The value of exported goods from Iceland during the month of October totaled ISK 63.3 billion (USD 503 million, EUR 387 million) and imports ISK 48 billion (USD 383 million, EUR 293 million).
A cargo ship docked in Iceland. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
The trade surplus therefore amounted to ISK 15.2 billion (USD 120 million, EUR 92.9 million) compared to ISK 8.3 billion (USD 66 million, EUR 50 million) in October 2011, according to the latest data from Statistics Iceland.
Marine products, mainly fresh fish, and aluminum products made up the majority of exported goods.
The value of exported marine goods during the first ten months of this year totaled ISK 230 billion (USD 1.8 billion, EUR 1.4 billion).
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