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 09:00 hrs. on the publication date. 


Balance of payments and external position

Freq.Most recent*PeriodNext release*
International reservesMonthly19 January December 202114 February
Foreign position of the Central BankMonthly13 January December 202108 February
Portfolio InvestmentMonthly28 December November 202128 January
International investment positionQuarterly01 December Q3 202102 March
Balance of paymentsQuarterly01 December Q3 202102 March
External debtQuarterly01 December Q3 202102 March
Direct investmentAnnual20 September 202021 March

Financial accounts and markets

Freq.Most recent*PeriodNext release*
Payment intermediationMonthly13 January December 202115 February
Interbank market for foreign exchangeMonthly07 January December 202108 February
Real exchange rateMonthly07 January December 202108 February
Interbank market for Icelandic kronurMonthly07 January December 202108 February
Market securitiesMonthly30 December November 202131 January
Securities offeringsMonthly22 December November 202121 January
Financial Assets of Financial CorporationsQuarterly06 December Q3/202107 March

The credit system

Freq.Most recent*PeriodNext release*
Insurance companiesMonthly17 January November 202117 February
Balance sheet of the Central BankMonthly12 January December 202107 February
Pension fundsMonthly10 January November 202104 February
Mutual funds, investment funds and institutional investment fundsMonthly30 December November 202127 January
Other financial corporationsMonthly30 December November 202127 January
Government credit fundsMonthly30 December November 202127 January
Monetary StatisticsMonthly22 December November 202124 January

*Publication is at 09:00 hrs on publication dates