Unchanged growth in domestic loan debt

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The twelve-month growth in the credit indicator C2 was 5.7 per cent to the end of February 2019, no change from the previous month.

The general public’s domestic loan debt amounted to NOK 5 773 billion at end-February, according to new figures from the Credit indicator statistics.

Figure 1. Credit indicator (C2)

General public Households Non-financial corporations Municipalities
Feb. 2016 5.2 6 3.8 5.3
Mar. 2016 4.9 5.8 3.4 5.1
Apr. 2016 5.1 6 3.3 5.7
May 2016 4.8 5.9 2.6 5.7
June 2016 5 6 3 5.4
July 2016 5 5.9 3.3 5.1
Aug. 2016 5 6.1 3 5
Sep. 2016 5.1 6.3 2.6 6.4
Oct. 2016 5 6.1 2.7 5.9
Nov. 2016 5.2 6.5 2.7 5
Dec. 2016 4.8 6.3 1.9 5.6
Jan. 2017 5 6.5 2.2 5.8
Feb. 2017 5 6.6 1.8 6.4
Mar. 2017 5.2 6.7 2.2 6.1
Apr. 2017 5.1 6.5 2.3 5.6
May 2017 5.4 6.7 3.1 5.2
June 2017 5.6 6.6 4 5.3
July 2017 5.7 6.6 4.1 5.8
Aug. 2017 5.6 6.5 3.7 6
Sep. 2017 5.8 6.4 4.7 5.3
Oct. 2017 5.7 6.3 4.7 5.4
Nov. 2017 5.8 6.4 4.9 5.3
Dec. 2017 6.4 6.4 6.7 5.3
Jan. 2018 6.2 6.1 6.7 5.1
Feb. 2018 6.3 6.0 7.4 4.3
Mar. 2018 6.3 6.0 7.5 4.6
Apr. 2018 6.4 6.0 7.8 4.9
May 2018 6.2 5.8 7.0 5.8
June 2018 5.9 5.9 6.2 5.4
July 2018 5.8 5.8 6.2 5.0
Aug. 2018 5.9 5.8 6.5 4.8
Sep. 2018 5.5 5.8 5.0 4.8
Oct. 2018 5.8 5.8 6.0 4.7
Nov. 2018 5.7 5.6 6.2 5.3
Dec. 2018 5.6 5.5 5.4 6.6
Jan. 2019 5.7 5.6 5.7 6.4
Feb. 2019 5.7 5.6 5.6 7.3

The general public’s domestic loan debt amounted to NOK 5 773 billion at end-February, according to new figures from the Credit indicator statistics.

Unchanged debt growth in households

Households’ domestic loan debt totalled NOK 3 472 billion at end-February. The twelve-month growth was 5.6 per cent to end-February, no change from the previous month.

Decreased debt growth in non-financial corporations

Non-financial corporations domestic loan debt amounted to NOK 1 779 billion at end-February. The twelve-month growth was 5.6 per cent to end-February, down from 5.7 per cent the previous month. 

Unchanged growth in loans from banks and mortgage companies

Of the general public’s domestic loan debt, 81 per cent consisted of loans from banks and mortgage companies at end-February. This amounted to NOK 4 668 billion. The twelve-month growth in loans from banks and mortgage companies was 6.0 per cent, unchanged from the previous month.

Increased growth in debt securities

The twelve-month growth in the general public’s debt securities was 0.7 per cent to end-February, up from 0.6 per cent the previous month. 

Sectoral change of toll road companies

The sectoral classification of The Norwegian toll companies is changed from public incorporated enterprises, owned by local government, to central government. These companies’ loan debt is no longer included in the credit indicator. The change is submitted in September 2018 with statistical effect from January 2018.

Method for seasonal adjustment is revised from January 2019

From January 2019 the method and practice for seasonal adjustment is harmonized with guidelines from Eurostat. Seasonal adjusted data is revised from January 2018.

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