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RSS Economic forecast

  • Economic forecast 11/11/2022
    A new issue of Statistical Series presenting an economic forecast for the economy of Iceland is now available. The forecast covers the years 2022 to 2028.
  • Economic forecast 27/06/2022
    A new issue of Statistical Series, presenting an economic forecast for 2022–2027, is now available. The economy is expected to grow by 5.1% this year and 2.9% in 2023. GDP grew by 8.6% in the first quarter. Domestic demand has been strong so far this year, but uncertainty surrounding the domestic and foreign inflation outlook […]
  • Economic forecast 29/03/2022
    GDP grew by 4.3% in 2021, mainly driven by growth in private consumption and investment. Uncertainty due to the pandemic has diminished, but this is offset by increased uncertainty over Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the consequences of the war for the world economy. The economy is expected to grow by 4.6% this year and […]
  • Economic forecast 30/11/2021
    A new issue of Statistical Series, presenting an economic forecast for 2021–2027, is now available. GDP contracted by 6.5% last year. Private consumption declined by 3% and investment by 8.7%, while public consumption grew by 4.5%. The economy is projected to grow by 3.9% this year.
  • Economic forecast - GDP expected to increase by 2.6% in 2021 22/03/2021
    GDP contracted by 6.6% in 2020 according to updated national accounts figures. Private consumption declined by 3.3%, investment by 6.8% while public consumption grew by 3.1%. Economic growth is expected to be 2.6% this year. The growth will be stronger next year, with GDP increasing by 4.8%.

RSS Health

  • 7.7% experienced depressive symptoms in 2019 15/03/2022
    A total of 7.7% of the Icelandic population, aged 15 years and over, experienced symptoms of depression in 2019. This proportion was slightly higher in Iceland compared with the EU average of 7.0% according to figures from Eurostat. Among European countries, the proportion was highest in France, 10.8%, and lowest in Serbia, 2.3%.
  • Alcohol consumption per capita increased 9.1% between 2010 and 2020 02/12/2021
    In 2020, the consumption of alcoholic beverages in Iceland was 2,207 thousand liters of pure alcohol compared with 1,708 thousand liters in 2010. Pure alcohol consumption per capita was 7.41 liters in 2020 compared with 6.79 liters in 2010, peaking in 2017 at 7.75 liters. Figures have been updated along with figures for smoking habits.
  • The number of hospital beds increased in 2020 26/11/2021
    In 2020, the number of hospital beds was 1,039 compared with 1,009 in 2019. The number of hospital beds per 100,000 inhabitants was 283.5 in 2020 but 279.8 the year before. Small changes were noted in the numbers of rehabilitative, long-term and psychiatric care beds. Figures have been updated.
  • Hospital beds 2019 07/04/2020
    Figures have been updated
  • One in four is limited by health 05/12/2019
    In 2018 about one third of the Icelandic population had a long standing illness. Over the past ten years the proportion of individuals limited in their daily life because of health issues has increased. In 2008, the proportion was 16.1% but had risen to 26.0% ten years later.

RSS National Accounts