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Macro note: 4.6% GDP growth last year

Statistics Iceland released preliminary figures for the national accounts in 2018 on 1 March and revised numbers for 2015 to 2017.

In real terms, the economy grew by 4.6% in 2018. Domestic demand increased by 4.1%, exports by 1.6% and imports by 0.1%. Net foreign trade contribution to GDP growth was 0.7%. 2018 is the eighth consecutive year of economic expansion, following a contraction in 2009 and 2010. The main drivers of growth have been export of services, investment and private consumption.

Macro note: 4.6% GDP growth last year

News and Notifications - 15 July 2019 11:00 AM

Landsbankinn Chosen Best Bank in Iceland

The international financial magazine Euromoney has selected Landsbankinn as the best bank in Iceland. Each year Euromoney designates the best banks around the world, granting them recognition with its Award for Excellence. In the selection, various factors are considered in banks' operations and policies, such as the results of their regular operations, cost optimisation and service offerings.


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Weekly bulletin - 22 July 2019 09:52 AM

Icelandic Economic Weekly: Monday 22 July 2019

The Icelandic Tourist Board published its monthly Tourism in figures report. The housing price index for the capital region increased 0.2% MoM in June, bringing the YoY increase to 3.2%.


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Weekly bulletin - 15 July 2019 10:00 AM

Icelandic Economic Weekly: Monday 15 July 2019

The CBI released the minutes from the last meeting of the MPC. The real exchange rate of the Icelandic krona was 10.2% lower in June than in June 2018. The Government Debt Management Agency published its monthly Market Information report.


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