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Iceland's Scandinavian-type social-market economy combines a capitalist structure and free-market principles with an extensive welfare system, including generous housing subsidies. Prior to the 2008 crisis, Iceland had achieved high growth, low unemployment, and a remarkably even distribution of income. The economy depends heavily on the fishing industry, which provides 40% of export earnings and employs 5% of the work force. Iceland's economy has been diversifying into manufacturing and service industries in the last decade, with new developments in software production, biotechnology, and tourism. This page provides - Iceland GDP Growth Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - Iceland GDP Growth Rate - was last refreshed on Monday, September 22, 2014.