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Iceland's exports to the world in 2022 are valued at USD 7.41 billion. The total value of Iceland's exports is 23.9% higher than in 2021, when they were valued at $6 billion.



Most Valuable International Customers For Icelandic Exports

The latest country-specific data shows that Icelandic exports are mainly purchased by importers from the Netherlands (37.4% of Iceland's global total), the UK (9%), the US (7.7%), Germany (6.5%), France (6.4%), Norway (5.4%), Spain (4.3%), Denmark (2.5%), Japan (2.2%), Mainland China (2.1%), Poland (1.9%) and Canada (1.8%).



Iceland's Top 10 Exports

1. Aluminum: $3.1 billion (41.5% of total exports)

2. Fish: $2.3 billion (31.4%)

3. Iron and steel: US$367 million (5%)

4. Food industry waste, animal feed: $288.7 million (3.9%)

5. Animal and vegetable fats, oils, waxes: $230.6 million (3.1%)

6. Optical, technical, medical equipment: $185.9 million (2.5%)

7. Fossil fuels, including oil: $168.0 million (2.3%)

8. Meat/seafood products: $112.7 million (1.5%)

9. Inorganic chemicals: $111.8 million (1.5%)

10. Machinery including computers: $89.8 million (1.2%)


Iceland's top 10 exports are concentrated and account for 93.9% of its total global shipments.


Mineral fuels, including petroleum, were the fastest growing of the top 10 export categories, up 144.7% since 2021. The second highest improvement in export sales was in animal and vegetable fats, oils and waxes, up 110.5%. Icelandic shipments of food industry waste and animal feed ranked third in terms of increase, up 108.5% year-on-year.


The only decline in Iceland's top ten export categories was machinery, including computers, which fell by -23.3%.


At the more granular four-digit HS code level, Iceland's most valuable exports in 2022 are unwrought aluminum (35.9%), fish and other fillets (15.6%), whole fresh fish (6.3%), whole frozen fish (4.9%), ferro-ferro-alloys (4.6%), all kinds of dried, salted, or smoked fish (4.2%), inedible meat powders (3.8%), aluminum wire (3.5%), fish or marine mammal fats and oils (3 %), followed by processed petroleum (2.3 %).





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