Holdings of Kauri bonds (nominal value) - D35

16 February 2018 03:00 p.m.
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Previous years: Monthly:
Jan 2016 Jan 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017 Nov 2017 Dec 2017 Jan 2018
Kauri bonds ($m)
Total 24,949 28,724 27,334 27,334 27,334 25,784 26,209
Financial corporations 10,283 11,604 11,257 11,251 11,457 11,665 11,776
Non-financial corporations 9 21 20 19 19 12 12
Central government 2,780 4,533 3,354 3,219 3,154 1,763 2,064
Local government 11 28 20 20 20 8 -
Non-profit institutions 4 5 2 2 2 0 0
Households 113 122 111 117 117 18 18
Non-residents 11,747 12,371 12,535 12,669 12,529 12,285 12,306
Unallocated 3 39 36 36 36 34 34
MEMO ITEM: Non-residents
Total held by non-residents ($m) 11,747 12,371 12,535 12,669 12,529 12,285 12,306
Proportion held by non-residents (%) 47.1 43.1 45.9 46.3 45.8 47.6 47.0

Coverage, Periodicity, and Timeliness of Data


Nominal amount of Kauri bonds (non-resident issued debt securities) on issue in New Zealand 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

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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 not be comparable with previously published data due to the inclusion of non-repo eligible Kauri bonds.

Kauri bonds

Kauri bonds

Kauri bonds are New Zealand dollar (NZD) denominated debt security issued in New Zealand by a non-resident (or foreign) issuer.

Repo-eligible Kauri bonds

Repo-eligible Kauri bonds are accepted by the Reserve Bank for repurchase transactions

Holdings of Kauri bonds

Financial corporations

Financial corporations consist of all units that provide mainly financial services, including financial intermediation, financial risk management, liquidity transformation, and various supporting activities.

This sector includes securities held by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) and registered banks in New Zealand.

Non-financial corporations

Non-financial corporations consist of resident business enterprises that produce goods and non-financial services to sell at competitive market prices that are sufficient to generate a profit or surplus in the long term.

Central government

Central government is responsible for functions such as taxation, law and order, defence, and those responsible for advancing the economic and social well-being of the country in other ways. It also includes funded social insurance schemes that are financed independently of government general revenue, through levies on households, employers, or the self-employed.

This sector includes securities held by the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), Earthquake Commission (EQC), New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZSF), and Southern Response Earthquake Services Limited (SRESL).

Local government

Local government consists of territorial authorities and regional councils, as well as the other non-market units and non-profit institutions they control.

Non-profit institutions

Non-profit institutions (serving households) consist of resident non-market institutional units that deliver goods or services to fulfil a social need or community interest.


Households are New Zealand resident individuals, families, whänau, hapü, and marae in their role as final consumers and as owners of production factors.


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.


Unallocated is used where the sector of ownership cannot be identified.


Nominal value

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

Repurchase agreements

Repurchase agreements (repos) are an arrangement involving the provision of securities in exchange for cash with a commitment to repurchase the same or similar securities at a fixed price, either on a specified future date.

Changes to New Zealand debt securities


Today the Reserve Bank published New Zealand debt securities statistics with revisions to some series.

The main change is a decline in non-resident holdings for the month of Dec 17 (table D30). This change is a reporting improvement by a nominee respondent. This revision also affects the “non-resident holdings of individual bonds” time series in table D31, as well as the “holdings of Kauri bonds” in table D35.

16 February 2018

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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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