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 BankMonthly08 December November 202315 January
External debtQuarterly01 December Q3 202305 March
Balance of paymentsQuarterly01 December Q3 202305 March
International investment positionQuarterly01 December Q3 202305 March
Portfolio InvestmentMonthly29 November October 202329 December
International reservesMonthly15 November October 202314 December
Direct investmentAnnual20 September 202221 March

Financial accounts and markets

Freq.Most recent*PeriodNext release*
Interbank market for Icelandic kronurMonthly08 December November 202308 January
Interbank market for foreign exchangeMonthly08 December November 202308 January
Real exchange rateMonthly08 December November 202308 January
Financial Accounts of Financial CorporationsQuarterly06 December Q3/202306 March
Market securitiesMonthly30 November October 202329 December
Securities offeringsMonthly22 November October 202321 December
Payment intermediationMonthly16 November October 202315 December

The credit system

Freq.Most recent*PeriodNext release*
Balance sheet of the Central BankMonthly07 December November 202312 January
Pension fundsMonthly06 December October 202309 January
Government credit fundsMonthly27 November October 202329 December
Other financial corporationsMonthly27 November October 202329 December
Mutual funds, investment funds, and institutional investment fundsMonthly27 November October 202329 December
Monetary StatisticsMonthly24 November October 202322 December
Insurance companiesMonthly17 November September 202318 December

*Publication is at 09:00 hrs on publication dates



Title Freq.  Most recent*
Period  Next release*
Survey of market expectations  Quarterly 15 November 2023 6-8 November 2023 7 February 2024
Lending survey  Quarterly 27 October 2023 1 -16 October 2023 26 January 2024

*Publication is at 09:00 hrs on publication dates