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Data are published as end of month figures in millions of New Zealand dollars.
The following data is collected and is detailed further in the Series description:
Data on liabilities and assets denominated in foreign currency are also included in table R1.
The series start from July 2004.
Data is released on the last week of the month after the end of the reference month. An exception to this is information as at the end of the financial year (June) which is published in the first week of August.
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.
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The information is disseminated by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand as a service to the public.
Provisional data are italicised. Data are deemed provisional when a series is under review. New data, or revised data, are in bold font. Revisions are generally published when the table is next due to be updated and released. Should revisions need to be made more promptly, a note is posted on the website.
Any major changes in methodology will be posted here on this website.
Series data are prepared in accordance with New Zealand generally accepted accounting practice. Specific accounting policies are disclosed in the Reserve Bank's Annual Report.
The full Reserve Bank Annual Report (subject to audit).
Data are consistent with the Reserve Bank of New Zealand liabilities and assets on table R1.
Last updated September 2014
Foreign currency assets are the aggregate foreign currency assets reported in table R1.
This includes all foreign currency denominated assets on a trade date basis valued using accounting policies disclosed in the Reserve Bank Annual Report.
For clarification, foreign currency denominated assets include:
Unsettled foreign currency spot and swap transactions are included at the net value of the contract, so that the reported foreign currency asset (or liability) is reduced by the unsettled amount of the New Zealand dollar value the transaction.
Foreign currency liabilities are the aggregate foreign currency liabilities reported in table R1.
This includes all foreign currency denominated liabilities on a trade date basis valued using accounting policies disclosed in the Reserve Bank Annual Report.
For clarification, foreign currency denominated liabilities include:
Generally represents the outstanding second leg of foreign currency swaps and also includes outright forward transactions. Where the first leg is also unsettled then both legs are netted. A negative number represents a net aggregate obligation to deliver foreign currency under those contracts.
The Bank's net foreign currency exposure arising from foreign currency assets, foreign currency liabilities and derivative contracts. A positive number represents an aggregate net "long" exposure to foreign currencies. The Reserve Bank's long and short exposures to various currencies are netted.
Foreign currency assets that are readily liquefiable less foreign currency liabilities that fall due in the next 12 months. Excludes balances held to hedge operating and capital expenditure commitments and items that cannot be liquidated easily (BIS share investment and mark to market of swaps). Includes foreign currency-denominated assets held as part of Domestic Market Operations.
The net value of outright sales and purchases of New Zealand dollars on a trade date basis. A positive number represents net purchases of New Zealand dollars during the month. This excludes purchases of foreign currency in respect of the Bank's operating expenses that are foreign currency denominated.
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