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*
Direct investmentAnnual20 September 202021 March
International reservesMonthly14 September August 202114 October
Foreign position of the Central BankMonthly08 September August 202108 October
External debtQuarterly02 September Q2 202101 December
International investment positionQuarterly02 September Q2 202101 December
Balance of paymentsQuarterly02 September Q2 202101 December
Portfolio InvestmentMonthly27 August July 202128 September

Financial accounts and markets

Freq.Most recent*PeriodNext release*
Payment intermediationMonthly15 September August 202115 October
Interbank market for foreign exchangeMonthly08 September August 202107 October
Real exchange rateMonthly08 September August 202107 October
Interbank market for Icelandic kronurMonthly08 September August 202107 October
Financial Assets of Financial CorporationsQuarterly06 September Q2/202106 December
Market securitiesMonthly31 August July 202130 September
Securities offeringsMonthly20 August July 202123 September

The credit system

Freq.Most recent*PeriodNext release*
Insurance companiesMonthly16 September July 202118 October
Balance sheet of the Central BankMonthly07 September August 202107 October
Pension fundsMonthly03 September July 202107 October
Government credit fundsMonthly30 August July 202127 September
Other financial corporationsMonthly27 August July 202127 September
Mutual funds, investment funds and institutional investment fundsMonthly27 August July 202127 September
Monetary StatisticsMonthly23 August July 202122 September

*Publication is at 09:00 hrs on publication dates