Balance of trade
The value of exported goods from Iceland amounted to almost ISK 432,300 million fob and the value of imported goods amounted to over ISK 440,600 million fob (ISK 470,300 million cif) in the first eight months of 2015. Thus there was a trade deficit, calculated on fob value, of almost ISK 8,400 million as compared with a trade deficit of ISK 5,300 million in the first eight months of 2014, at current rates of exchange¹.

Exports
The total value of exports of goods the first eight months of 2015 was ISK 57,900 million or 15.5% higher at current rates of exchange than in the same period the year before. Exported manufacturing products contributed to 54.1% of total exported goods and their value was 21.5% higher than in the same period the year before, mainly due to aluminium. Marine products contributed to 41.4% of the total exports and their value was 15.3% higher than in the same period the year before, mainly because of fish meal.

Imports
The total value of imports of goods in the first eight months of 2015 was ISK 61,000 million or 16.1% higher at current rates of exchange than in the same period the year before, mainly because of industrial supplies and aircraft. However, the imports of fuels decreased.

The value of exports and imports January-August 2015
  Million ISK at current exchange rate Change on prev.
  January- January- year at current
  August August exch. rates, %
  2014 2015 Jan.-August
       
Exports fob, total 374,375.7 432,280.6 15.5
Marine products 155,079.2 178,855.6 15.3
Agricultural products 6,570.9 8,564.9 30.3
Manufacturing products 192,547.1 233,991.8 21.5
Other products 20,178.4 10,868.2 -46.1
       
Imports fob, total 379,686.2 440,642.1 16.1
Food and beverages 36,165.9 45,037.1 24.5
Industrial supplies n.e.s. 104,412.6 129,580.6 24.1
Fuels and lubricants 64,924.0 57,077.8 -12.1
Capital goods (except for transport) 82,697.5 88,054.2 6.5
Transport equipment 45,152.3 68,565.5 51.9
Consumer goods n.e.s. 45,698.2 51,213.7 12.1
Goods n.e.s. 635.8 1,113.2 75.1
       
Balance of trade -5,310.5 -8,361.6 ·

  
¹ Statistics Iceland does no longer publish trade in goods at constant exchange rates. On Statistics Iceland website is available table of the breakdown of trade in goods by currencies.

Monthly figures of external trade for current year are revised together with the release of figures for new months. Annual figures are published in the first half of the year after the end of the reference year. The figures are considered as final at that point of time.

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