News and announcements

25 Sep
25 Sep 2018

Participation in local government elections has increased

Local government elections were held 26 May 2018. The total number of municipalities was 72, a reduction from 74 in the previous elections. The number of people on the electoral roll was 247,943 of which 167,622 voted in 71 municipalities.

18 Sep
18 Sep 2018

Decrease in sales of cars

The total turnover of enterprises in activities that are subject to VAT, excluding the pharmaceutical industry, amounted to 4,375 billion ISK in the twelve month period of July 2017 to June 2018, which is an increase of 7.7% compared with the preceding twelve months.

14 Sep
14 Sep 2018

Total catch in August less than last year

The overall catch of Icelandic vessels in August was 104,5 thousand tonnes, a 13% decrease from August 2017. Demersal catch was just over 37 thousand tonnes and decreased by 2 thousand tonnes (18%) compared with August last year.

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Key figures

455.7

Consumer price index in august and inflation index in october 2018

662.8

Wage index in august 2018

140.2

Building cost index in october 2018

201.1

Producer price index in july 2018

Indices overview

348,450

Population 1 January 2018

4.0%

Economic growth 2017

2.5%

Unemployment in july

2.6%

Inflation in august, 12 month change CPI

Graphs

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Created with Highcharts 3.0.7Export chartUnemploymentAnnual average %MalesFemales200320052007200920112013201520170246810
Created with Highcharts 3.0.7Export chartConsumer price index in DecemberAnnualized rates, 12 month %2003200520072009201120132015201705101520

Release calendar

  • Participation in local government elections 26 May 2018 25 September 2018
  • New registrations and insolvencies of limited liability companies in August 2018 25 September 2018
  • Meat production in August 2018 25 September 2018
  • Households in financial difficulties 2004-2016 26 September 2018
  • Labour force survey in August 2018 27 September 2018
  • Consumer price index in September 2018 27 September 2018
  • Value of catch, June 2018 28 September 2018
  • Producer price index in August 2018 28 September 2018
  • Overnight stays in August 2018 28 September 2018