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19 Jun
19 Jun 2019

Local government elections in Iceland 26 May 2018

Local government elections were held 26 May 2018. The total number of municipalities was 72, two less than in the previous elections of 2014. Sixteen municipalities, where 1% of the total number of individuals on the electoral roll resided, had direct voting, while 56 municipalities, with 99% of individuals of the electoral roll, had proportional voting where 198 candidate lists were presented. Thereof one list was elected without a ballot as it was unopposed in the respective municipality.

14 Jun
14 Jun 2019

General Government deficit at 0.5% of GDP in the 1st quarter of 2019

Please note that this press release was corrected 14 June 2019 at 15:00 as dividend payments were underestimated. In the 1st quarter of 2019, the financial balance of the general government (i.e. the central government, the social security funds and the local governments) amounted to 3.4 billion ISK in deficit or 0.5% of quarterly GDP.

13 Jun
13 Jun 2019

Tourism short-term indicators in June

The number of tourists coming to Iceland was approximately 111 thousand in May and reduced by 24% compared to with the same month last year when it was 148 thousand.

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Release calendar

  • Building cost index for July 2019 20 June 2019
  • Completion rate and dropout from tertiary education 2017 21 June 2019
  • Monthly wages index in May 2019 and related indices 24 June 2019
  • Quarterly wage indices, 1st quarter 2019 24 June 2019
  • New registrations and insolvencies of limited liability companies in May 2019 25 June 2019
  • Consumer price index in June 2019 26 June 2019
  • Producer price index in May 2019 27 June 2019
  • The labour market in May 2019 27 June 2019
  • Value of catch in March 2019 28 June 2019