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15 Nov
15 Nov 2018

Total catch in October 114 thousand tonnes

The overall catch of Icelandic vessels in October was 113,656 tonnes, nearly the same as in October 2017. Demersal catch was just 46 thousand tonnes, 8% more than in same month last year.

12 Nov
12 Nov 2018

Number of employees in August 2018

During the 12 month period from September 2017 to August 2018, the average total number of employers in Iceland was 18,127 and the average number of employees was 192,800. This is an increase of 645 (3.7%) employers and 6,900 (3.7%) employees compared with the period from September 2016 to August 2017.

07 Nov
07 Nov 2018

Iceland has the highest per capita CO2 emissions from the economy

Iceland had the highest per capita emissions of carbon dioxide from the economy compared with EU and EFTA economies in 2016. Iceland was ranked third or fourth from 2008 to 2014, but emissions have increased since 2012 due to increased activity in air and marine transport.

05 Nov
05 Nov 2018

The population increased by 2,560 in the third quarter of 2018

The population of Iceland was 355,620 at the end of the 3rd quarter 2018, 182,040 males and 173,580 females. The population increased by 2,560 from the previous quarter. Inhabitants of the capital region were 227,030 and 128,590 lived outside the capital region.

05 Nov
05 Nov 2018

Monthly balance of trade in goods and services for July and August 2018

Statistics Iceland publishes for the first time monthly data on balance of goods and services. Exported goods in BOP is estimated 51,400 million ISK in July and 51,700 million ISK in August. Imported goods in BOP is estimated 62,800 million ISK in July and 67,600 million ISK in August. Hence, a deficit of balance of trade in goods in BOP is estimated 11,500 million ISK in July and 15,800 million ISK in August.

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Release calendar

  • Fish catches in October 2018 15 November 2018
  • Rental cars by registration in November 2018 15 November 2018
  • Price and volume indices for imports and exports 2018 16 November 2018
  • Expenditures on research and development 2017 16 November 2018
  • VAT-turnover in July and August, 2018 16 November 2018
  • Passengers through Keflavik airport in October 2018 19 November 2018
  • Harmonized indices of consumer prices in October 2018 19 November 2018
  • Building cost index for December 2018 20 November 2018
  • Index for mortgage payment adjustment in December 2018 22 November 2018