Iceland­ic Eco­nom­ic Weekly: 17 Janu­ary 2022

17 January 2022 - Landsbankinn

690,000 foreign visitors departed via Keflavík airport last year compared to 480,000 the year before.

Last week’s highlights

The CBI released the minutes of the Financial Stability Committee meeting 6 - 7 December 2021 and three press releases related to its counterparties transactions.

690,000 foreign visitors departed via Keflavík airport last year compared to 480,000 the year before. 95% of the departures took place after travel restrictions were lifted in June.

Domestic payment card turnover increased by 14% year-on-year in real terms in December, of which turnover in domestic retail outlets increased by 6% and foreign sales by 90%.

The total fish catch in tonnes increased by 13% between years in 2021, mainly due to capelin catches. 

The week ahead

On Friday, Registers Iceland publishes the housing price index and the housing rent index for the capital region.

Markets and Economic Overview

Icelandic Economic Weekly 17 January 2022 (PDF)

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