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Horse export decreases

Exports of Icelandic horses decreased by roughly 10 percent in 2006. This is the second year in a row that horse exports from Iceland have decreased.

According to information from the Farmers Association of Iceland, 1,360 horses were exported from Iceland in 2006, 1,501 in 2005 and 1,578 in 2004. Fréttabladid reports.

Export of Icelandic horses to Norway decreased the most, from 134 to 85. Fewer horses were also sold the US in 2006 than in 2005.

Horse exports to Denmark and the UK, however, increased year on year, and Icelandic horses were sold to New Zealand for the first time this year.

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