Icelandic Horses Exported for Billions

The export value of Icelandic horses amounted to ISK 10 billion during the past decade and ISK 10.9 billion 2007-2019. Purebred horses for breeding make up the bulk of the export value, or 73 percent, while 24 percent come from the sale of riding horses, according to Statistics Iceland. The 2018 annual report from MAST, the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority, reveals that the number of exported horses that year was slightly lower than the previous one, or 1,351, compared with 1,485 in 2017. In 2018, horses were exported to 20 countries, compared with 17 in 2017. In 2018, 535 of them were exported to Germany, followed by 191 that were sold to Sweden, 157 to Denmark, and 100 to Switzerland. With the exception of last year, the number of exported horses has been gradually increasing since 2010.

- Iceland Monitor -



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