The total fish catch of Icelandic vessels in 2021 was just over 1,158 thousand tonnes, which is 13% more than in 2020. Pelagic catch was 655 thousand tonnes, 24% more than in 2020 since no capelin was landed in that year.
New registrations of private limited companies in 2021 were 3,220. This is a 30% increase from 2020 when they were 2,486. New registrations increased by 106% in Financial and insurance activities, from 220 to 454, while there was a 35% increase in Construction, from 382 to 516. Figures have been updated.
In November 2021, there were 15,568 employers in the business economy, an increase of 949 (+6.5%) from November 2020 and an increase of 677 (+4.5%) from November 2019. Since November 2019, the number of employers has decreased by 66 (-10.3%) in accommodation and increased by 50 (+7.9%) in food and beverage service activities. Figures have been updated.
The preliminary estimate of the number of overnight stays in hotels in December is 198,400, thereof 41,400 Icelandic and 156,900 foreign. Compared with 21,300 overnight stays in December 2020, there was around ninefold increase from last year.