Share prices since 1914

This is a composite index put together from a number of historic indices. The Benchmark Index has been used for the period from 1996. For the period between 1983 and 1996, the Total Index has been used. Both of these indices are total return indices, meaning that they include dividend payments. For the period before 1983, various share price indices have been used, which means only share price performance is measured. For some periods, e.g. during World War I, very high dividends were paid. Norges Bank (*) has put the index together for the period before 1983 using a range of sources, including from Statistics Norway.

(* Jan Tore Klovland, Historical stock price indices in Norway 1914– 2003)