RAPID REPORTS Population and social conditions. POPULATION AS AT 1 JANUARY 1992: EUROPEAN COMMUNITY - 346 MILLION EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA - 379 MILLION.
According to Eurostat estimates based on the latest available figures, the European Community had a population of 346 million as at 1 January 1992. Eurostat now presents the corresponding figures for the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) for the first time. The signing of the European Economic Area (EEA) Treaty in Oporto on 2 May 1992 ratified the creation of a market offering free movement of people, capital and goods. The 33 million inhabitants of the seven EFTA member countries, i.e. Austria (A), Finland (SF), Iceland (IS), Liechtenstein (FL), Norway (N), Sweden (S) and Switzerland (CH), bring the population of the EEA to more than 379 million.