In the autumn of 2019, there were 8,600 staff members working 7,644 full-time equivalent jobs in compulsory schools in Iceland. Thereof, 5,458 were teaching staff. The number of teachers without licence increased by 152 from the previous year. Figures have been updated.
Between the first and second quarters of 2020, the export price index increased by 3% and the export volume index decreased by 4%. The price index of imports rose by 1%, which is based on a reduction in fuel prices and a rise in prices. The volume index of imports decreased by 8%. Figures have been updated.
Based on first reports on overnight stays at hotels in July 2020 there is an estimated 47% reduction in overnight stays from July last year. Furthermore, the concurrent estimate of bed occupancy rate in July 2020 was 46.1% compared with 70.5% during the same month last year.
There was a trade deficit, calculated on fob value, of 12.4 billion ISK as compared with a trade deficit of 20.1 billion ISK in July 2019, at current rates of exchange.