Foreign exchange transactions

Statistics on foreign exchange transactions are based on daily turnover data from foreign exchange market collected from the largest banks in the NOK market.

Past week

Week 21 (15 May – 21 May)

Reporting banks’ net purchases of foreign exchange at spot rates were equivalent to NOK 15.6 billion, and their net sales of foreign exchange at forward rates were equivalent to NOK 19.4 billion. Foreign banks' net purchases of foreign exchange at spot rates were equivalent to NOK 1.4 billion, and financial customers' net purchases of foreign exchange at spot rates were equivalent to NOK 4.2 billion.

Non-financial customers' net purchases of foreign exchange at forward rates were equivalent to NOK 22.3 billion, while financial customers' net sales of foreign exchange at forward rates were equivalent to NOK 4.0 billion. This week's net purchases of foreign exchange by the reporting banks in the swap market were equivalent to NOK 138.8 billion.

Next release: 31 May 2017 at 10:00 am.

Past three weeks


Week 19 Week 20 Week 21
Spot -9.8 6.4 15.6
Forward 9.6 -8.6 -19.4
Swap 27.4 -34.5 138.8

 2010 to date

Banks net foreign exchange purchases, spot and forward. Cumulative since week 40/2005


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