In 2013 the goods exported from Iceland amounted to 610,700 million ISK and goods imported into Iceland for 541,400 million ISK fob, 583,500 million ISK cif. Thus there was a trade surplus of trade in goods, calculated on fob value, of 69,300 million ISK, whereas the trade surplus in 2012 was 77,300 million ISK. Exports of goods decreased by 3.5% at current prices1 and imports of goods decreased by 2.6%. Manufacturing products constituted 50.6% of all exports of goods and marine products 44.6% of all exports but the largest import of goods categories were industrial supplies, 29.8% of total, and capital goods with 23% of total. Largest trading countries were the Netherlands in exports of goods and Norway in imports of goods and EEA was the most important market area for both exports of goods and imports of goods.
Statistics Iceland will not be publishing a separate issue of Statistical Bulletin showing the detailed results for the year 2013, as a part of Statistics Iceland‘s current policy to lower expenditures.
¹Statistics 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.