Selected indicators for Iceland

Population

Population, Million persons, 1994-2014
Population, Annual growth rate (%), 2014

0.3 million

Growth rate: 1.1%

Income inequality

Income inequality, 0 = complete equality; 1 = complete inequality, latest available year

Education

Mathematics performance (PISA), Mean score, 2015
Reading performance (PISA), Mean score, 2015
Science performance (PISA), Mean score, 2015

CO2 emissions

Air and GHG emissions, Carbon dioxide (CO2), latest available year

6.2 tonnes per capita

GDP

Gross domestic product (GDP), US dollars/capita, 2018
Real GDP forecast, Annual growth rate (%), 2020

57 453 US$ per capita

Projected growth rate: 2.4%

Debt

General government debt, % of GDP, 2013

Government debt:
107.6 % of GDP

Tax

Tax on personal income, % of GDP, 2017

Tax on personal income:
14.5 % of GDP

Unemployment

Unemployment rate, % of labour force, 1998-2018

2.7 % of labour force

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Country profile of Iceland

AgricultureLatestTrendRanking
Agricultural landIndicator 1 468 Permanent pasture
Hectares
2016
Iceland
Hectares
Permanent pasture
Hectares
1997-2016
Iceland (red)
Permanent pasture
Hectares
2017
Agricultural supportIndicator 58.6 Producer support (PSE)
% of gross farm receipts
2018
Iceland
% of gross farm receipts
Producer support (PSE)
% of gross farm receipts
1999-2018
Iceland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Crop productionIndicator
Fish landingsIndicator 1 145 199.7 National landings in domestic ports
Tonnes
2017
Iceland
Tonnes
National landings in domestic ports
Tonnes
1997-2017
Iceland (red), OECD - Total (black)
National landings in domestic ports
Tonnes
2017
Iceland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Nutrient balanceIndicator 7.2 Nitrogen
Kilograms/hectare
2016
Iceland
Kilograms/hectare
Nitrogen
Kilograms/hectare
1997-2016
Iceland (red)
Nitrogen
Kilograms/hectare
2015
Iceland (red)

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DevelopmentLatestTrendRanking
Distribution of net ODAIndicator 13.7 Least developed countries
Million US dollars
2017
Iceland
Million US dollars
Least developed countries
Million US dollars
1998-2017
Iceland (red), DAC Countries (black)
Least developed countries
Million US dollars
2017
Iceland (red), DAC Countries (black)
Grants by private agencies and NGOsIndicator
Net ODAIndicator 0.3 Total
% of gross national income
2017
Iceland
% of gross national income
Total
% of gross national income
1998-2017
Iceland (red), DAC Countries (black)
Total
% of gross national income
2017
Iceland (red), DAC Countries (black)
Private flowsIndicator 14.8 Total
Million US dollars
2017
Iceland
Million US dollars
Total
Million US dollars
2015-2017
Iceland (red), DAC Countries (black)
Total
Million US dollars
2017
Iceland (red), DAC Countries (black)
Total official and private flowsIndicator 83.1 Total
Million US dollars
2017
Iceland
Million US dollars
Total
Million US dollars
1998-2017
Iceland (red), DAC Countries (black)
Total
Million US dollars
2017
Iceland (red), DAC Countries (black)

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EconomyLatestTrendRanking
Composite leading indicator (CLI)Indicator
Household disposable incomeIndicator
Labour compensation per hour workedIndicator 7.0 Total
Annual growth rate (%)
2017
Iceland
Annual growth rate (%)
Total
Annual growth rate (%)
2009-2017
Iceland (red)
Total
Annual growth rate (%)
2018
Net national incomeIndicator
Trade in goods and servicesIndicator 47.2 Exports
% of GDP
2018
Iceland
% of GDP
Exports
% of GDP
1999-2018
Iceland (red)
Exports
% of GDP
2018
Iceland (red)

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EducationLatestTrendRanking
Education spendingIndicator 12 671 Tertiary
US dollars/student
2015
Iceland
US dollars/student
Tertiary
US dollars/student
2000-2015
Iceland (red)
Tertiary
US dollars/student
2016
Iceland (red)
Mathematics performance (PISA)Indicator 487 Boys
Mean score
2015
Iceland
Mean score
Boys
Mean score
2003-2015
Iceland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Boys
Mean score
2015
Iceland (red)
Reading performance (PISA)Indicator 460 Boys
Mean score
2015
Iceland
Mean score
Boys
Mean score
2000-2015
Iceland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Boys
Mean score
2015
Iceland (red)
Science performance (PISA)Indicator 472 Boys
Mean score
2015
Iceland
Mean score
Boys
Mean score
2006-2015
Iceland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Boys
Mean score
2015
Iceland (red)
Youth not in employment, education or training (NEET)Indicator 4.8 15-19 year-old men
% in same age group
2018
Iceland
% in same age group
15-19 year-old men
% in same age group
2003-2018
Iceland (red), OECD - Average (black)
15-19 year-old men
% in same age group
2018
Iceland (red), OECD - Average (black)

