The building cost index compiled in the middle of February 2019 is 142.4 points (December 2009=100), 0.2% higher than in the previous month.
There were 1,608 high growth enterprises measured in turnover and 977 high growth enterprises measured in paid employment during the 2014-2017 growth period. Over 41 thousand persons were employed in high growth enterprises measured in turnover with 1,167 billion ISK by the end of the growth period. High growth enterprises measured in paid employment had over 33 thousand persons employed and 929 billion ISK in turnover in 2017.
In 2017 there were 202 farms with growing of crops and plant propagation as the main economic activity. Their income amounted to 6.1 billion ISK and 93% of income originated from sales of agricultural products. Expenses were 5.5 billion ISK.
The total catch of Icelandic vessels in January 2019 was over 46.6 thousand tonnes which is a 57% decrease from January 2018.
Figures have been updated
This release includes updated statistics on overnight stays, VAT-turnover in activities related to tourism, employees in activities related to tourism and latest statistics on spending of foreign travelers.