Reserve Bank statistical balance sheet ($m) - R2

12 April 2019 03:00 p.m.
Next release
14 May 2019 03:00 p.m.
Reserve Bank of New Zealand
Previous years: Monthly:
Mar 2017 Mar 2018 Nov 2018 Dec 2018 Jan 2019 Feb 2019 Mar 2019
Monetary gold and holdings of SDR - - - - - - -
Currency and deposits 12,604 12,546 13,866 14,953 14,752 15,680 13,840
Securities other than shares 11,969 14,659 12,713 14,109 17,165 16,240 11,255
Loans and reverse repurchase agreements 756 1,056 1,251 100 1,244 3,190 294
Shares and other equity assets 149 155 157 162 160 164 163
Financial derivatives 406 512 737 235 566 444 347
Other accounts receivable 45 50 98 9 45 174 118
Nonfinancial assets 114 142 146 145 156 158 159
TOTAL ASSETS 26,041 29,121 28,967 29,713 34,089 36,050 26,176
Currency in circulation 5,897 6,497 6,677 7,174 6,805 6,719 6,701
Deposits included in broad money - - - - - - -
Deposits excluded from broad money 13,798 16,208 16,955 16,089 21,468 23,211 13,588
Securities included in broad money - - - - - - -
Securities excluded from broad money 370 613 135 440 345 180 750
Loans and repurchase agreements 2,412 1,700 2,001 2,001 1,996 1,999 1,597
Financial derivatives 641 593 510 1,181 528 602 622
Other accounts payable 150 472 106 142 294 640 195
Shares and other equity capital 2,774 3,039 2,583 2,687 2,652 2,701 2,723
TOTAL LIABILITIES 26,041 29,121 28,967 29,713 34,089 36,050 26,176

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.

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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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The information is disseminated by the Reserve Bank as a service to the public in a format that preserves the confidentiality of transactions. The function and operations of the Reserve Bank are governed by the Reserve Bank Act 1989.

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

Provisional data are italicised. Data are deemed provisional when a series is under review. New data, or revised data, are in bold font. This applies to the summary table only and not excel files. 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 as a special note.


Dissemination of documentation on methodology and sources used in preparing statistics

The statistical data are prepared using guidelines contained in the Monetary and Financial Statistics Manual (IMF 2000) and subsequent Compilation Guide (IMF 2008).

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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 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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