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. January December 201712. February
Foreign position of the Central BankMonthly09. January December 201708. February
International investment positionQuarterly04. December Q3 201702. March
External debtQuarterly04. December Q3 201702. March
Balance of paymentsQuarterly04. December Q3 201702. March
Direct InvestmentAnnual11. September 201612. March
Portfolio investmentMonthly28. December November 201729. January

Financial accounts and markets

Freq.Most recent*PeriodNext release*
Payment intermediationMonthly15. January December 201713. February
Interbank market for Icelandic kronurMonthly05. January December 201706. February
Real exchange rateMonthly05. January December 201706. February
Interbank market for foreign exchangeMonthly05. January December 201706. February
Market securitiesMonthly28. December November 201729. January
Securities offeringsMonthly22. December November 201723. January
Financial assets of financial corporationsQuarterly05. December Q3/201705. March

The credit system

Freq.Most recent*PeriodNext release*
Insurance companiesMonthly15. January November 201715. February
Pension fundsMonthly08. January November 201706. February
Balance sheet of the Central BankMonthly08. January Desember 201707. February
Mutual funds, investment funds and institutional investment fundsMonthly28. December November 201725. January
Other financial corporationsMonthly27. December November 201726. January
Monetary StatisticsMonthly21. December nóvember 201722. January

*Publication is at 16:00 hrs on publication dates