Norges Bank

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 3 (13 January – 19 January)

Reporting banks’ net purchases of foreign exchange at spot rates were equivalent to NOK 5.0 billion, and their net sales of foreign exchange at forward rates were equivalent to NOK 10.2 billion. Foreign banks' net purchases of foreign exchange at spot rates were equivalent to NOK 5.6 billion, and financial customers' net sales of foreign exchange at spot rates were equivalent to NOK 8.1 billion.

Non-financial customers' net purchases of foreign exchange at forward rates were equivalent to NOK 1.2 billion, while financial customers' net purchases of foreign exchange at forward rates were equivalent to NOK 7.6 billion. This week's net purchases of foreign exchange by the reporting banks in the swap market were equivalent to NOK 47.9 billion.

Next release: 29 January 2020 at 10:00 am.

Past three weeks


Week 1 Week 2 Week 3
Spot -3.7 4.6 5.0
Forward 4.6 -1.4 -10.2
Swap 190.7 200.4 47.9

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