Changed publication time of statistics on Central Bank website
Effective 1 January 2019, the Central Bank of Iceland will publish its statistics at 9:00 hrs. instead of the previous 16:00 hrs. The first publication at the new time will take place on Monday 7 January 2019 at 9:00 hrs.
The Bank has published statistics at 16:00 hrs. ever since it began such publications. With increased use of web-based media and social media that publish news 24 hours a day, it is considered more appropriate to publish statistics earlier in the day.
The Central Bank is a participant in the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) publication standard. Among other things, the IMF standard assumes that statistics are published at predetermined times. As a result, the Central Bank sets its publication dates one year in advance.
The Bank’s 2019 publication calendar can be found on its website: https://www.cb.is/statistics/release-calendar/. It is also possible to download the publication calendar to a digital format (Outlook).