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Imports to Europe

Total value of blue mussel imports in Europe
Innflutningur frá Evrópu - Heildarverðmæti
Total import value of blue mussels in Europe; in million euros, from 1999-2006

A positive development line can be seen in picture 22, indicating an increase in import value of blue mussels in the European market. Interestingly, this is happening at a time of decline in production volume range.

Total import value of mussels in Europe relative to production area
Innflutningur til Evrópu
Import value divided by production areas; in million Euros

Chart above shows the transaction import value (of all blue mussels) in Europe. About 25% of imports arrive from outside the European Union.