Total export of trade in goods and services is estimated 124,400 million ISK in October and total import of trade in goods and services is estimated 112,000 million ISK. The surplus of balance of trade in goods and services is estimated 12,400 million ISK.
The total turnover of enterprises in activities that are subject to VAT, excluding the pharmaceutical industry, amounted to 4,491 billion ISK in the twelve month period of November 2017 to October 2018, which is an increase of 8.5% compared with the preceding twelve months. The turnover in September to October 2018 was 788 billion ISK, an increase of 6.2% compared with the same period in 2017.
During the 12-month period from November 2017 to October 2018, the average total number of employers in Iceland was 18,230 and the average number of employees was 193,600.
According to preliminary statistics the total catch of Icelandic vessels was 1,259 thousand tonnes in 2018, which is a 82 thousand tonnes increase from 2017.
The value of catch from Icelandic vessels in September 2018 was 10.9 billion ISK, 2.2% less than in September 2017.
According to preliminary figures for December 2018, the value of exported goods amounted to ISK 54,500 million fob and the value of imported goods amounted to ISK 65,200 million fob.