Thus there was a trade surplus, calculated on fob value, of EUR 317 million as compared with a trade surplus of EUR 395 million in January-October 2012, at current rates of exchange.
The total value of exports of goods the first ten months of 2013 was EUR 148 million or 4.5% lower at current rates of exchange than in the same period the year before. Exported manufacturing products were 51.4% of total exported goods and their value was 5.3% less than in the same period the year before. Marine products were 44.5% of the total exports and their value 1.0% lower than the same period the year before. The decrease in the exports of manufacturing products and marine products is partly because of lower price of the products.
The total value of imports of goods the first ten months of 2013 was EUR 69 million or 2.4% lower at current rates of exchange than in the same period the year before, mainly because of decreased imports of ships and aircrafts. Also there was a decrease in the imports of oil. However, the imports of capital goods along with food and beverages and other consumer goods increased.
Source: Statistics Iceland