of living compared with other European countries, and a strongly integrated welfare system. Norway's modern manufacturing and welfare system rely on a financial reserve produced by exploitation of natural resources particularly North Sea oil.

Population: 5.233 million (2016) World Bank

Currency: Norwegian krone

Time Zone: UTC +1:00

GDP Per Capita – USD73,615 (2016) – Country comparison to the world : 3

Imports: USD 79.9 billion (2016) – Country Comparison to the world : 39 

The economy of Norway is a developed mixed economy with state-ownership in strategic areas. Although sensitive to global business cycles, the economy of Norway has shown robust growth since the start of the industrial era. Key exports are petroleum and petroleum products, machinery and equipment, metals, chemicals, ships, fish  Gross domestic product was 370 billion USD (2016).

In 2016 Ireland exported €0.282 billion worth of goods to Norway.


Finland

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Finland is a sovereign state in Northern Europe. The country has land borders with Sweden to the northwest, Norway to the north, and Russia to the east. To the south is the Gulf of Finland with Estonia on the opposite side. The majority of the population is concentrated in the southern region. Finland is the eighth-largest country in Europe and the most sparsely populated country in the European Union. Over 1.4 million people live in the capital, Helsinki, which produces one third of the country's GDP.

Population: 5.495 million (2016) World Bank

Currency: Euro

Time Zone: UTC +1:00

GDP Per Capita – USD45,693 (2016) – Country comparison to the world : 14

Imports: USD 62.82 billion (2016) – Country Comparison to the world : 45

 Finland has a highly industrialised, mixed economy with a per capita output similar to that of other western European economies such as France, Germany and United Kingdom but slightly lower than Sweden. Gross domestic product was 236.8 billion USD (2016).

In 2016 Ireland exported €0.284 billion worth of goods to Finland.



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