The building cost index compiled in the middle of May 2019 is 145.8 points, 2.2% higher than in the previous month
Figures have been updated
Household sectors’ gross savings amounted to 6.6% of disposable income in 2017, a 5.4% increase from 2016. Household sectors’ gross fixed capital formation amounted to 7.3% of disposable income in 2017, a 0.7% increase from 2016.
Tourism short-term indicators in May: reduction in the number of non-Icelandic passengers to Iceland
Reduction of non-Icelandic passengers to Iceland in April was 19%. A total of 131 thousand non-Icelandic tourists arrived in Iceland in April 2018 while 106 thousand tourists arrived last April. The number of non-Icelandic passengers decreased by 27 thousand between 2018 and 2019. This is the biggest reduction of non-Icelandic passengers within the same months in the last two decades, which is as far back as the monthly data goes.
Publication of the Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices, that should have been published today 16 May, has been postponed until 20 May.
The landed catch of Icelandic vessels in April 2019 was 113,094 thousand tonnes which is a 23% decrease from April 2018.