Reserve Bank statistical balance sheet ($m) - R2

15 February 2018 03:00 p.m.
Next release
14 March 2018 03:00 p.m.
Reserve Bank of New Zealand
Previous years: Monthly:
Jan 2016 Jan 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017 Nov 2017 Dec 2017 Jan 2018
Monetary gold and holdings of SDR - - - - - - -
Currency and deposits 9,330 11,549 10,704 15,403 14,675 15,309 12,882
Securities other than shares 13,803 11,397 14,569 14,821 13,995 12,055 14,460
Loans and reverse repurchase agreements 3,606 2,068 901 512 805 282 1,092
Shares and other equity assets 154 139 151 158 160 155 153
Financial derivatives 356 930 517 346 295 753 1,193
Other accounts receivable 215 26 17 33 12 79 264
Nonfinancial assets 85 103 145 145 146 143 143
TOTAL ASSETS 27,548 26,212 27,004 31,417 30,088 28,775 30,187
Currency in circulation 5,817 5,978 5,949 6,055 6,233 6,687 6,359
Deposits included in broad money - - - - - - -
Deposits excluded from broad money 13,865 13,892 14,703 16,249 14,976 12,428 16,317
Securities included in broad money - - - - - - -
Securities excluded from broad money 823 799 523 1,543 2,225 4,211 1,598
Loans and repurchase agreements 2,594 2,339 2,220 2,721 2,242 1,738 2,054
Financial derivatives 1,311 453 469 1,063 878 583 555
Other accounts payable 160 166 305 762 429 101 326
Shares and other equity capital 2,979 2,584 2,835 3,025 3,104 3,026 2,979
TOTAL LIABILITIES 27,548 26,212 27,004 31,417 30,088 28,775 30,187

The Data: Coverage, Periodicity, and Timeliness

Coverage characteristics

The table shows assets and liabilities as at end of month in millions of New Zealand dollars. All assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currency are converted into New Zealand dollars at the relevant exchange rates at balance date. The data starts from December 2001.

The table excludes New Zealand accounts with the IMF. IMF accounts are managed by the Debt Management Office at the New Zealand Treasury and can be accessed at

R2 presents balance sheet accounts by instrument and currency. The format follows guidelines described in the Monetary and Financial Statistics Manual (IMF 2000) and Compilation Guide (IMF 2008), modified to meet confidentiality requirements. Some items common to R2 and the accounting balance sheet may differ in value due to methodological and presentational differences.

The relevant financial instruments are:

  • Monetary gold and SDR
  • Currency and Deposits
  • Securities other than shares
  • Loans
  • Shares and other equity
  • Financial derivatives
  • Other accounts payable/receivable
  • Nonfinancial assets




Data is released two to three weeks after the reference month.

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Provisional data are italicised. Data are deemed provisional when a series is under review. New data, or revised data, are in bold font.
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The statistical data are prepared using guidelines contained in the Monetary and Financial Statistics Manual (IMF 2000) and subsequent Compilation Guide (IMF 2008) available from


Monetary gold and holdings of SDR

Nil. During 1998/1999, the Reserve Bank's role as holder of International Monetary Fund Special Drawing Rights (SDR) was transferred to the New Zealand Treasury. The foreign currency assets and liabilities transferred to the New Zealand Treasury were of equal value.

Currency and deposit

Holdings of foreign notes and coin

Physical currency issued by foreign central banks or emitting institutions held by RBNZ. Nil.

Transferable deposits

Current account balances

Other deposits

Deposits other than transferable balances

Securities other than shares

Marketable securities and negotiable financial instruments other than share equities


Loans and advances including securities repurchase agreements

Shares and other equity

Shareholding in the Bank for International Settlement (BIS)

Financial derivatives

Derivative financial instruments in a notional gain position

Other accounts receivable

Settlement accounts, items in the process of collection, dividends and other receivables

Non-financial assets

Fixed assets, inventories and other non-financial assets


Currency in circulation

Notes and coin issued by the Reserve Bank excluding currency held in inventory

Deposits included in Broad Money

RBNZ deposit accounts included in the national definition of broad money

Deposits excluded from Broad Money

RBNZ deposit accounts excluded from the national definition of broad money

Securities other than shares, included in Broad Money

Marketable securities included in the national definition of broad money

Securities other than shares, excluded from Broad Money

Marketable securities excluded from the definition of broad money


Loans and advances including securities repurchase agreements

Financial derivatives

Derivative financial instruments in a notional loss position

Other accounts payable

Include securities settlement accounts, dividends payable and other accounts payable

Shares and other equity

Capital, reserves and valuation adjustment

Symbols and conventions for summary table

0 Value rounded to zero
- Zero or 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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