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19 Oct
19 Oct 2018

Inhabitants in Iceland will be 436 in 2067

The Icelandic population will grow, from 348 to 436 thousand during the next 50 years. This is according to the medium variant population projection. The high variant predicts a population of 513 thousand while the low variant projects 365 thousand inhabitants.

16 Oct
16 Oct 2018

Total catch in September 108 thousand tonnes

The overall catch of Icelandic vessels in September was 108 thousand tonnes, a 14% decrease from September 2017. Demersal catch was just over 35 thousand tonnes, 7% more than in the same month last year.

08 Oct
08 Oct 2018

Employment in accommodation and food service activities almost doubled

Almost 200 thousand (199,870) of persons aged 16-74 years were employed in the Icelandic labour market in the second quarter of 2018, according to register data on employment. This is an increase by 11.8% in the last ten years, from the second quarter of 2008 or by 21,016 persons.

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Indices overview

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Created with Highcharts 3.0.7Export chartImmigration of foreign citizensMalesFemales200320052007200920112013201520170K2.5K5K7.5K10K
Created with Highcharts 3.0.7Export chartGDP growth %200720092011201320152017-10-5051015
Created with Highcharts 3.0.7Export chartUnemploymentAnnual average %MalesFemales200320052007200920112013201520170246810
Created with Highcharts 3.0.7Export chartConsumer price index in DecemberAnnualized rates, 12 month %2003200520072009201120132015201705101520

Release calendar

  • Monthly wages index in September 2018 23 October 2018
  • Index for mortgage payment adjustment in November 2018 23 October 2018
  • Index of pension scheme commitments for public servants in September 2018 23 October 2018
  • Breakdown of the monthly wage index in July 2018 23 October 2018
  • Real wages index in September 2018 23 October 2018
  • Municipal services to persons with disabilities 2017 24 October 2018
  • Financial statements 2017 24 October 2018
  • Labour force survey in September 2018 25 October 2018
  • New registrations and insolvencies of limited liability companies in September 2018 25 October 2018