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.
In 2020 the Nordic countries combined, Greenland and Faroe Islands excluded, had just under 8 million hectares arable land, 8 percent of the total arable land in the EU. Over the past ten years the arable land in the region has decreased by 2 percent. Most of the arable land in the Nordic region is used to grow either Cereals to produce grain (including seed) or Plants harvested green. 5 percent of the arable land was fallow in 2020.
The number of registered motor vehicles has increased by 45 percent in the Nordic region in the past 20 years. Passenger cars are the most common type of vehicle, in 2021 they accounted for 86 percent of the 17 million motor vehicles that were registered in the region. Measured in passenger cars per 100 000 inhabitants there are differences between the Nordic countries, the number varies from 10 700 in Greenland to 73 900 in Iceland.

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.