Market value

Investment returns, capital inflows and exchange rates affect the fund's market value.

Current market value billion nok

Market value development

At end of 2020 the fund's market value was 10,914 billion kroner. More than half of the fund's value is return on the investments, and totaled to 6,427 billion kroner. 3,039 billion kroner was inflows from the government and 1 448 billion kroner came from currency.

Values in billions of kroner. The 2020 values are as at 31 December.

Asset allocation

At the end of 2020, the fund was invested with 72.8 percent in equities, 2.5 percent in unlisted real estate and 24.7 percent in fixed income.

At the end of 2020 the fund’s equity investments had a market value of 7,945 billion kroner, while the market value of the fixed-income investments was 2,695 billion kroner. The unlisted real estate investments had a market value of 273 billion kroner.

The values are in billions of kroner. 2020 values are as at 31 December.
The values are in billions of kroner. 2020 values are as at 31 December.

The funds holdings in equity markets

The equity investments consists of ownership shares in more than 9,000 companies world wide. On average the fund owns 1.4 percent of all listed companies.

The values are percentage of the market value of equities in the benchmark index. Source: FTSE, Norges Bank Investment Management

Holdings in fixed-income markets

The fixed-income investments are allocated bonds issued by governments and related institutions and securities issued by companies. Up to 30 percent of the fund can be invested in fixed-income.

The values are percentage of market value of bonds in the benchmark index. Source: Bloomberg Barclays Indices, Norges Bank Investment Management

Key figures

Values in billions of kroner

  2020 2019 2018 2017 2016
1 Includes listed real estate investments from 01.11.2014 to the end of 2016.
2 The fund’s market value shown in this table does not take into account the management fee. Owner’s capital in the financial statements equals the fund’s market value less accrued, not paid, management fees.
3 Paid management fees are specified separately, and not included in Inflow/withdrawal of capital.
4 Total inflow of capital shown in this table is adjusted for accrued, not paid, management fees.
5 Management costs in subsidiaries, see Table 11.2 in the financial reporting section, are not included in the management fees. Management costs in subsidiaries have been deducted from the fund’s return before management fees.
Market value
Equity investments20207,94520197,14520185,47720175,65320164,692
Unlisted real estate investments120202732019273201824620172192016242
Fixed-income investments20202,69520192,67020182,53320172,61620162,577
Market value of fund2202010,914201910,08820188,25620178,48820167,510
Accrued, not paid, management fees22020-52019-42018-52017-52016-4
Owner's capital2202010,908201910,08420188,25120178,48420167,507
Inflow/withdrawal of capital32020-2982019182018342017-612016-101
Paid management fees32020-42019-52018-52017-42016-4
Return on fund20201,07020191,6922018-48520171,0282016447
Changes due to fluctuations in krone202058201912720182242017152016-306
Total change in market value202082620191,8322018-2332017978201635
Changes in value since first capital inflow in 1996
Total inflow of capital420203,09220193,38920183,37120173,33720163,397
Return on equity investments20204,89720194,02320182,54520173,06220162,129
Return on unlisted real estate investments1202084201985201869201753201638
Return on fixed-income investments20201,44620191,24920181,05220171,0372016955
Management fees52020-532019-482018-442017-392016-35
Changes due to fluctuations in krone20201,44820191,39020181,26320171,04020161,025
Market value of fund202010,914201910,08820188,25620178,48820167,510
Return on fund20206,42720195,35820183,66620174,15120163,123
Return after management costs20206,37420195,30920183,62220174,11120163,088

Projection for the fund's market value

In billions of kroner. Source: National budget 2021, Ministry of Finance

The calculation of the projections from 2020 onwards assumes an annual real return of 3 percent. From 2022 the withdrawal is estimated to 2.8 percent.

Source: The National budget 2021 (in Norwegian)

1 January 2001 386.6
1 January 2002 619.3
1 January 2003 604.6
1 January 2004 847.1
1 January 2005 1,011.5
1 January 2006 1,390.1
1 January 2007 1,782.8
1 January 2008 2,018.5
1 January 2009 2,279.6
1 January 2010 2,642.0
1 January 2011 3,080.9
1 January 2012 3,307.9
1 January 2013 3,824.5
1 January 2014 5,032.4
1 January 2015 6,430.6
1 January 2016 7,460.8
1 January 2017 7,509.9
1 January 2018 8,484.1
1 January 2019 8,243.4
1 January 2020 10,086.2
1 January 2021 10,300.0
1 January 2022 10,542.2
1 January 2023 10,954.9
1 January 2024 11,486.2
1 January 2025 12,091.6


Last saved: 16/06/2021

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