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 2019

CountryValue in mill. (ISK)Value in %
UK43,89116.9
France32,10112.3
USA22,9598.8
Spain216,898.3
Norway16,6856.4
Germany14,3605.5
China13,0335.0
Holland11,6564.5
Portugal10,4064.0
Poland8,7353.4
Nigeria8,5953.3
Belgium7,3782.8
Canada6,1652.4
Denmark5.3162.0
Other37,16914.3
Total260,138100 %

Export of marine products 2019

CountryVolume
in tonnes
Volume %
Norway87,27314.1
UK72,75811.8
Denmark41,4706.7
France38,2156.2
Poland37.3516.0
Germany34.6535.6

China

34.4155.6
Spain30.5894.9
Lithuania27.1084.4
Ukranine25.8514.2
Holland25.3044.1
USA22.8153.7
Nigeria20.1713.1
Portugal17.5412.8
Other102.90816.6
Total618.422100 %


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%