Export Statistics

Export statistics

Iceland fishing export in numbers

The total exports of marine products in 2018 were 670,775 tonnes and accounted for 40% of the value of exported goods and were worth 1,878 million EUR.

Icelandic marine products were exported to 95 countries in 2018, around 80% of the total were sold to Europe which is the most important market for Icelandic seafood. Frozen products account for 46.5% 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 2018. Further information on exports: Statistics Iceland.

 

Export of marine products 2018

CountryValue in mill. (ISK)Value in %
UK36.79015,3
France27.07311,3
Spain23.1949,7
Norway21.6199,0
USA20.9868,8
Germany13.2425,5
China12.6235,3
Holland10.0684,2
Portugal8.9693,7
Japan8.8323,7
Belgium6.9782,9
Nigeria5.7832,8
Denmark6.1122,5
Poland4.9872,1
Other31.56013,2
Total239.815100 %

Export of marine products 2018

CountryVolume
in tonnes
Volume %
Norway125.58118,7
UK73.35910,9
Denmark49.6207,4
Germany43.2946,5
China41.1006,1
France37.0325,5
Spain36.2165,4
Holland28.7014,3
USA26.20193,9
Japan24.3283,6
Lithuania23.1743,5
Ukraine20.4213,0
Poland19.3352,9
Nigeria18.9382,8
Other103.45715,4
Total670.775100 %


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%