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19 Oct
19 Oct 2021

Immigrants 15.5% of the population of Iceland

Immigrants in Iceland were 57,126 on 1 January 2021 or 15.5% of the total population. The proportion of immigrants is larger than last year when it was 15.2% (55,354 ). The number of second generation immigrants rose from 5,684 in 2020 to 6,117 in 2021.

18 Oct
18 Oct 2021

Þorlákshöfn Iceland‘s fifth busiest port in 2020

The ports of Reykjavík, Grundartangi, Straumsvík and Mjóeyri in Reyðarfjörður were, as before, the busiest ports in Iceland in 2020. However, there was a 23% increase in transport through Þorlákshöfn between 2019 and 2020 making it the fifth busiest port last year. Figures have been updated.

15 Oct
15 Oct 2021

Fish catch in September was 107 thousand tonnes

The total catch of Icelandic vessels was 107 thousand tonnes in September 2021 which is 10% less than in September 2020. In the 12 month period from October 2020 to the end of September 2021 the total catch was just over 1 billion tonnes which is a 2% increase from the previous 12 months period.

15 Oct
15 Oct 2021

Tourism short-term indicators in October

Register based employment in the tourism industries in Iceland was 21,586 in August 2021, an increase of 15% compared with August 2020. In the 12 month period from September 2020 to Augst 2021, an average of 14,884 people worked in the tourism industry, compared with just over 21,000 in the previous 12 month period.

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Release calendar

  • 21 October 2021 Harmonised indices of consumer prices in September 2021
  • 21 October 2021 Monthly balance of trade in goods and services for July 2021
  • 21 October 2021 Building cost index for November 2021
  • 22 October 2021 Monthly wages index in September 2021 and related indices
  • 22 October 2021 Job vacancies, 3rd quarter 2021
  • 25 October 2021 Causes of death 2020
  • 26 October 2021 Insolvencies and prior activity of enterprises in September 2021
  • 26 October 2021 VAT-turnover in July-August, 2021
  • 27 October 2021 Consumer price index in October 2021