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EnergyLatestTrendRanking
Crude oil productionIndicator 0.0 Total
Thousand toe
2017
Iceland
Thousand toe
Total
Thousand toe
1998-2017
Iceland (red)
Total
Thousand toe
2017
Iceland (red)
Infrastructure investmentIndicator 74 669 206.22 Road
Euro
2016
Iceland
Euro
Road
Euro
1997-2016
Iceland (red)
Road
Euro
2017
Passenger transportIndicator 7 984.0 Road
Million passenger-kilometres
2017
Iceland
Million passenger-kilometres
Road
Million passenger-kilometres
1998-2017
Iceland (red)
Road
Million passenger-kilometres
2016
Iceland (red)
Primary energy supplyIndicator 0.34 Total
Toe/1 000 US dollars
2018
Iceland
Toe/1 000 US dollars
Total
Toe/1 000 US dollars
1999-2018
Iceland (red)
Total
Toe/1 000 US dollars
2018
Iceland (red)
Road accidentsIndicator 47 Deaths
Per 1 000 000 inhabitants
2017
Iceland
Per 1 000 000 inhabitants
Deaths
Per 1 000 000 inhabitants
1998-2017
Iceland (red)
Deaths
Per 1 000 000 inhabitants
2017
Iceland (red)

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EnvironmentLatestTrendRanking
Air and GHG emissionsIndicator 6.2 Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Tonnes/capita
2016
Iceland
Tonnes/capita
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Tonnes/capita
1997-2016
Iceland (red)
Carbon dioxide (CO2)
Tonnes/capita
2016
Iceland (red)
Municipal wasteIndicator 661.9 Total
Kilograms/capita
2016
Iceland
Kilograms/capita
Total
Kilograms/capita
1997-2016
Iceland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
Kilograms/capita
2017
OECD - Total (black)
Water withdrawalsIndicator 1 452.0 Total
Million m3
2014
Iceland
Million m3
Total
Million m3
1994-2014
Iceland (red)
Total
Million m3
2015

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FinanceLatestTrendRanking
Broad money (M3)Indicator 110.94 Total
2015=100
Aug-2019
Iceland
2015=100
Total
2015=100
Jan-2018-Aug-2019
Iceland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
2015=100
Dec-2018
Iceland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Long-term interest ratesIndicator 3.3 Total
% per annum
Oct-2019
Iceland
% per annum
Total
% per annum
Mar-2018-Oct-2019
Iceland (red)
Total
% per annum
Sep-2019
Iceland (red)
Net pension replacement ratesIndicator 75.7 Men
% of pre-retirement earnings
2016
Iceland
% of pre-retirement earnings
Men
% of pre-retirement earnings
2014-2016
Iceland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Men
% of pre-retirement earnings
2016
Iceland (red)
Net pension wealthIndicator 13.9 Men
Multiple of annual gross earnings
2016
Iceland
Multiple of annual gross earnings
Men
Multiple of annual gross earnings
2014-2016
Iceland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Men
Multiple of annual gross earnings
2016
Iceland (red)
Short-term interest ratesIndicator 3.9 Total
% per annum
Oct-2019
Iceland
% per annum
Total
% per annum
Mar-2018-Oct-2019
Iceland (red), Euro area (19 countries) (black)
Total
% per annum
Oct-2019
Iceland (red), Euro area (19 countries) (black)

