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 202221 March
International reservesMonthly15 September August 202313 October
Foreign position of the Central BankMonthly08 September August 202309 October
Balance of paymentsQuarterly04 September Q2 202301 December
International investment positionQuarterly04 September Q2 202301 December
External debtQuarterly04 September Q2 202301 December
Portfolio InvestmentMonthly29 August July 202328 September

Financial accounts and markets

Freq.Most recent*PeriodNext release*
Securities offeringsMonthly22 September August 202323 October
Payment intermediationMonthly15 September August 202316 October
Interbank market for foreign exchangeMonthly08 September August 202306 October
Interbank market for Icelandic kronurMonthly08 September August 202306 October
Real exchange rateMonthly08 September August 202306 October
Financial Accounts of Financial CorporationsQuarterly06 September Q2/202306 December
Market securitiesMonthly31 August July 202329 September

The credit system

Freq.Most recent*PeriodNext release*
Monetary StatisticsMonthly25 September August 202325 October
Insurance companiesMonthly18 September July 202317 October
Balance sheet of the Central BankMonthly07 September August 202306 October
Pension fundsMonthly06 September July 202305 October
Mutual-funds-investment-funds-and-institutional-investment-fundsMonthly28 August July 202327 September
Other financial corporationsMonthly28 August July 202327 September
Government credit fundsMonthly28 August July 202327 September

*Publication is at 09:00 hrs on publication dates



Title Freq.  Most recent*
Period  Next release*
Survey of market expectations  Quarterly 16 August 2023 8-10 August 2023 15 November 2023
Lending survey  Quarterly  28 August 2023 1 July-14 August 2023 27 October 2023

*Publication is at 09:00 hrs on publication dates