Friday - 3 February 2012
12,000 million ISK surplus of external trade in goods in January 2012 according to preliminary figures
According to preliminary figures for January 2012 the value of exported goods amounted to almost ISK 49,300 million fob and the value of imported goods amounted to ISK 37,200 million fob. Thus, there was a trade surplus of ISK 12,000 million in January 2011, according to the preliminary figures, calculated on fob value.
Due to substantial changes in the HS classification, which took place on January 1, customary tables that show breakdown of commodities cannot be published. The breakdown is based on commodity codes that are linked to the HS, which have not been updated to date.