International Tourism, Receipts (As % of Total Exports) rose to 26.7% in Iceland in 2017

International Tourism, Receipts (As % of Total Exports) (%)
Travel & Hospitality | Iceland | May 17, 2019
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Receipts of international tourism as a percentage of total exports reached 26.7 % in 2017 in Iceland, according to Eurostat. This is 9.25 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, receipts of international tourism as a percentage of total exports in Iceland reached an all time high of 26.7 % in 2017 and an all time low of 7.87 % in 2010. When compared to Iceland's main peers, receipts of international tourism as a percentage of total exports in Denmark amounted to 4.42 %, 4.52 % in Norway, 5.94 % in Sweden and 6.46 % in United Kingdom in 2017.

Iceland has been ranked 23rd within the group of 144 countries we follow in terms of receipts of international tourism as a percentage of total exports, 36 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Expenditure by international inbound visitors, including payments to national carriers for international transport.

International Tourism, Receipts (As % of Total Exports) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Belgium % 2.97% 3.37% 3.41% 3.50% 3.56%
Denmark % 3.44% 3.43% 3.44% 3.95% 3.98%
Finland % 5.24% 5.35% 5.51% 5.33% 4.74%
France % 8.03% 8.04% 7.90% 7.90% 8.55%
Germany % 3.17% 3.17% 3.25% 3.30% 3.20%
Iceland % 9.04% 10.7% 12.5% 15.0% 18.0%
Ireland % 4.11% 4.00% 4.07% 3.89% 3.17%
Netherlands % 1.86% 2.60% 2.73% 2.71% 2.78%
Norway % 3.19% 3.29% 3.52% 3.88% 4.38%
Russia % 2.96% 3.03% 3.41% 3.46% 3.36%
Sweden % 3.90% 4.05% 4.29% 4.62% 5.03%
United Kingdom % 5.84% 6.59% 6.89% 7.36% 8.24%