Friday - 4 January 2008
External trade January-November 2007
Balance of trade
The value of exported goods from Iceland amounted to ISK 269,300 million fob and the value of imported goods amounted to ISK 353,400 million fob (ISK 382,800 million cif) January-November 2007. Thus there was a trade deficit, calculated on fob value, of 84,100 million as compared with a trade deficit of ISK 135,400 million in January-November 2006, at fixed rates of exchange¹.
The total value of exports of goods January-November 2007 was ISK 50,000 million or 22.9% higher at constant rates of exchange than the same period the year before.
The total value of imports of goods January-November 2007 showed decrease of ISK 1,000 million fob or 0.3% lower than in the same period last year, at fixed rates of exchange.
|Balance of trade in November 2007|
|Change on previous year at constant exchange rates, % January-November|
|Million ISK at fixed exchange rate|
|Exports fob, total||19,727||30,941||219,042||269,310||22.9|
|Imports fob, total||35,220||33,447||354,439||353,426||-0.3|
|Balance of trade||-15,493||-2,506||-135,397||-84,116||.|
|The value of exports and imports November 2006 and 2007|
|Change on previous year at constant exchange rates 1) % January-November|
|Million ISK at current exchange rate|
|Exports fob, total||222,603.7||269,310.0||22.9|
|Imports fob, total||360,201.9||353,426.1||-0.3|
|Food and beverages||20,865.6||23,436.4||14.1|
|Industrial supplies n.e.s.||88,969.5||88,305.6||0.9|
|Fuels and lubricants||33,041.2||33,238.4||2.2|
|Capital goods (except for transport)||88,582.7||78,986.6||-9.4|
|Consumer goods n.e.s.||51,314.3||56,989.4||12.9|
|Balance of trade||-137,598.2||-84,116.1||·|
¹ Based on trade-weighted index of average foreign currency prices in terms of ISK, change on previous year -1.6%. In November 2007, foreign currency prices were 2.3% lower than in November 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.