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*
Portfolio InvestmentMonthly28 June May 202228 July
International reservesMonthly16 June May 202215 July
Foreign position of the Central BankMonthly09 June May 202208 July
International investment positionQuarterly01 June Q1 202202 September
External debtQuarterly01 June Q1 202202 September
Balance of paymentsQuarterly01 June Q1 202202 September
Direct investmentAnnual21 March 2020 revised20 September

Financial accounts and markets

Freq.Most recent*PeriodNext release*
Market securitiesMonthly30 June May 202229 July
Securities offeringsMonthly22 June April 202222 July
Payment intermediationMonthly15 June May 202214 July
Interbank market for foreign exchangeMonthly09 June May 202207 July
Real exchange rateMonthly09 June May 202207 July
Interbank market for Icelandic kronurMonthly09 June May 202207 July
Financial Assets of Financial CorporationsQuarterly08 June Q1/202206 September

The credit system

Freq.Most recent*PeriodNext release*
Pension fundsMonthly06 July May 202205 August
Other financial corporationsMonthly27 June May 202227 July
Government credit fundsMonthly27 June May 202227 July
Mutual funds, investment funds and institutional investment fundsMonthly27 June May 202227 July
Monetary StatisticsMonthly22 June May 202229 July
Insurance companiesMonthly16 June April 202218 July
Balance sheet of the Central BankMonthly08 June May 202207 July

*Publication is at 09:00 hrs on publication dates