A new issue of Statistical Series, presenting an economic forecast for 2020–2026, is now available.

GDP is expected to decrease by 7.6% in 2020. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Iceland‘s economy have been widespread. Tourism in Iceland has come to a halt and unemployment increased significantly. A recovery is expected next year with GDP growth of 3.9%. National expenditure is projected to decline by 3.6% this year but a turnaround is expected next year with a 3.9% growth.

Private consumption is expected to contract by 5% this year and unemployment to be on average 7.8%. Next year, private consumption is projected to increase by 4.2% with unemployment averaging 6.8%. Exports are projected to contract by 30% this year, but recovery is expected next year with over 17% growth.

The last economic forecast was published on the 26th of June 2020. The next forecast is scheduled for February 2021.

Economic forecast — Statistical Series