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Banks and mortgage companies

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Key figures

1 461 031

NOK million in deposits from Households, February 2021

Selected figures. NOK million.
February 2020February 2021
Banks
Loans to households1 509 1951 512 528
Loans to manufacturing industry77 16775 226
Deposits from households1 331 2711 461 031
Mortgage companies
Loans to households1 665 8401 833 108
Loans to manufacturing industry2 3662 595
State lending institutions
Loans to households253 300265 210
Loans to manufacturing industry1 7111 763

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Table 1 
Banks. Loans by industry. NOK million

Banks. Loans by industry. NOK million
November 2020December 2020January 2021February 2021
1Due to the main revision of the national accounts in 2014 there is a new definition of Mainland-Norway. Parts of the industry of ‘Services linked to extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas’ will now be classified under the industry of ‘Mining and quarrying’, also a part of the industry of ‘Sea transport abroad’ and ‘Transport via pipelines’ will now be classified under the industry of ‘Transportation and storage’. The shift will basically occur in the period from October to December 2014.
All industries1 539 1131 530 2181 544 0521 554 064
 
Agriculture54 56154 98055 29953 234
Forestry4 4154 4024 3504 083
Fishing and hunting36 75537 70538 30938 602
Fish farming services33 78534 40835 41037 013
Mining and quarrying18 7018 3357 8018 739
Services linked to extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas12 4212 3812 9472 938
Extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas8 7108 5317 3457 222
Manufacturing industry78 84176 02974 62875 226
Ship and boat building5 4495 6786 0106 509
Electricity and water supply48 92648 33454 41754 292
Water supply, drainage and waste disposal8 1708 3358 2588 308
Real estate development132 477131 787135 893137 102
Building and construction work beyond real estate development44 97044 56744 56145 217
Commodity trade etc66 87064 19066 63670 269
Sea transport abroad and transport via pipelines169 89362 39361 77661 419
Transportation and storage160 21660 75960 67361 728
Hotels and restaurants17 56318 33618 51818 319
Information and communication21 08419 48519 87720 642
Real estate, renting and business activities663 013669 497670 425671 720
Professional and financial services87 60486 49387 81287 371
Businesslike services39 31238 12438 91839 880
Other service activities45 37845 46944 19044 231

Table 2 
Mortgage companies. Loans by industry. NOK million

Mortgage companies. Loans by industry. NOK million
November 2020December 2020January 2021February 2021
1Due to the main revision of the national accounts in 2014 there is a new definition of Mainland-Norway. Parts of the industry of ‘Services linked to extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas’ will now be classified under the industry of ‘Mining and quarrying’, also a part of the industry of ‘Sea transport abroad’ and ‘Transport via pipelines’ will now be classified under the industry of ‘Transportation and storage’. The shift will basically occur in the period from October to December 2014.
All industries127 148126 776127 644128 629
 
Agriculture2 7152 7152 7312 732
Forestry259262273273
Fishing and hunting292294299305
Fish farming services148147147146
Mining and quarrying1193200205205
Services linked to extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas135353534
Extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas........
Manufacturing industry2 5232 5572 5892 595
Ship and boat building51505554
Electricity and water supply186186185185
Water supply, drainage and waste disposal4 2174 1714 1734 184
Real estate development905897892904
Building and construction work beyond real estate development4 2664 2724 3134 326
Commodity trade etc2 0112 0562 1132 101
Sea transport abroad and transport via pipelines1752682688660
Transportation and storage17 8807 8087 8107 744
Hotels and restaurants477474448441
Information and communication690696709709
Real estate, renting and business activities87 02986 59187 26488 475
Professional and financial services2 6862 7312 6392 608
Businesslike services2 7482 8122 8352 814
Other service activities7 0847 1397 2427 133

Table 3 
State lending institutions. Loans by industry. NOK million

State lending institutions. Loans by industry. NOK million
November 2020December 2020January 2021February 2021
1Due to the main revision of the national accounts in 2014 there is a new definition of Mainland-Norway. Parts of the industry of ‘Services linked to extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas’ will now be classified under the industry of ‘Mining and quarrying’, also a part of the industry of ‘Sea transport abroad’ and ‘Transport via pipelines’ will now be classified under the industry of ‘Transportation and storage’. The shift will basically occur in the period from October to December 2014.
All industries79 97480 00780 08780 349
 
