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 42 (12 October – 18 October)

Reporting banks’ net purchases of foreign exchange at spot rates were equivalent to NOK 6.7 billion, and their net sales of foreign exchange at forward rates were equivalent to NOK 8.5 billion. Foreign banks' net purchases of foreign exchange at spot rates were equivalent to NOK 2.1 billion, and financial customers' net purchases of foreign exchange at spot rates were equivalent to NOK 0.3 billion.

Non-financial customers' net purchases of foreign exchange at forward rates were equivalent to NOK 9.2 billion, while financial customers' net sales of foreign exchange at forward rates were equivalent to NOK 1.4 billion. This week's net sales of foreign exchange by the reporting banks in the swap market were equivalent to NOK 261.1 billion.

Next release: 28 October 2020 at 10:00 am.

Past three weeks


Week 40 Week 41 Week 42
Spot 8.2 -3.2 6.7
Forward 3.5 3.4 -8.5
Swap -236.2 -131.5 -261.1

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