The Icelandic population will grow, from 348 to 436 thousand during the next 50 years. This is according to the medium variant population projection. The high variant predicts a population of 513 thousand while the low variant projects 365 thousand inhabitants.
The building cost index compiled in the middle of October 2018 is 141.0 points (December 2009=100), 0.6% higher than in the previous month.
The overall catch of Icelandic vessels in September was 108 thousand tonnes, a 14% decrease from September 2017. Demersal catch was just over 35 thousand tonnes, 7% more than in the same month last year.
One out of five 25 to 29 year olds lived in their parental home in 2016 (20.3%), 24.8% of men and 15.6% of women.
Almost 200 thousand (199,870) of persons aged 16-74 years were employed in the Icelandic labour market in the second quarter of 2018, according to register data on employment. This is an increase by 11.8% in the last ten years, from the second quarter of 2008 or by 21,016 persons.
According to preliminary figures for September 2018, the value of exported goods amounted to ISK 48,700 million fob and the value of imported goods amounted to ISK 63,800 million fob.