Thursday - 31 May 2007
External trade January-April 2007
Balance of trade
The value of exported goods from Iceland amounted to ISK 99,400 million fob and the value of imported goods amounted to ISK 119,300 million fob (ISK 129,700 million cif) January-April 2007. Thus there was a trade deficit, calculated on fob value, of 20,000 million as compared with a trade deficit of 46,600 million in January-April 2006, at fixed rates of exchange¹.
The total value of exports of goods January-April 2007 was ISK 22,900 million or 30.0% higher at constant rates of exchange than the same period the year before.
The total value of imports of goods January-April 2007 showed decrease of ISK 3,700 million fob or 3.0% lower than in the same period last year, at fixed rates of exchange.
|Balance of trade in April 2007|
|Change on previous year at constant exchange rates, % January-April|
|Million ISK at fixed exchange rate|
|Exports fob, total||18,079||18,956||76,414||99,354||30.0|
|Imports fob, total||28,313||30,266||122,998||119,337||-3.0|
|Balance of trade||-10,234||-11,310||-46,584||-19,983||·|
|The value of exports and imports April 2006 and 2007|
|Change on previous year at constant exchange rates 1) % January-April|
|Million ISK at current exchange rate|
|Exports fob, total||70,707.8||99,354.0||30.0|
|Imports fob, total||113,813.2||119,337.3||-3.0|
|Food and beverages||6,308.0||7,644.4||12.1|
|Industrial supplies n.e.s.||29,285.1||34,345.9||8.5|
|Fuels and lubricants||7,794.3||9,837.7||16.8|
|Capital goods (except for transport)||28,236.5||30,605.1||0.3|
|Consumer goods n.e.s.||16,084.3||19,124.2||10.0|
|Balance of trade||-43,105.4||-19,983.4||·|
¹ Based on trade-weighted index of average foreign currency prices in terms of ISK, change on previous year 8.1%. In April 2007, the change was 5.2% lower than in April 2006.
Monthly figures of external trade for current year are revised together with the release of figures for new months. Annual figures are published approximately 7 weeks after the end of the reference year, in February each year. The figures are considered as final at that point of time.