Agriculture4 3754 3394 3194 307
Forestry70757675
Fishing and hunting6 1426 4076 4896 585
Fish farming services9929839731 091
Mining and quarrying133353534
Services linked to extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas1..000
Extraction of crude petroleum and natural gas........
Manufacturing industry1 8821 7301 7641 763
Ship and boat building204183185185
Electricity and water supply115111111114
Water supply, drainage and waste disposal21212121
Real estate development2 0702 1012 0951 995
Building and construction work beyond real estate development471458461460
Commodity trade etc327329342356
Sea transport abroad and transport via pipelines126434242
Transportation and storage1541572572582
Hotels and restaurants1 4941 4891 4891 491
Information and communication1 0981 1461 1881 220
Real estate, renting and business activities41 00040 44540 18240 243
Professional and financial services1 3811 4141 4201 437
Businesslike services431423373370
Other service activities17 30017 70317 94917 980

About the statistics

The statistics on banks and mortgage companies compile balance sheets and profit and loss accounts for credit institutions, finance companies and state lending institutions. The balance sheet shows assets, liabilities and equity. The profit and loss account shows revenues and expenses.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Balance sheet, monthly and yearly

The balance sheet shows assets, liabilities and equity at the end of the accounting period. The most important balance sheet items are presented by sector.

Profit and loss account, quarterly

The profit and loss account shows accumulated revenues and expenses throughout the year.

 

Standard classifications

There are four types of classifications: object/instrument, sector, industry and type.

Finance objects and real objects (instruments)

Liabilities, claims and other assets in banks and financial corporations' balance sheets are divided into main equable groups, for example loans, bank deposits, bonds, shares etc.

Debtor and creditor sector

Borrowers and lenders are classified by institutional sector classification based on the national accounts' regulations. See our pages for the reporting institutions (in Norwegian);

https://www.ssb.no/innrapportering/naeringsliv/orbof

Debtor and creditor industry

Based on regulations in the industry standard, loans and deposits are grouped according to which industry the debtor or creditor belongs to. See our pages for the reporting institutions (in Norwegian);

https://www.ssb.no/innrapportering/naeringsliv/orbof

Income and cost types
Income and cost types are based on national account regulations. Examples of income and cost types are interest income and interest costs.

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Banks and mortgage companies
Topic: Banking and financial markets

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Responsible division

Division for Financial Markets Statistics

Regional level

The whole country

Frequency and timeliness

The monthly balance sheet statistics is published 5 weeks after the reporting period. The profit and loss account is published 8 weeks after the reporting period. Yearly aggregated loans and deposits by county are published 6 months after the reporting period.

International reporting

Reporting to the BIS, Eurostat, the IMF and the OECD.

Microdata

Not relevant

Background

Background and purpose

The reporting procedure is made in collaboration between the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway, Norges Bank and Statistics Norway. The data from banks and financial corporations form the basis for the supervision of the institutions and the financial markets. The data is also an information base for the monetary and credit market policy and a vital contribution to the statistics for credit indicators and monetary growth. The reporting is the main base for the official statistics on financial enterprises. It is also an important input in the national accounts and the balance of payments and the credit market statistics. The data is used for international reporting to the BIS, Eurostat, the IMF and the OECD etc.

Users and applications

The main area of application is statistics (publishing and input in other statistics), analysis and supervision (by the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway). The data is included in the national accounts, financial sector accounts and the balance of payments. Important users other than Statistics Norway are Norges Bank, the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway, Ministry of Finance, the financial services industry, researchers at universities and in international organisations, and the media.

Equal treatment of users

Not relevant

Coherence with other statistics

The statistics are based on the guidelines in the national accounts standards System of National Accounts from 2008 (SNA 2008), European System of Accounts from 2010 (ESA 2010) and the IMF Manual on Monetary and Financial Statistics.
Statistics from the financial institutions are used in the national accounts, financial sector accounts, the balance of payments and in the Norwegian statistics of foreign debt and receivables.

Legal authority

The main part of the data covered here is collected under the provisions of the Act on the Supervision of Credit Institutions, Insurance Companies and Securities Trading etc. (Financial Supervision Act) of 7 December 1956 no. 1 (with amendments per 1 July 2003). Reporting from Norges Bank and from state lending institutions is obtained under the provisions of the Act concerning official statistics and Statistics Norway of 16 June 1989 no. 54 (the Statistics Act).

EEA reference

Council directive 635/86 Accounting directive for banks and other credit institutions.

Council directive 2006/48/EF Supervisory directive relating to the taking up and pursuit of the business of credit institutions

Council regulation 295/2008. Council regulation 251/2009 Amendments to council regulation 295/2008.

Council regulation 2223/96 The regulation covers the European system for national and regional accounts.
Council regulation 1392/2007 Amendments to council regulation 2223/96.

Council regulation 1606/2002 Regulation on the application of international accounting standards
Council regulation 297/2008 Amendments to council regulation 1606/2002

Production

Population

The financial statistics is based on balance sheet and profit and loss account data from Norges Bank, all banks, state lending institutions, mortgage companies and financial companies in Norway, including foreign companies' branches in Norway.

