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15 Mar
15 Mar 2019

Government surplus at 1.1 per cent of GDP in 2018

General government financial assets amounted to 1,413 billion ISK at year-end 2018, 50.4% of GDP. Total government liabilities amounted to 1,913 billion ISK, or 68.2% of GDP, compared with 75.3% at year-end 2017.

15 Mar
15 Mar 2019

Total catch 74 was thousand tonnes in February

The total catch of Icelandic vessels in February 2019 was over 74 thousand tonnes which is a 13% decrease from February 2018. Pelagic catch decreased since no capelin was caught in the period.

14 Mar
14 Mar 2019

Tourism short-term indicators

Tourists spending at least one night in Iceland are estimated to be 89% of the foreign passengers counted through airport security at Keflavik Airport in February. Number of overnight visitors in February was 132 thousand and decreased by 8% compared to February 2018.

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Indices overview

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Release calendar

  • VAT-turnover in November and December, 2018 19 March 2019
  • Income and balance sheets for agriculture: fur farming 19 March 2019
  • Building cost index for April 2019 20 March 2019
  • The population on January 1st 2019 20 March 2019
  • The labour market in February 2019 21 March 2019
  • Quarterly wage indices, 4th quarter 2018 22 March 2019
  • Monthly wages index in February 2019 and related indices 22 March 2019
  • New registrations and insolvencies of limited liability companies in February 2019 25 March 2019
  • Consumer price index in March 2019 27 March 2019