Exports of goods
17. Aug 2020
First-half exports down 10% year-on-year

Exports of fish products decreased by more than DKK 400 million in the first half of this year compared to the same period last year

Covid-19 has had a significant effect on Faroese exports.

Export fluctuations are, however, not unusual, and bigger first-half swings have been seen in recent years.


In the first half of this year, exports of most fish species have gone down compared to last year, in both value and volume.

Cod exports decreased by DKK 146 million (23%) in value and by 27% in volume.

Exports of mackerel and salmon also went down, by DKK 62 million and DKK 105 million, respectively.

Blue whiting exports, on the other hand, increased by more than 3,000 tonnes (13%). The blue whiting export value remains virtually unchanged.