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*
International reservesMonthly12 July Juni 202416 August
Foreign position of the Central BankMonthly08 July Juni 202409 August
Portfolio InvestmentMonthly28 June May 202430 July
Balance of paymentsQuarterly04 June Q1 202403 September
International investment positionQuarterly04 June Q1 202403 September
External debtQuarterly04 June Q1 202403 September
Direct investmentAnnual21 March 2022 update19 September

Financial accounts and markets

Freq.Most recent*PeriodNext release*
Payment intermediationMonthly16 July June 202416 August
Real exchange rateMonthly08 July June 202408 August
Interbank Market for Foreign ExchangeMonthly08 July June 202408 August
Interbank market for Icelandic kronurMonthly08 July June 202408 August
Market securitiesMonthly28 June May 202431 July
Securities offeringsMonthly24 June May 202423 July
Financial Accounts of Financial CorporationsQuarterly06 June Q1/202406 September

The credit system

Freq.Most recent*PeriodNext release*
Balance sheet of the Central BankMonthly05 July June 202408 August
Pension fundsMonthly05 July May 202407 August
Other financial corporationsMonthly27 June May 202429 July
Mutual funds, investment funds, and institutional investment fundsMonthly27 June May 202429 July
Government credit fundsMonthly27 June May 202429 July
Monetary StatisticsMonthly25 June May 202425 July
Insurance companiesMonthly18 June April 202417 July

*Publication is at 09:00 hrs on publication dates



Title Freq.  Most recent*
Period  Next release*
Survey of market expectations  Quarterly 2 May 2024 22-24 April 2024 16 August 2024
Lending survey  Quarterly 26 April 2024 1 -15 April 2024 28 August 2024

*Publication is at 09:00 hrs on publication dates