Preliminary results of Tourism Satellite Accounts indicate that tourism as a proportion of GDP amounted to 8.6% in 2017. Tourism share of GDP was 8.1% in 2016 and 6.2% in 2015.
The building cost index compiled in the middle of July 2018 is 139.9 points (December 2009=100), 0.5% higher than in the previous month.
The population of Iceland at the end of the 2nd quarter 2018 was 353,070. The number of males was 180,420 and females 172,650. The population increased by 2,360 from the previous quarter or by 0.7%.
The total catch of Icelandic vessels in June was 47.227 tonnes, a 11% decrease from June 2017.
New statistics on wage development, the Total Wage Index, has been published. The index provides further information on the Icelandic labour market. The Total Wage Index reflects total wage development including changes due to changes in the composition of the labour force and working hours.
Just over half of families have a low payment-to-income ratio or less than 10%. Included are those who have mortgage free real estates and those who do not own a real estate. About 60% of families who have a payment-to-income ratio less than 10% do not own a real estate.
454.6Consumer price index in june and inflation index in august 2018
656.5Wage index in may 2018
139.9Building cost index in august 2018
197.3Producer price index in may 2018