Non-resident holdings of individual bonds (nominal value) - D31

16 November 2017 03:00 p.m.
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Coverage, Periodicity, and Timeliness of Data


Non-resident holdings of nominal and inflation indexed bonds at the end of the month.

Data is sourced from New Zealand registries (Computershare, Link Market Services, and NZClear), a survey of nominee companies and registered banks.

Periodicity and Timeliness

Data is published monthly approximately three weeks after the end of the reference month.

Access by the Public

Data Release

Data is released on this page, Reuters and Bloomberg at the same time.

Statistics Release Calendar

The Statistics Release Calendar provides a long-term plan of scheduled releases. It is updated and released on the first working day of the month.


Changes in methodology

From August 2016 data has been sourced from a securities database developed by the Reserve Bank.

Data has been backdated to July 2015 but may differ from previously published data due to improvements in the classification of entities to the resident or non-resident sector..

Data quality

The total amount of government securities on issue matches the data published by the NZDMO. In instances where the Reserve Bank repurchases government securities on behalf of the NZDMO, the data will not reconcile with that of NZDMO. Data for this is published in the Open market operations table (D3).

Individual government bonds

Nominal bonds

Nominal bonds are wholesale fixed-term debt securities the Crown issues to and repurchases from registered tender counterparties. Nominal bonds have an initial maturity of one year or more.

Inflation indexed bonds

Inflation-indexed bonds are wholesale fixed-term debt securities with an inflation-indexed component. Inflation-indexed bonds are issued to registered tender counterparties and have an initial maturity of one year or more.

Maturity date

The maturity date, as specified by the Crown when a Bond is first issued, on which that Bond is to be repaid.

Loan prefix

The loan prefix is a code allocated to a Bond consisting of a 2-digit month and 2-digit year e.g. GB1217 is the nominal bond maturing in December 2017.


Nominal value

The nominal value of securities represents the amount to be repaid at maturity.

Bonds available in the secondary market

The nominal bonds, inflation indexed bonds and treasury bills that are available for trading in the secondary market. This excludes securities held by RBNZ, EQC and SRESL who do not hold them for trading purposes.


The rest of the world consists of all non-resident institutional units that enter into transactions with resident units, or have other economic links with resident units.

Proportion held by non-residents

Bonds held by non-residents as a percentage of the total available in the secondary market. The total available in the secondary market excludes bonds held by RBNZ, EQC and SRESL.

Roll-out of new Excel file format

On 22 November 2017 we will change the format of all current Excel from .xls to .xlsx.

A file with the XLS extension is a Microsoft Excel 97-2003 Worksheet file. Later versions of Excel save spreadsheet files in the XLSX format. This change in format is required as the XLS format is becoming obsolete.

Initially we will not change the format of the Excel files that are no longer current or updated, e.g. discontinued statistics. We will look to apply the format change to these files over the next few months.

We are not changing the presentation of the data in the Excel files.

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15 November 2017

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General notes

  • Individual figures may not sum to the totals due to rounding
  • Percentage changes are calculated on unrounded numbers
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