Norges Bank

Foreign exchange transactions

Statistics on foreign exchange transactions are based on daily turnover data gathered from predefined reporting banks constituting a representative selection of the largest banks in the NOK market.

Past week

Week 38 (14 September – 20 September)

Reporting banks’ net sales of foreign exchange at spot rates were equivalent to NOK 9.3 billion, and their net purchases of foreign exchange at forward rates were equivalent to NOK 8.8 billion. Foreign banks' net purchases of foreign exchange at spot rates were equivalent to NOK 0.1 billion, and financial customers' net purchases of foreign exchange at spot rates were equivalent to NOK 3.0 billion.

Non-financial customers' net sales of foreign exchange at forward rates were equivalent to NOK 6.5 billion, while financial customers' net sales of foreign exchange at forward rates were equivalent to NOK 2.7 billion. This week's net sales of foreign exchange by the reporting banks in the swap market were equivalent to NOK 148.7 billion.

Next release: 30 September 2020 at 10:00 am.

Past three weeks


Week 36 Week 37 Week 38
Spot -8.6 0.7 -9.3
Forward 7.2 0.2 8.8
Swap 78.1 -122.3 -148.7

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