In the 3rd quarter of 2018, the financial balance of the general government amounted to 1.8 billion ISK in surplus or 0.2% of quarterly GDP and 0.6% of general government total revenue. This can be compared with a surplus of 3.9 billion ISK in the 3rd quarter of 2017.
In 2017, the financial balance of the general government was 13.9 billion ISK in surplus or 0.5% of GDP, compared with a surplus of 12.4% of GDP in 2016.
The value of catch from Icelandic vessels in August 2018 was 11.9 billion ISK, nearly the same as in August 2017.
Non-seasonally adjusted figures indicate a year over year increase in real Gross domestic product (GDP) by 2.6% for the 3rd quarter of 2018.
News release on value of catch in August 2018, due for release today, will be postponed.
According to preliminary figures for November 2018, the value of exported goods amounted to ISK 54,300 million fob and the value of imported goods amounted to ISK 72,100 million fob.