Norges Bank

Press release

Foreign exchange transactions in February 2023

Norges Bank will purchase foreign exchange on behalf of the government equivalent to NOK 1900 million per day in February 2023.

The Norwegian government receives revenues in both NOK and foreign currency from petroleum activities. Some of these revenues are used to finance a planned central government budget deficit, the structural non-oil deficit. The remainder is saved in foreign currency in the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG). On behalf of the Ministry of Finance, Norges Bank carries out the necessary foreign exchange transactions related to petroleum revenue spending over the central government budget and saving in the GPFG.


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Published 31 January 2023 10:00
Published 31 January 2023 10:00