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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