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The surplus of balance of trade in goods was 75bn ISK in 2012

Statistics Iceland announced on its website today that the surplus of balance of trade in goods was 75,500 million ISK in January-December 2012, or around 440 million EUR at todays exchange rate.

Balance of trade

The value of exported goods from Iceland amounted to ISK 631,600 million fob and the value of imported goods amounted to ISK 556,100 million fob (ISK 598,000 million cif) January-December 2012. Thus there was a trade surplus, calculated on fob value, of 75,500 million as compared with a trade surplus of ISK 99,400 million in January-December 2011, at fixed rates of exchange.

Exports

The total value of exports of goods January-December 2012 was ISK 3,100 million or 0.5% lower at constant rates of exchange than in the same period the year before. Exported manufacturing products were 52.4% of total exported goods and their value was 3.7% less than in the same period the year before. Marine products were 42.5% of the total exports and their value 4.3% higher than the same period the year before. Most increase occurred in the value of export of marine products, mainly fresh fish. On the other hand there was a decrease in the value of exported manufacturing products, mainly aluminium and aluminium products.

Imports

The total value of imports of goods January-December 2012 was ISK 20,800 million or 3.9% higher at constant rates of exchange than in the same period the year before. The largest increase was in transport equipments. On the other hand there was a decrease in the import of industrial supplies.

 

More information: Statice.is

 

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