Government bond turnover - D9

06 July 2020 03:00 p.m.
Next release
13 July 2020 03:00 p.m.
Reserve Bank of New Zealand
08 May 2020 15 May 2020 22 May 2020 29 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 12 Jun 2020 19 Jun 2020 26 Jun 2020 03 Jul 2020
Total ($m)
Total 34,644 31,276 31,116 32,446 22,496 24,283 28,548 53,380 36,267
Nominal bonds ($m)
April 2020 - - - - - - - - -
May 2021 3,876 896 3,360 2,025 2,129 3,548 1,560 2,113 1,584
April 2023 6,310 3,431 4,046 5,655 4,954 3,720 6,271 7,422 5,954
May2024 - - - - - - - 23,052 7,101
April 2025 4,900 5,069 3,308 3,207 2,775 3,299 3,725 3,125 4,332
April 2027 2,492 3,310 2,258 2,864 2,096 3,185 2,317 2,497 2,285
April 2029 4,736 3,564 4,734 3,289 2,307 2,607 2,976 3,622 3,012
May 2031 4,753 3,787 3,848 5,211 3,030 2,443 3,940 3,304 3,082
April 2033 2,006 4,454 2,423 2,180 1,440 1,240 1,396 1,693 1,827
April 2037 2,396 3,507 3,649 3,407 1,985 1,824 3,569 2,526 3,299
Inflation indexed bonds ($m)
September 2025 1,578 1,780 1,765 2,527 1,024 921 1,382 1,842 1,787
September 2030 1,031 1,048 1,040 1,322 165 890 734 644 570
September 2035 146 92 262 146 190 111 172 19 242
September 2040 419 341 422 613 400 497 507 1,521 1,191

The data: coverage, periodicity, and timeliness

Coverage characteristics

Data is in millions of New Zealand dollars. The following data covering all transactions that have occurred within the New Zealand Bond Market are obtained from NZClear:

  • Weekly and monthly volume of Non-Repo transactions by bond maturity and bond type.
  • Weekly and monthly volume of Repo/All Other transactions by bond maturity and bond type.
  • Weekly and monthly volume of total transactions by bond maturity and bond type.

Bond turnover is captured from the NZClear system, with the data recorded on the transaction settlement date. Only one side of each transaction is recorded. In respect of repurchase agreements, one side of each leg of the transaction is, therefore, recorded. Monthly and weekly data is available from January 1996.

From February 2020, splits between Non-Repo transactions and Repo/All other transactions are not available.




Weekly data is published on the first working day after the end of the preceding week. Monthly data is published on the first working day of the week after the end of the preceding month.

Access by the public

Data release

Data is released on the Reserve Bank’s Statistics section.

Statistics release calendar

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Dissemination of terms and conditions under which official statistics are produced, including confidentiality of individual responses

Although there is no law that requires the RBNZ to compile and publish data on the bond turnover survey, there is an agreement between New Zealand Debt Management Office (NZDMO) and the RBNZ that the RBNZ will produce and publish a weekly Secondary Market Turnover Survey.

Provision of information about revisions and advance notice of major changes in methodology

Procedures are outlined in Section 4 of the Operating Rules and Guidelines for Domestic Market Operations.


Dissemination of documentation on methodology and sources used in preparing statistics

Daily data covering all transactions are obtained from NZClear.

Dissemination of statistics that support statistical cross-checks and provide assurance of reasonableness

Not applicable.

Types of long-term Government securities currently on issue are:

Nominal bonds which are denominated in New Zealand dollars, issued for terms greater than one year, and have a fixed interest coupon paid semi-annually in arrears.

Inflation-indexed bonds (IIB) are denominated in New Zealand dollars with a fixed coupon paid quarterly in arrears. On maturity, the principal and the indexed component of the bonds are redeemable. The index component refers to the incremental CPI adjustment from the date of bond issue to the principal due date.

Security related Terminology

The date that final repayment for a security or loan is expected to be made. Maturity data may be presented in slightly different ways depending on the particular form of the security.
The discount is the difference between the present value and the nominal value of a security.
Present value
The present value refers to the current market value of a security.
Nominal value
The nominal value of a security represents the amount to be repaid at maturity. The nominal value is recorded on the face of the document recording the entitlement, generally a certificate or bond. It is also referred to as the "face value".
A coupon represents the regular interest payment on a security (such as a bond). Coupon payments are typically annual or semi-annual.
Date first Issued
The first date on which stock related to the particular security was first issued.
Repurchases and reverse repurchases
Arrangements under which one party sells a security at a specified price to another party with an agreement that the security will be repurchased at a fixed price on a specified future date. The party which sells the security upon entering the arrangement is said to be "Repurchasing" the security. The party which buys the security upon entering the arrangement is said to be "Reverse repurchasing" the security.

Other descriptions

Total New Zealand government bond turnover
The nominal of value government securities traded in the secondary market over the period specified.
Non-Repo trades
This category captures secondary market trading where a permanent change of ownership has resulted.
Repo/all other
This category is intended to capture repurchase agreements, in-house transactions, the take-up of new issue bonds, and any other transactions that are not appropriately categorised as "Non-repo".

29 June 2020

Today sees the introduction of the newly issued May 2024 nominal government bond, which settled on 23 June 2020.

Symbols and conventions for summary table

0 Zero or value rounded to zero
- Not applicable
.. Not available
bold Revised/new
italics Provisional
light red background Historical

General notes

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