Export Statistics

Export statistics

Iceland fishing export in numbers

The total exports of marine products in 2017 were 610,000 tonnes and accounted for 38.1% of the value of exported goods and were worth 1,629 million EUR.

Icelandic marine products were exported to 92 countries in 2017, around 76% of the total were sold to Europe which is the most important market for Icelandic seafood. Frozen products account for 48.9% of the export value of marine exports. The single most valuable fish species for Icelandic seafood exports is cod which accounted for 42% of the export value of marine products in 2017. Further information on exports: Statistics Iceland.

 

Export of marine products 2017

CountryValue in mill. (ISK)Value in %
UK30.60815,5
France22.33211,3
Spain19.1749,7
Norway18.5889,4
USA17.4198,8
Germany10.4165,3
Holland9.3574,7
China8.0414,1
Belgium6.5333,3
Portugal6.4853,3
Japan6.3503,2
Nigeria5.4372,8
Denmark4.9312,5
Lithuania3.9112,0
Other27.44213,9
Total609.677100 %

Export of marine products 2017

CountryVolume
in tonnes
Volume %
Norway122.60220,1
UK61.28810,1
Denmark47.1067,7
Germany35.0135,7
Spain32.1285,3
France31.6965,2
Holland31.6285,2
China31.1535,1
Lithuania24.4514,0
USA22.6093,7
Japan16.6802,7
Ukraine16.2082,7
Nigeria16.9702,8
Belarus14.3642,4
Other105.78117,4
Total197.025100 %


Species - volume

SpeciesVolume in tonnesVolume % 
Cod120.38819,7
Capelin87.37514,3
Mackerel87.37511,9
Herring72.85210,1
Blue whiting51.6668,5
Redfish42.4037,0
Saithe22.4323,7
Haddock14.6262,4
Silver smelt13.0642,1
Shrimps7.8871,3
Greenland halibut6.0851,0
Atlantic wolffish4.6970,8
Other species104.64617,2
Total609.677100 %

Species - value in mill. 

SpeciesValue in mill. (ISK)Value % 
Cod83.70042,5
Capelin18.0909,2
Redfish11.2715,7
Mackerel10.8025,5
Haddock10.4605,3
Herring9.0714,6
Saithe8.7244,4
Shimps7.1523,6
Blue whiting6.5213,3
Greenland halibut4.3082,2
Atlantic wolffish1.9911,0
Lobster1.8130,9
Other species23.12211,7
Total197.025100%