Foreign Trade


Greenland has a one-sided production and demands a wide range of goods, which necessitates extensive foreign trading. Apart from fishing and hunting, Greenland has a very limited domestic production of commodities. This causes import to include more or less all goods necessary in households, businesses and institutions.

As the majority of Greenland´s exports consist of fish and shellfish, Greenland is very dependent on the fishing sector and the international buyer prices. The fishing industry provides 93 per cent of Greenland´s export. The most important species are Cod fish, Greenlandic halibut, mackerel, crab and prawn. Trade balance is a measure of export value minus import value of goods.

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2011 Q2 Foreign Trade

26 September 2011
Exports Have Risen
The total income from exports of goods amounted to DKK 1131 million in the first six months of 2011. This amounts to a rise of DKK 290 million compared to the first six months of 2010, a rise of 34,5 per cent. The rising exports have improved the trade balance. In english only our Statbank has been updated.

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2011 Revision of Foreign Trade

08 September 2011
Revision of Foreign Trade
An error in the calculation of the imports of Greenland means that the trade deficit for the years 2002 to 2011 is bigger than previous calculations show. Updated figures in our Statbank

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2011 Q1 Foreign Trade

20 June 2011
Smaller trade deficit
Expenditure on imports amounted to 633 million. million in the first three months. This is a decrease of over 78 million. pared to the last year, accounting for 11 per cent. It has primarily been a decline in imports within divisions Mineral Fuels and lubricants, machinery and transport equipment

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