Increased growth in domestic loan debt
The twelve-month growth in the credit indicator C2 was 5.7 per cent to the end of January 2019, up from 5.6 per cent the previous month.
The general public’s domestic loan debt amounted to NOK 5 752 billion at end-January, according to new figures from the Credit indicator statistics.
Figure 1. Credit indicator (C2)
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Increased debt growth in households
Households’ domestic loan debt totalled NOK 3 464 billion at end-January. The twelve-month growth was 5.6 per cent to end-January, up from 5.5 per cent the previous month.
Increased debt growth in non-financial corporations
Non-financial corporations domestic loan debt amounted to NOK 1 771 billion at end-January. The twelve-month growth was 5.8 per cent to end-January, up from 5.5 per cent the previous month.
Increased 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-January. This amounted to NOK 4 640 billion. The twelve-month growth in loans from banks and mortgage companies was 6.0 per cent, up from 5.6 per cent the previous month.
Decreased growth in debt securities
The twelve-month growth in the general public’s debt securities was 0.6 per cent to end-January, down from 2.6 per cent the previous month.
External debt fell further in the 4th quarter of 2018
The general public’s total loan debt (C3) amounted to NOK 6 954 billion at the end of the 4th quarter of 2018. The external debt constitutes NOK 1 223 billion.
The external loan debt kept on declining to the end of the 4th quarter. The twelve-month growth in external debt increased from -12.4 per cent to -10.4 per cent from the end of the 3rd quarter to the end of the 4th quarter of 2018.
The external loan debt mainly relates to non-financial corporations.