News and announcements

25 Nov
25 Nov 2022

Surplus in balance of trade in services 110.1 billion for the third quarter of 2022

The exported value of services in the third quarter of 2022 is estimated at 263.2 billion ISK while the imported value of services is estimated at 153.1 billion ISK. Therefore, the surplus in the balance of trade in services is estimated at 110.1 billion ISK compared with a surplus of 63.7 billion ISK for the same period the year before.

24 Nov
24 Nov 2022

Immigrants 16.3% of the population of Iceland

Immigrants in Iceland were 61,148 on 1 January 2022 or 16.3% of the total population. The proportion of immigrants is larger than last year when it was 15.5% (57,126). The number of second generation immigrants rose from 6,117 in 2021 to 6,575 in 2022.

24 Nov
24 Nov 2022

Unemployment 2.8% in October

The unemployment rate in October 2022 was 2.8% according to seasonally adjusted figures from the Icelandic Labour Force Survey. The seasonally adjusted activity rate was 79.8% and the employment rate 77.5%. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased by 0.8 percentage points between months while the seasonally adjusted employment rate increased by 0.9 percentage points.

23 Nov
23 Nov 2022

Personnel in pre-primary schools in December 2021

In December 2021 there were 6,894 staff members in pre-primary schools in Iceland, an increase of 117 from the previous year. Males were 8.4% of staff and females 91.6%. The number of pre-school teachers decreased by 56 from the previous year (-3.4%) while the number of staff with other educational training increased by 134 (+10.9%). Figures have been updated.

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Release calendar

  • 28 November 2022 Insolvencies and prior activity of enterprises in October 2022
  • 28 November 2022 Residential buildings in 2021
  • 29 November 2022 Producer price index in October 2022
  • 29 November 2022 Consumer price index in November 2022
  • 29 November 2022 Value of catch, 3rd quarter 2022
  • 30 November 2022 National accounts, 3rd quarter 2022
  • 30 November 2022 Overnight stays in October 2022
  • 30 November 2022 Trade in goods, November 2021-October 2022
  • 01 December 2022 Production in agriculture in October 2022