Iceland’s gross domestic product jumped 7.3 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2021 rebounding from a downwardly revised 0.2 percent contraction in the previous period. It was the strongest pace of expansion since the last quarter of 2016, underpinned by a steeper rise in private consumption (8.5 percent vs 1.0 percent in Q1) and a sharp rebound in gross fixed capital formation (25.9 percent vs -0.7 percent). Additionally, Iceland’s foreign trade also improved significantly, with exports surging 27.9 percent (vs -19.0 percent), in spite of a faster increase of imports (32.8 percent vs -12.2 percent). Meanwhile, public spending eased slightly (2.6 percent vs 2.9 percent) and changes in inventories contributed negatively (-1.2 percent vs 1.2 percent). On a seasonally adjusted quarterly basis, the economy advanced 4.2 percent, recovering from a 3.3 percent fall in the first quarter. source: Statistics Iceland

GDP Annual Growth Rate in Iceland averaged 3.17 percent from 1995 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 13.40 percent in the first quarter of 1999 and a record low of -10.50 percent in the second quarter of 2020. This page provides - Iceland GDP Annual Growth Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Iceland GDP Annual Growth Rate - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2021.

GDP Annual Growth Rate in Iceland is expected to be 5.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Iceland GDP Annual Growth Rate is projected to trend around 1.50 percent in 2022 and 2.60 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Iceland GDP Annual Growth Rate

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7.30 -1.70 13.40 -10.50 1995 - 2021 percent Quarterly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-11-30 09:00 AM Q3 -10.4% -10.9% -6%
2021-02-26 09:00 AM Q4 -5.1% -9.1% -6%
2021-05-31 09:00 AM Q1 -1.7% -5.1% -2.5%
2021-08-31 09:00 AM Q2 7.3% -0.2% 15%
2021-11-30 09:00 AM Q3 7.3%


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Iceland Economy Expands the Most in Over 4 Years
Iceland’s gross domestic product jumped 7.3 percent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2021 rebounding from a downwardly revised 0.2 percent contraction in the previous period. It was the strongest pace of expansion since the last quarter of 2016, underpinned by a steeper rise in private consumption (8.5 percent vs 1.0 percent in Q1) and a sharp rebound in gross fixed capital formation (25.9 percent vs -0.7 percent). Additionally, Iceland’s foreign trade also improved significantly, with exports surging 27.9 percent (vs -19.0 percent), in spite of a faster increase of imports (32.8 percent vs -12.2 percent). Meanwhile, public spending eased slightly (2.6 percent vs 2.9 percent) and changes in inventories contributed negatively (-1.2 percent vs 1.2 percent). On a seasonally adjusted quarterly basis, the economy advanced 4.2 percent, recovering from a 3.3 percent fall in the first quarter.
2021-08-31
Iceland’s Economic Contraction Eases in Q1
Iceland’s gross domestic product slumped 1.7 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2021 following a 5.1 percent decline in the previous period. It was the smallest contraction since the first quarter of 2020, amid a slower fall in gross fixed capital formation (-2.9 percent vs -4.6 percent in Q4), exports (-20 percent vs -25 percent) and imports (-11.3 percent vs -20 percent). Meantime, private consumption recovered (0.8 percent vs -3.1 percent) and government consumption increased at a faster pace (2.9 percent vs 2.8 percent). On a seasonally adjusted quarterly basis, the economy shrank 5.2 percent, reversing from a 4.8 percent expansion in Q4.
2021-05-31
Iceland GDP Contracts 5.1% YoY in Q4
Iceland’s gross domestic product shrank 5.1 percent year-on-year in the final quarter of 2020 following a downwardly revised 9.1 percent contraction in the previous period. It was the fourth consecutive quarter of recession amid a steeper contraction in private consumption (-3.1 percent vs -2.2 percent in Q3), counterweighted by a softer decline in gross fixed capital formation (-4.6 percent vs -10.5 percent) and growth in government consumption (2.8 percent vs 3.2 percent). Meantime, exports tumbled 25 percent (vs -38.4 percent) while imports dropped at a softer 20 percent (vs -26.7percent). On a seasonally adjusted quarterly basis, the economy expanded 4.8 percent, following an upwardly revised 3.8 percent growth rate in Q3. Considering full 2020, the economy contracted 6.6 percent, highly affected by a drop in tourism exports amid the coronavirus pandemic, following a 2.6 percent increase in 2019.
2021-02-26
Iceland GDP Contracts 10.4% YoY in Q3
Iceland’s gross domestic product shrank 10.4 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2020 following an upwardly revised 10.9 percent record contraction in the previous period. Private consumption (-2.3 percent vs -8.8 percent in Q2) and gross fixed capital formation (-15.2 percent vs -18.1 percent) declined at a softer pace and government consumption (4.4 percent vs 3.3 percent) advanced faster. Meantime, exports tumbled 38.8 percent (vs -39.1 percent in Q2) while imports dropped at a softer 26.3 percent (vs -32.3 percent in Q2). On a seasonally adjusted quarterly basis, the economy expanded 2.6 percent, rebounding from a downwardly revised 7.3 percent fall in Q2.
2020-11-30

Iceland GDP Annual Growth Rate
Iceland's economy depends heavily on the fishing industry, which provides 40 percent of export earnings, more than 12 percent of GDP, and employs nearly 5 percent of the work force. Its economy has been diversifying into manufacturing and service industries in the last decade, particularly within the fields of software production, biotechnology, and tourism. On the expenditure side, household consumption is the main component of GDP and accounts for 53 percent of its total use, followed by government expenditure (24 percent) and gross fixed capital formation (17 percent). Exports of goods and services account for 54 percent of GDP while imports account for 47 percent, adding 7 percent of total GDP.