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.

Notice 13 January 2020: The foreign exchange transactions release for week 1 is postponed due to delayed reporting.

Past week

Week 53 (28 December – 3 January)

Reporting banks’ net sales of foreign exchange at spot rates were equivalent to NOK 0.2 billion, and their net purchases of foreign exchange at forward rates were equivalent to NOK 3.4 billion. Foreign banks' net sales of foreign exchange at spot rates were equivalent to NOK 2.8 billion, and financial customers' net purchases of foreign exchange at spot rates were equivalent to NOK 0.5 billion.

Non-financial customers' net sales of foreign exchange at forward rates were equivalent to NOK 0.7 billion, while financial customers' net sales of foreign exchange at forward rates were equivalent to NOK 2.7 billion. This week's net purchases of foreign exchange by the reporting banks in the swap market were equivalent to NOK 18.6 billion.

Next release: 13 January 2021 at 10:00 am.

Past three weeks


Week 51 Week 52 Week 53
Spot 3.2 -0.6 -0.2
Forward -28.4 0.7 3.4
Swap -94.4 -59.4 18.6

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