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 investment positionQuarterly02. December Q3 201902. March
Balance of paymentsQuarterly02. December Q3 201902. March
External debtQuarterly02. December Q3 201902. March
International reservesMonthly12. November October 201911. December
Foreign position of the Central BankMonthly08. November October 201909. December
Direct InvestmentAnnual23. September 201816. March
Portfolio investmentMonthly28. November October 201927. December

Financial accounts and markets

Freq.Most recent*PeriodNext release*
Interbank market for foreign exchangeMonthly06. December November 201908. January
Interbank market for Icelandic kronurMonthly06. December November 201908. January
Real exchange rateMonthly06. December November 201908. January
Financial Assets of Financial CorporationsQuarterly05. December Q3/201905. March
Market SecuritiesMonthly28. November October 201930. December
Securities offeringsMonthly22. November October 201923. December
Payment intermediationMonthly14. November October 201916. December

The credit system

Freq.Most recent*PeriodNext release*
Balance sheet of the Central BankMonthly06. December nóvember 201910. January
Pension fundsMonthly05. December October 201910. January
Mutual funds, investment funds and institutional investment fundsMonthly27. November October 201930. December
Other financial corporationsMonthly27. November October 201930. December
Monetary StatisticsMonthly21. November október 201920. December
Insurance companiesMonthly15. November September 201916. December

*Publication is at 16:00 hrs on publication dates