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 1 (31 December – 6 January)

Reporting banks’ net sales of foreign exchange at spot rates were equivalent to NOK 2.1 billion, and their net purchases of foreign exchange at forward rates were equivalent to NOK 1.6 billion. Foreign banks' net purchases of foreign exchange at spot rates were equivalent to NOK 0.6 billion, and financial customers' net purchases of foreign exchange at spot rates were equivalent to NOK 0.2 billion.

Non-financial customers' net sales of foreign exchange at forward rates were equivalent to NOK 1.1 billion, while financial customers' net purchases of foreign exchange at forward rates were equivalent to NOK 1.2 billion. This week's net purchases of foreign exchange by the reporting banks in the swap market were equivalent to NOK 116.3 billion.

The foreign exchange transactions release for week 2 is postponed due to delayed reporting.

Past three weeks


Week 51 Week 52 Week 1
Spot 4.5 -2.3 -2.1
Forward -10.1 2.6 1.6
Swap 93.7 74.9 116.3

 2010 to date

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


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