We set the policy rate to ensure low and stable inflation in Norway.
The Storting and Government define the objectives of monetary policy by law and regulation. Norges Bank's role is to contribute to achieving the objectives. The key instrument of monetary policy is the policy interest rate.
Each round of talks comprises about 300 visits. The contacts reflect the production side of the economy, both in terms of industry sector and geographic area. The network comprises approximately 1500 individuals, who are contacted once or twice a year.