The Central Bank compiles, enters, and processes statistical data. The statistics are divided into three categories. 

Financial institutions’ statistics include economic variables pertaining to firms and institutions operating in the domestic financial market.

Financial market statistics show developments in interest rates, exchange rates, interbank market turnover, and payment intermediation, in addition to issuance and stock of market securities and derivatives contracts.

Statistics on the balance of payments and international investment position relate to Iceland’s foreign trade. The balance of payments shows trade between residents and non-residents over a specified period, and the international investment position summarises the position between residents and non-residents at the end of the period.

Statistics are published in accordance with a predetermined schedule and are posted at 16:00 hrs. on the publication date.

Balance of payments and external position

Freq.Most recent*PeriodNext release*
International reservesMonthly11. December November 201817. January
Foreign position of the Central BankMonthly07. December November 201814. January
Balance of paymentsQuarterly03. December Q3 201804. March
International investment positionQuarterly03. December Q3 201804. March
External debtQuarterly03. December Q3 201804. March
Direct InvestmentAnnual27. September 201711. March
Portfolio investmentMonthly28. November October 201828. December

Financial accounts and markets

Freq.Most recent*PeriodNext release*
Interbank market for foreign exchangeMonthly06. December November 201808. January
Interbank market for Icelandic kronurMonthly06. December November 201808. January
Real exchange rateMonthly06. December November 201808. January
Market SecuritiesMonthly28. November October 201828. December
Securities offeringsMonthly22. November October 201821. December
Payment intermediationMonthly13. November October 201813. December
Financial assets of financial corporationsQuarterly05. December Q3/201805. March

The credit system

Freq.Most recent*PeriodNext release*
Balance sheet of the Central BankMonthly06. December nóvember 201811. January
Pension fundsMonthly04. December October 201807. January
Mutual funds, investment funds and institutional investment fundsMonthly26. November October 201828. December
Other financial corporationsMonthly26. November October 201828. December
Monetary StatisticsMonthly22. November október 201820. December
Insurance companiesMonthly15. November September 201817. December

*Publication is at 16:00 hrs on publication dates