Government bond turnover - D9

21 September 2020 03:00 p.m.
Next release
28 September 2020 03:00 p.m.
Reserve Bank of New Zealand
24 Jul 2020 31 Jul 2020 07 Aug 2020 14 Aug 2020 21 Aug 2020 28 Aug 2020 04 Sep 2020 11 Sep 2020 18 Sep 2020
Total ($m)
Total 44,043 34,918 33,802 29,520 29,928 32,546 41,469 24,181 24,405
Nominal bonds ($m)
April 2020 - - - - - - - - -
May 2021 1,297 1,388 1,019 522 363 576 308 385 653
April 2023 3,247 3,007 2,973 3,985 2,999 3,955 4,709 3,297 2,740
May2024 6,554 7,119 6,352 4,595 4,652 9,762 6,906 4,594 3,585
April 2025 2,659 3,865 2,435 1,865 2,618 2,247 2,600 1,877 1,251
April 2027 2,962 4,086 3,196 2,981 2,830 2,859 14,112 2,716 2,980
April 2029 2,362 3,532 1,289 3,067 2,391 2,289 1,916 3,102 3,007
May 2031 2,443 3,695 4,904 2,864 3,534 3,100 2,942 2,143 3,697
April 2033 1,068 1,212 734 1,309 1,044 1,407 1,435 1,427 1,397
April 2037 3,285 2,134 3,394 2,894 2,713 1,667 1,888 1,576 1,696
May 2041 15,625 3,955 4,321 3,350 4,634 2,775 3,091 2,093 2,272
Inflation indexed bonds ($m)
September 2025 1,285 255 1,767 1,018 871 1,012 1,031 319 376
September 2030 568 357 578 295 228 241 152 299 194
September 2035 264 150 277 362 326 295 149 187 166
September 2040 423 162 562 412 725 363 230 165 391

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".

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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