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EU Route

Exports to Iceland:

Household goods, automobile parts, recreational vehicles, motorcycles, groceries and produce, paint, hunting equipment, cardboard boxes, candy, squid for bait, newsprint, automobiles, heavy equipment, electronics

Exports to Newfoundland:

Household goods, automobiles, equipment for heavy construction, automobile parts, squid for bait

Exports to northern Europe:

Processed lobsters, frozen scallops, scrap metal, chocolate, automobiles, wood stoves, pleasure boats

Imports from Iceland:

Frozen cod and haddock, fresh lamb, bottled water, kryolite, food processing machinery, fish heads for lobster bait

Imports from northern Europe:

Frozen haddock and cod, frozen salmon, chocolate, wood stoves, machinery
Population

1,329,000

Maine

Iceland

322,000

Land Area (sq. mi.)

30,843

Maine

Iceland

38,706

Population density

43

Maine
Per square mile

Iceland
Per square mile

8.3

Coastline (m)

3,500

Maine

Iceland

3,088

Gross product

$53.6 B

Maine
Gross state product

Iceland
Gross domestic product

$13 B

Norse explorers?

1000* AD

Maine

Iceland

800 AD

Unemployment

6.9%

Maine
July 2013

Iceland
July 2013

3.1%

Average High in July

81°

Maine
Portland

Iceland
Reykjavik

56°

Average Low in January

14°

Maine
Portland

Iceland
Reykjavik

28°

Hours daylight 12/22

8:55

Maine
Portland

Iceland
Reykjavik

4:07

Hours daylight 6/22

15:22

Maine
Portland

Iceland
Reykjavik

21:08

Median Age

43.5

Maine

Iceland

35.9

Birth rate

9.6

Maine
2011 est.

Iceland
2013 est.

13.15

Population growth

.049%

Maine
2012 est.

Iceland
2013 est.

.66%

Life expectancy

79.2

Maine

Iceland

81.1

Adult obesity

28.4%

Maine
2012 est.

Iceland
2008 est.

23.2%

Fishing catch

144,243

Maine
Live tonnes, 2012 est.

Iceland
Live tonnes, 2011 est.

1,148,867

Fjords

1

Maine

Iceland
(at least)

24

Maine, Iceland & Eimskip at a glance

An Icelandic shipping company’s desire for a new, closer U.S. port of call has opened up new economic possibilities for Maine and Portland. Eimskip’s shipping routes create a direct link between Maine and European markets, and is expected to revive a once-booming cargo operation on the Portland waterfront.

SOURCE: staff research, eimskip.com
INTERACTIVE: T.E.D. Andrick