The estimated quantity of packaging waste in 2019 was 53,742 tonnes, which equates 151 kilograms per capita. In the same year, 25,406 tonnes of packaging waste were recycled or reused, which translates to a 47.27% rate of recycling.
There were five corporate insolvencies registered in August 2021, thereof one for a company that was active in 2020. Court recesses took place in August, leading to fewer corporate insolvencies. Figures have been updated.
Statistics Iceland is currently preparing two fundamental improvements in the BCI methodology, which will be introduced in the monthly compilation of the index in January 2022.
The unemployment rate in August 2021 was 5.1% according to seasonally adjusted figures from the Icelandic Labour Force Survey. Seasonally adjusted activity rate was 79.5% and seasonally adjusted employment rate 75.0%.