Iceland Imports 732 Million ISK in Israeli Goods Each Year - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Iceland Imports 732 Million ISK in Israeli Goods Each Year

Published June 4, 2010

In light of a possible trade embargo with Israel, research done on just what kind of trade Iceland engages in with the country brought to light that Iceland imports some 732 million ISK in Israeli goods every year.
According to data from Statistics Iceland, the largest category of imported goods from Israel are basic industrial products, such as chemicals, plastics, and sanitary products. After this, Iceland imports furniture and scientific instruments from Israel, followed by machine and vehicle parts. In all, these imports total 732 million ISK each year.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Össur Skarphéðinsson said that a trade embargo against Israel is possible in light of an Israeli commando attack against a convoy of boats loaded with aid for civilians in Gaza that left anywhere from nine to nineteen dead, and many more injured.
In a new poll conducted by Vísir, when asked “Should Iceland reduce imports from Israel?”, 81.1% said yes, while 18.9% said no.

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