Data sources and sampling

The data is based on reconciliated accounting data from financial institutions.

The accounting statistics are based on the total count.

 

Collection of data, editing and estimations

The Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway and Statistics Norway work together to collect the accounting data. All data is reported electronically via the official Norwegian portal Altinn. The reporting institutions receive automatic feedback on errors or possible errors in the reporting. These errors should be corrected within two days. After Statistics Norway complete to process the data, the reporting institutions may be asked to control, verify or correct other data not included in the automatic feedback. Corrections from the reporting institutions are received continuously.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Not relevant

Comparability over time and space

Amendments to the Accounting Act and regulations
The accounting statistics for financial institutions is based on current accounting regulations for financial institutions. Breaches may therefore occur in connection with changes in accounting legislation and in the regulations applicable to the financial institutions.

Structural changes in the financial sector
There are several new companies, acquisitions, mergers, spin-offs, reclassifications and portfolio movements every year. Many of these structural changes have no significant impact on the statistics, while others lead to breaches in the time series. Major changes will be commented upon in the current statistics publication.

Regulation on loans
The IFRS-adapted regulation on loans was introduced 1. January 2005. Which led to a small change in the measuring of the value of loans and guaranties in the accounting data and thereby to a small breach in the time series for loans and loan loss provisions. There was also a breach in the time series on loans in 1992 due to changes in accounting rules.

Changes in the presentation of the statistics
Data specifications are updated continuously. An example of changes in data series is that Credit lines secured on dwellings became a new specification from January 2006 and was partly deducted from repayment loans secured on dwellings.

Norwegian covered bonds
Covered bonds are bonds conferring a preferential claim over a cover pool consisting of public sector loans and loans secured on dwellings or other real property. Only mortgage companies with special authorisation can issue covered bonds in Norway, and these bonds have been issued since June 2007.

On 24 October 2008, the Norwegian Parliament granted the Ministry of Finance the authority to put into effect an arrangement where Norwegian banks could “swap” covered bonds with treasury bills. This “swap agreement” was aimed at reducing the negative effects of the financial crisis. The banks can acquire covered bonds either in the market or directly from mortgage companies that are licensed to issue covered bonds. Since the announcement of this offer by the Norwegian government, several new mortgage companies have been established. As a result, lending portfolios have been swapped between banks and mortgage companies.

New specification on industries
In May 2009, a new Norwegian standard for industries were introduced in the financial statistics. This change increased the possibilities to track the development in loans for important individual industries. It also led to breaches in time series for loans by industry. This makes comparison of loans by industry difficult in the period before and after May 2009 on monthly basis, and before and after May 2010 on yearly basis for several industries.

New institutional grouping of sectors
From January 2012, a new Norwegian standard for institutional grouping of sectors were made in line with revised international standards, which Norway is obliged to follow. From March 2012 onwards, this led to breaches in the accounting statistics for banks and financial institutions.

Some companies that were classified as non-financial institutions are now classified as financial institutions. Loan to these institutions should no longer be allocated between different industries and are no longer included in the statistics for loans by industry. The industry for professional and financial services is particularly affected, since many of the institutions that were included earlier, have been moved from non-financial institutions to financial institutions.

New specifications of deposits
As of April 2015, new deposit specifications were introduced in the balance sheet reporting. Some deposit series from the periods prior to April 2015 are therefore not comparable with later periods. See this article for more information: https://www.ssb.no/bank-og-finansmarked/artikler-og-publikasjoner/pengemengdestatistikken

Customisation of reporting from banks and finance companies (ORBOF) to international accounting standards (IFRS 9)
From January 2018 onwards, there has been completed a large restructuration of the reporting that is the basis for this statistic. This was an extensive restructuration and implied change of definitions in the reported data, which affected both the balance sheet and the profit and loss account. It also led to changes in the scope of some objects in the reporting. Due to the new reporting standard, there are breaches in some time series that makes it challenging to compare data before and after January 2018. See this article for more information: https://www.ssb.no/bank-og-finansmarked/omlegging-av-bankstatistikken

 

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

Errors and discrepancies can occur in the accounting data. These discrepancies can have a several sources:

*Errors in the reporting party's accounts

*Errors in the transfer of data from the institution's primary accounts to data reports and to recipients

*Different accounting and evaluation principles

*Different accounting dates for transactions

*Insufficient data from the reporting parties

*Processing errors

Due to large amounts of data and a dynamic control and revision system, published data will be regarded as preliminary until next years data for the same period is published. This means that data for the current year may be revised without this being marked in the preceding publishing. Large and important revision however, will be commented upon in the publishing of today's statistics.

Revision

The statistics show preliminary figures. Data may be revised in future publications.