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*
Foreign position of the Central BankMonthly10 June May 202408 July
International investment positionQuarterly04 June Q1 202403 September
Balance of paymentsQuarterly04 June Q1 202403 September
External debtQuarterly04 June Q1 202403 September
Portfolio InvestmentMonthly29 May April 202428 June
International reservesMonthly17 May April 202414 June
Direct investmentAnnual21 March 2022 update19 September

Financial accounts and markets

Freq.Most recent*PeriodNext release*
Real exchange rateMonthly07 June May 202408 July
Interbank Market for Foreign ExchangeMonthly07 June May 202408 July
Interbank market for Icelandic kronurMonthly07 June May 202408 July
Financial Accounts of Financial CorporationsQuarterly06 June Q1/202406 September
Market securitiesMonthly31 May April 202428 June
Securities offeringsMonthly23 May April 202424 June
Payment intermediationMonthly16 May April 202414 June

The credit system

Freq.Most recent*PeriodNext release*
Balance sheet of the Central BankMonthly07 June May 202405 July
Pension fundsMonthly04 June April 202405 July
Other financial corporationsMonthly27 May April 202427 June
Government credit fundsMonthly27 May April 202427 June
Mutual funds, investment funds, and institutional investment fundsMonthly27 May April 202427 June
Monetary StatisticsMonthly24 May April 202425 June
Insurance companiesMonthly17 May March 202418 June

*Publication is at 09:00 hrs on publication dates



Title Freq.  Most recent*
Period  Next release*
Survey of market expectations  Quarterly 2 May 2024 22-24 April 2024 16 August 2024
Lending survey  Quarterly 26 April 2024 1 -15 April 2024 28 August 2024

*Publication is at 09:00 hrs on publication dates