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*
Portfolio InvestmentMonthly29 February January 202429 March
International reservesMonthly14 February January 202415 March
Foreign position of the Central BankMonthly08 February January 202408 March
External debtQuarterly01 December Q3 202305 March
International investment positionQuarterly01 December Q3 202305 March
Balance of paymentsQuarterly01 December Q3 202305 March
Direct investmentAnnual20 September 202221 March

Financial accounts and markets

Freq.Most recent*PeriodNext release*
Market securitiesMonthly29 February January 202429 March
Securities offeringsMonthly21 February January 202422 March
Payment intermediationMonthly16 February January 202415 March
Interbank Market for Foreign ExchangeMonthly07 February January 202407 March
Real exchange rateMonthly07 February January 202407 March
Interbank Market for Icelandic KronurMonthly07 February January 202407 March
Financial Accounts of Financial CorporationsQuarterly06 December Q3/202306 March

The credit system

Freq.Most recent*PeriodNext release*
Mutual funds, investment funds, and institutional investment fundsMonthly27 February January 202427 March
Government credit fundsMonthly27 February January 202427 March
Other financial corporationsMonthly27 February January 202427 March
Monetary StatisticsMonthly23 February January 202422 March
Insurance companiesMonthly19 February December 202318 March
Balance sheet of the Central BankMonthly07 February January 202407 March
Pension fundsMonthly06 February December 202305 March

*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