In April 2019, value of exported goods in BOP* was estimated 51,200 million ISK and value of imported goods was estimated 65,400 million.
The landed catch of Icelandic vessels in May 2019 was 122,166 thousand tonnes which is a 13% decrease from May 2018.
Please note that this press release was corrected 14 June 2019 at 15:00 as dividend payments were underestimated. In the 1st quarter of 2019, the financial balance of the general government (i.e. the central government, the social security funds and the local governments) amounted to 3.4 billion ISK in deficit or 0.5% of quarterly GDP.
The number of tourists coming to Iceland was approximately 111 thousand in May and reduced by 24% compared to with the same month last year when it was 148 thousand.
In the year 2018, the value of exported goods from Iceland amounted to ISK 602,100 million fob and the value of imported goods amounted to ISK 779,600 million fob
Further data validation on May data revealed that in the import on transport equipment a record in the Customs data existed that does not comply with the trade in goods methodology. The preliminary figures for May 2019 are therefore republished