Balance of trade
The value of exported goods from Iceland amounted to over ISK 332,400 million fob and the value of imported goods amounted to almost ISK 338,400 million fob (ISK 360,700 million cif) in the first six months of 2015. Thus there was a trade deficit, calculated on fob value, of ISK 5,900 million as compared with a trade deficit of ISK 9,800 million in the first six months of 2014, at current rates of exchange¹.

Exports
The total value of exports of goods the first six months of 2015 was ISK 61,300 million or 22.6% higher at current rates of exchange than in the same period the year before. Exported manufacturing products contributed to 54.0% of total exported goods and their value was 29.9% higher than in the same period the year before, mainly due to aluminium. Marine products contributed to 42.1% of the total exports and their value 23.2% 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 six months of 2015 was ISK 57,500 million or 20.5% higher at current rates of exchange than in the same period the year before, mainly because of industrial supplies and aircraft.

The value of exports and imports January-June 2015
  Million ISK at current exchange rate Change on prev.
  January- January- year at current
  June June exch. rates, %
  2014 2015 Jan.-June
       
Exports fob, total 271,095.5 332,444.6 22.6
Marine products 113,582.9 139,888.4 23.2
Agricultural products 5,135.9 6,835.9 33.1
Manufacturing products 138,045.9 179,382.2 29.9
Other products 14,330.7 6,338.2 -55.8
       
Imports fob, total 280,895.6 338,357.4 20.5
Food and beverages 26,089.7 32,737.2 25.5
Industrial supplies n.e.s. 79,021.0 101,292.0 28.2
Fuels and lubricants 47,614.2 40,965.7 -14.0
Capital goods (except for transport) 62,514.4 64,926.7 3.9
Transport equipment 31,341.7 59,348.1 89.4
Consumer goods n.e.s. 33,860.6 38,402.1 13.4
Goods n.e.s. 453.9 685.8 51.1
       
Balance of trade -9,800.1 -5,912.8 ·

  
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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