After having dropped substantially in 2020, the rate of adult participation in education and training is back to pre-pandemic levels. In 2021, 28.0% of people aged 25-64 years and living in one of the five Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden) participated in education and training during the weeks prior to answering the survey. In the EU the corresponding number was 10.8%.
In 2020, the Nordic countries produced 280 million tonnes oil equivalent of energy [1]. This corresponds to almost half of the primary production in the EU, 48 percent. Of the Nordic primary production, 75 percent came from Norway. Four out of five Nordic countries were net importers of energy in 2020, with dependency rates between 12 and 45 percent. The exception, Norway, exported 6 times the country’s consumption.
Today at World Statistics Day we also celebrate and launch the Nordic Statistics database in a new setting. Each topic in the database is defined and presented with user friendly graphs and maps. Please take a tour.

The Nordic Statistics database

Nordic Statistics is a collection of comparative Nordic statistics which has existed and been funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers since the mid-1960s. The Nordic Statistics database contains about two hundred matrices. 

The data is gathered from the Nordic Statistical Institutes (NSIs), the Nomesco-Nososco committees, other Nordic statistics producers as well as international sources such as Eurostat, OECD and the UN. For more details read here.