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GovernmentLatestTrendRanking
General government spendingIndicator 43.3 Total
% of GDP
2017
Iceland
% of GDP
Total
% of GDP
2012-2017
Iceland (red)
Total
% of GDP
2017
Iceland (red)
Government reservesIndicator 2 832.2 Total
SDR millions
Q4-2014
Iceland
SDR millions
Total
SDR millions
Q1-2010-Q4-2014
Iceland (red)
Total
SDR millions
Q4-2014
Iceland (red)
Tax on corporate profitsIndicator 2.8 Total
% of GDP
2017
Iceland
% of GDP
Total
% of GDP
1998-2017
Iceland (red), OECD - Average (black)
Total
% of GDP
2017
Iceland (red)
Tax revenueIndicator 37.7 Total
% of GDP
2017
Iceland
% of GDP
Total
% of GDP
1998-2017
Iceland (red), OECD - Average (black)
Total
% of GDP
2017
Iceland (red), OECD - Average (black)
Tax wedgeIndicator 33.2 Total
% of labour cost
2018
Iceland
% of labour cost
Total
% of labour cost
2000-2018
Iceland (red), OECD - Average (black)
Total
% of labour cost
2018
Iceland (red), OECD - Average (black)

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HealthLatestTrendRanking
Health spendingIndicator 4 349 Total
US dollars/capita
2018
Iceland
US dollars/capita
Total
US dollars/capita
1999-2018
Iceland (red)
Total
US dollars/capita
2018
Iceland (red)
Hospital bedsIndicator 2.9 Total
Per 1 000 inhabitants
2018
Iceland
Per 1 000 inhabitants
Total
Per 1 000 inhabitants
2007-2018
Iceland (red)
Total
Per 1 000 inhabitants
2017
Iceland (red)
Length of hospital stayIndicator 5.60 Acute care
Days
2018
Iceland
Days
Acute care
Days
2007-2018
Iceland (red)
Acute care
Days
2017
Iceland (red)
Life expectancy at birthIndicator 81.1 Men
Years
2017
Iceland
Years
Men
Years
1998-2017
Iceland (red)
Men
Years
2017
Iceland (red)
Overweight or obese populationIndicator

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Innovation and TechnologyLatestTrendRanking
Gross domestic spending on R&DIndicator 2.1 Total
% of GDP
2017
Iceland
% of GDP
Total
% of GDP
1997-2017
Iceland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of GDP
2017
Iceland (red), OECD - Total (black)
ICT value addedIndicator 4.3 Total
% of value added
2011
Iceland
% of value added
Total
% of value added
2011
Iceland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Internet accessIndicator 99.2 Total
% of all households
2018
Iceland
% of all households
Total
% of all households
2005-2018
Iceland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of all households
2018
Iceland (red)
Mobile broadband subscriptionsIndicator 119.4 Total
Per 100 inhabitants
Q4-2018
Iceland
Per 100 inhabitants
Total
Per 100 inhabitants
Q2-2010-Q4-2018
Iceland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
Per 100 inhabitants
Q4-2018
Iceland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Triadic patent familiesIndicator 2.1 Total
Number
2017
Iceland
Number
Total
Number
1998-2017
Iceland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
Number
2017
Iceland (red), OECD - Total (black)

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JobsLatestTrendRanking
Average wagesIndicator 66 504.3 Total
US dollars
2018
Iceland
US dollars
Total
US dollars
1999-2018
Iceland (red)
Total
US dollars
2018
Iceland (red)
Employment rateIndicator 84.6 Total
% of working age population
Q2-2019
Iceland
% of working age population
Total
% of working age population
Q3-2014-Q2-2019
Iceland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of working age population
Q2-2019
Iceland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Hours workedIndicator 1 469 Total
Hours/worker
2018
Iceland
Hours/worker
Total
Hours/worker
1999-2018
Iceland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
Hours/worker
2018
Iceland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Long-term unemployment rateIndicator 10.9 Total
% of unemployed
2018
Iceland
% of unemployed
Total
% of unemployed
1999-2018
Iceland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Total
% of unemployed
2018
Iceland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Self-employment rateIndicator

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SocietyLatestTrendRanking
Fertility ratesIndicator 1.71 Total
Children/woman
2017
Iceland
Children/woman
Total
Children/woman
1998-2017
Iceland (red)
Total
Children/woman
2017
Iceland (red)
National population distributionIndicator 0.0 Urban regions
Percentage
2014
Iceland
Percentage
Urban regions
Percentage
2014
Iceland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Permanent immigrant inflowsIndicator
Poverty rateIndicator 0.05 Total
Ratio
2015
Iceland
Ratio
Total
Ratio
2004-2015
Iceland (red)
Total
Ratio
2016
Social spendingIndicator 16.0 Public
% of GDP
2018
Iceland
% of GDP
Public
% of GDP
1999-2018
Iceland (red), OECD - Total (black)
Public
% of GDP
2018
Iceland (red), OECD - Total (black)

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