Decreased growth in domestic loan debt

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The twelve-month growth in the credit indicator C2 was 6.0 per cent to the end of May 2018, down from 6.3 percent the previous month.

The general public’s domestic loan debt amounted to NOK 5 594 billion at end of May 2018, down from 6.3 percent the previous month, according to new figures from the Credit indicator statistics.

Figure 1. Credit indicator (C2)

12-month growth
May 2015 5.9
Jun. 5.8
Jul. 5.7
Aug. 5.8
Sep. 5.5
Oct. 5.6
Nov. 5.2
Dec. 5.4
Jan. 5.3
Feb. 5.2
Mar. 4.9
Apr. 5.1
May 2016 4.8
Jun. 5.0
Jul. 5.0
Aug. 5.0
Sep. 5.1
Oct. 5.0
Nov. 5.2
Dec. 4.9
Jan. 5.1
Feb. 5.0
Mar. 5.2
Apr. 5.1
May 2017 5.4
Jun. 5.7
Jul. 5.7
Aug. 5.6
Sep. 5.8
Okt. 5.7
Nov. 5.8
Dec. 6.4
Jan. 6.1
Feb. 6.2
Mar. 6.2
Apr. 6.3
May 2018 6.0

Decreased debt growth in households  

Households’ domestic loan debt totalled NOK 3 339 billion at end-May. The twelve-month growth was 5.8 per cent to end-May, down from 5.9 the previous month.

Decreased debt growth in non-financial corporations

Non-financial corporations domestic loan debt amounted to NOK 1 761 billion at end-May. The twelve-month growth was 6.6 per cent to end-May, down from 7.5 per cent the previous month.

Decreased growth in loans from banks and mortgage companies

Of the general public’s domestic loan debt, 80 per cent consisted of loans from banks and mortgage companies at end-May. This amounted to NOK 4 502 billion. The twelve-month growth in loans from banks and mortgage companies was 6.1 per cent, down from 6.3 per cent the previous month.

Decreased growth in debt securities

The twelve-month growth in the general public’s debt securities was 10.0 per cent to end-May, down from 12.4 per cent the previous month. 

Adaption to IFRS

Norwegian financial institutions reporting to ORBOF (Reporting of banks, mortgage companies, state lending institutions and finance companies’ accounts to the public authorities) has been adapted to International Accounting Standards (IFRS). The most important impact to the Credit Indicator is a change of measure from net to gross lending. Accrued interests and value changes are taken into account with the underlying financial instrument. In addition, total debt securities are corrected for lenders’ holdings of own debt securities. The calculation of transactions and growth is adjusted for these changes.

There is some uncertainty associated with the quality of data as of January 2018. The data is edited continuously and will be updated with the next release.

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