According to preliminary figures for April 2018, the value of exported goods amounted to ISK 48,000 million fob and the value of imported goods amounted to ISK 61,400 million fob. Thus, there was a deficit of ISK 13,400 million in April 2018, calculated on fob value.
In April 2018 the value of exported goods was 6,700 million higher than in April 2017 or 16% at current exchange rate. There was an increase in all categories but the greatest increase was in industrial and marine products.
The value of imported goods in April was 9,700 million higher than in the same month last year or 19% at current exchange rate. This difference is mostly due to imports of ships and aircraft and fuels. However, it should be borne in mind that these are preliminary figures, so they may change due to regular revision.