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Top Iceland Imports from the World
In 2016, Iceland bought US$5.7 billion worth of imported products up by 19.5% since 2012 and up by 7.8% from 2015 to 2016.
 Top 10 Icelandic Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Iceland amounted to
$572.7 million or 10% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $171.8 million
  2. Machinery: $101.2 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $36.5 million
  4. Iron or steel products: $31.8 million
  5. Plastics: $25.1 million
  6. Medical, technical equipment: $19.8 million
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $14.8 million
  8. Wood: $12.1 million
  9. Mineral fuels including oil: $11.2 million
10. Furniture, lighting, signs: $10.5 million
Top 10 Icelandic Imports from America

America's exports to Iceland amounted to
$571.2 million or 10% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $123 million
  2. Inorganic chemicals: $93.9 million
  3. Aircraft, spacecraft: $62.5 million
  4. Machinery: $49.8 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $33.8 million
  6. Other chemical goods: $33.2 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $25.5 million
  8. Vehicles: $22.1 million
  9. Other food preparations: $14.2 million
10. Plastics: $11.5 million
Top 10 Icelandic Imports from Norway

Norway's exports to Iceland amounted to
$512.9 million or 9% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $228.7 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $118.6 million
  3. Ships, boats: $39.4 million
  4. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $13.5 million
  5. Fish: $13.2 million
  6. Food waste, animal fodder: $13 million
  7. Machinery: $12 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $7.5 million
  9. Other animal-origin products: $5.8 million
10. Vehicles: $5.6 
Top 10 Icelandic Imports from Netherlands

Dutch exports to Iceland amounted to
$427.8 million or 7.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $155.2 million
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $44.3 million
  3. Machinery: $35.1 million
  4. Vehicles: $23.2 million
  5. Other chemical goods: $18.9 million
  6. Plastics: $12.3 million
  7. Pharmaceuticals: $9 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $8 million
  9. Food waste, animal fodder: $7.5 million
10. Vegetables: $7.3 million
Top 10 Icelandic Imports from China

China's exports to Iceland amounted to
$419.9 million or 7.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Electronic equipment: $106.1 million
  2. Machinery: $86.7 million
  3. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $27.3 million
  4. Furniture, lighting, signs: $27.3 million
  5. Knit or crochet clothing: $18.2 million
  6. Inorganic chemicals: $16.3 million
  7. Toys, games: $15.2 million
  8. Iron or steel products: $11.2 million
  9. Plastics: $10.3 million
10. Footwear: $9.4 million
Top 10 Icelandic Imports from Denmark

Denmark's exports to Iceland amounted to
$349.5 million or 6.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $57 million
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $39.9 million
  3. Machinery: $31.7 million
  4. Furniture, lighting, signs: $16.8 million
  5. Plastics: $16.8 million
  6. Iron or steel products: $13.7 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $12.5 million
  8. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $10.4 million
  9. Paper: $9.5 million
10. Medical, technical equipment: $8.7 million
Top 10 Icelandic Imports from the UK

United Kingdom's exports to Iceland amounted to
$338.5 million or 5.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $50.1 million
  2. Machinery: $41.2 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $31.9 million
  4. Mineral fuels including oil: $28.5 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $15.8 million
  6. Aircraft, spacecraft: $14.4 million
  7. Plastics: $11.3 million
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $10.2 million
  9. Cereal, milk preparations:$9.9 million
10. Aluminum: $8.8 million
Top 10 Icelandic Imports from Sweden

Sweden's exports to Iceland amounted to
$221.5 million or 3.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $35.9 million
  2. Machinery: $25.6 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $19.7 million
  4. Mineral fuels including oil: $12.1 million
  5. Paper: $11.6 million
  6. Pharmaceuticals: $11 million
  7. Inorganic chemicals: $10.2 million
  8. Plastics: $8.5 million
  9. Furniture, lighting, signs: $7.2 million
10. Medical, technical equipment: $6.5 million
Top 10 Icelandic Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Iceland amounted to
$176.4 million or 3.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Aluminum: $41.1 million
  2. Machinery: $34.2 million
  3. Furniture, lighting, signs: $10.9 million
  4. Vehicles: $9.5 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $8.5 million
  6. Iron or steel products: $7.4 million
  7. Beverages: $7 million
  8. Plastics: $4.5 million
  9. Ceramic products: $4.1 million
10. Inorganic chemicals: $3.1 million
Top 10 Icelandic Imports from France

France's exports to Iceland amounted to
$161 million or 2.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $46.4 million
  2. Machinery: $20.2 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $15.1 million
  4. Perfumes, cosmetics: $8.8 million
  5. Mineral fuels including oil: $8.2 million
  6. Plastics: $5.6 million
  7. Beverages: $5.5 million
  8. Rubber: $5 million
  9. Medical, technical equipment: $4 million
10. Pharmaceuticals: $3.6 million
Top 10 Icelandic Imports from Australia

Australia's exports to Iceland amounted to
$118.5 million or 2.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Inorganic chemicals: $115.2 million
  2. Beverages: $829,000
  3. Machinery: $571,000
  4. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $276,000
  5. Electronic equipment: $229,000
  6. Perfumes, cosmetics: $226,000
  7. Vehicles: $186,000
  8. Medical, technical equipment: $181,000
  9. Rubber: $113,000
10. Coated textile fabric: $
Fastest-Growing Iceland Imports 2016
Research Note: 
Import numbers rarely match the source exporters’ stats. Reasons for import-export statistical discrepancies include re-exports, time lags, misallocations, distinct trade reporting systems, different quantity measurements and country confidentiality rules. Also, transportation and insurance costs are sometimes added to import totals.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis