Travel Guide to Iceland
Latest news
A+ R A-

Large Increase in Smart phones and Computers Sales Featured

According to the Icelandic Center of Retail Studies, there was a large increase in sales of phones and computers, compared with last year. For the first 4 months of this year, the turnover in phone sales increased by 38% from the year before. Computer sales increase was 29% for the same period.

If we look at April only, the computer sales increased by 40.9% between years and mobile phones sales increased by 68.7%. Sales of smaller electronics decreased by 1.1% and sales of larger electronics increased by 22.7% between years.

Icelanders are drinking less than a year ago

Alcohol sales decreased by 8% compared with April last year. Clothes and furniture sales were similar to last year when we compare the first 4 months of the years. But when we look at just April 2012 vs 2013, clothes sales increased by 5.5% and shoe sales by 1.7% Furniture sales increased by 13.2%. Office furniture sales increased by 46.1%.

Purchasing power and consumption did not change much between years. But credit card turnover increased by 5.5% from April 2012 to April 2013.

 

Follow News of Iceland on Facebook and Twitter:

 

Last modified on Thursday, 16 May 2013 01:05

Most recent news ...

Life lessons from Iceland's handball hero - VIDEO

Life lessons from Iceland's handball hero - VIDEO

Icelandic handball hero, Ólafur Stefánsson, was interviewed by CNN recently. The legend quit playing handball earlier...

Icelander Halldor Helgason has the snowboarding jump of the year

Icelander Halldor Helgason has the snowboarding jump of the year

An unbelievable jump by Halldor Helgasaon has been chosen the jump of year 2013 by the magazine Snowboarding. This is...

Ben Stiller talks about Iceland - VIDEO

Ben Stiller talks about Iceland - VIDEO

Ben Stiller's new movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty recently premiered and has been well received. Iceland plays ...

Iceland May Just Be The Most Beautiful Place On Earth

Iceland May Just Be The Most Beautiful Place On Earth

Memolition recently posted a story with 17 photos, claiming that Iceland may be the Most Beautiful Place on Earth. It...

Cut development aid to children by 12%

Cut development aid to children by 12%

"It is a concern that always when a recession comes the development aid is decreased. That was also done during the f...

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty premiere - VIDEO

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty premiere - VIDEO

A special celebratory premiere of Ben Stiller's 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' was held in Smárabíó Movie Theater ...

19 people will be granted Icelandic citizenship

19 people will be granted Icelandic citizenship

A bill has been put forward in parliament, which would grant 19 individuals Icelandic citizenship if passed. A total ...

Free Concert with Herbert Gudmundsson in Reykjavík tonight

Free Concert with Herbert Gudmundsson in Reykjavík tonight

Musician Herbert Guðmundsson celebrates his 60th birthday today. The singer will celebrate with a concert in Kex Host...

No Travel Weather Today

No Travel Weather Today

Travelers in Iceland should follow the weather forecast closely for the next few days. It's going to be windy the nex...

Russell Brand visited Mayor Jon Gnarr

Russell Brand visited Mayor Jon Gnarr

Mayor of Reykjavik, Jón Gnarr, had an interesting guest over in city hall earlier this week. Russell Brand was in Ice...

NOI on Twitter

Extreme Iceland Travel Agency and Tour Operator

Extreme Iceland travel agency can help you with anything related to your stay in Iceland

Upcoming events

No events

NOI on Facebook

Latest blog

Do you have travel stories or pictures from your travels in Iceland?

You can share them with us, send an email to travel@newsoficeland.com

Stay connected

Latest blog

Latest Editorials

Latest Interviews

Videos

Travel

Business & Economics

Politics

Entertainment

Login

*
*
*
*
*

* Field is required