Norges Bank

API for open data

Norges Bank's API for open data offers programmatic access to selected datasets published by the bank. The service is implemented as a REST interface for querying data and metadata and offers a variety of formats for the retrieved data. The service is free to use and requires no authentication.

The service is based on the  Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange (SDMX) standard and adheres to the SDMX 2.1 RESTful web service specification .

SDMX, which stands for Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange, is an international initiative that aims at standardising and modernising (“industrialising”) the mechanisms and processes for the exchange of statistical data and metadata among international organisations and their member countries.

SDMX is sponsored by seven international organisations, including the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the European Central Bank (ECB), Eurostat (Statistical Office of the European Union), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the United Nations Statistical Division (UNSD), and the World Bank.

More information about the SDMX standard can be found on

Published 19 May 2017 13:00


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There will be a few changes to API for open data because of new principles for calculating and publishing Nowa. The changes are made for the dataflow IR (interes rates):

  • Series attribute OBS_STATUS will be replaced with CALC_METHOD
  • The dimension UNIT_MEASURE is expanded with new values: BB (Banker med innlån), BL (Banker med utlån) and T (Transactions)

The series key will not be changed. The change will be made from 2 January 2020.

Published 19 May 2017 13:00