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10 Dec
10 Dec 2019

No change in methods of the Icelandic Wage Price Index

In the autumn of 2018 a review of the IWPI was conducted by an independent specialist following criticism of the IWPI. In the review it was concluded that IWPI is robust and its computations sound and based on well-known and well established methods as well as reliable data that sufficiently cover the population.

09 Dec
09 Dec 2019

Aron and Emilía the most common names for newborns 2018

Aron was the most popular given name for new born boys and Emilía for new born girls in 2018. The majority of children received two or more given names. Þór was the most popular second name for boys and María for girls.

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Release calendar

  • 12 December 2019 Cultural employment
  • 13 December 2019 Number of employers and employees in October 2019
  • 13 December 2019 Quarterly government accounts, 3rd quarter 2019
  • 16 December 2019 Fish catch in November 2019
  • 16 December 2019 Crimes, noise and pollution in the neighbourhood
  • 16 December 2019 Housing conditions and overcrowding
  • 17 December 2019 Population development 2018
  • 17 December 2019 Total wage index in the 3rd quarter of 2019
  • 18 December 2019 The Gini coefficient and at risk of poverty threshold 2018