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.
The wage index in August 2018 is 662.8 points, 0.1% lower than in previous month. In the last twelve months the monthly wage index has risen by 6%.
The building cost index compiled in the middle of September 2018 is 140.2 points 0.2% higher than in the previous month.
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.
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.
In the 2nd quarter of 2018, the financial balance of the general government amounted to 1.5 billion ISK in surplus or 0.2% of quarterly GDP and 0.5% of general government total revenue.
455.7Consumer price index in august and inflation index in october 2018
662.8Wage index in august 2018
140.2Building cost index in october 2018
201.1Producer price index in july 2018