19 December 2019

IMF issues annual Article IV report on Iceland

Central Bank of Iceland and the mountain Esja

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund concluded its 2019 Article IV consultation with Iceland today, 19 December. The IMF holds similar consultations with member countries every one to two years on the basis of Article IV of the IMF‘s Articles of Agreement. A Selected Issues Paper on the Scope for Improving Iceland‘s Fiscal Framework accompanied the main report. The Executive Board concluded its consultation on a lapse-of-time basis without convening formal discussions. An IMF Mission was in Iceland in November to consult with the Icelandic authorities and other stakeholders.

The Fund‘s latest reports on Iceland were published on its website, see below, along with other recent material:

IMF Country Report No. 19/375. Iceland 2019 Article IV Consultation - Press Release and Staff Report.

Iceland; Selected Issues. IMF Country Report No. 19/376.