The value of exported goods from Iceland in January 2013 amounted to ISK 55,700 million fob and the value of imported goods amounted to ISK 44,200 million fob (ISK 48,300 million cif). Thus there was a trade surplus, calculated on fob value, of 11,600 million as compared with a trade surplus of 0,500 million in January 2012, at current rates of exchange.¹
|The value of exports and imports January 2012-January 2013|
|Million ISK at current exchange rate||Change on prev.|
|January-||January-||year at current|
|January||January||exch. rates, %|
|Exports fob, total||47,288.0||55,741.1||17.9|
|Imports fob, total||46,791.0||44,187.6||-5.6|
|Food and beverages||3,477.7||3,837.6||10.3|
|Industrial supplies n.e.s.||11,843.6||13,799.8||16.5|
|Fuels and lubricants||5,772.8||7,046.0||22.1|
|Capital goods (except for transport)||8,939.8||11,802.8||32.0|
|Consumer goods n.e.s.||4,804.7||5,345.9||11.3|
|Balance of trade||497.0||11,553.5||.|
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.