Preliminary estimates for 2017 show that the GDP per capita in Iceland was 30% above the EU28 average. Iceland ranked in 5th place of the 37 participating European countries as in the previous year.
In 2017 there were over 30 thousand active enterprises with more than 134 thousand employees. Turnover for these enterprises was 4,000 billion ISK.
The overall catch of Icelandic vessels in November was 97,802 tonnes, 26% more than in November 2017.
In the 3rd quarter of 2018, the financial balance of the general government amounted to 1.8 billion ISK in surplus or 0.2% of quarterly GDP and 0.6% of general government total revenue. This can be compared with a surplus of 3.9 billion ISK in the 3rd quarter of 2017.
In 2017, the financial balance of the general government was 13.9 billion ISK in surplus or 0.5% of GDP, compared with a surplus of 12.4% of GDP in 2016.
The value of catch from Icelandic vessels in August 2018 was 11.9 billion ISK, nearly the same as in August 2017.