Reserve Bank statistical balance sheet ($m) - R2

13 March 2020 03:00 p.m.
Next release
16 April 2020 03:00 p.m.
Reserve Bank of New Zealand
Previous years: Monthly:
Feb 2018 Feb 2019 Oct 2019 Nov 2019 Dec 2019 Jan 2020 Feb 2020
Monetary gold and holdings of SDR - - - - - - -
Currency and deposits 13,141 15,680 11,895 10,877 10,601 11,486 11,606
Securities other than shares 14,743 16,240 11,208 12,615 12,567 17,079 17,866
Loans and reverse repurchase agreements 833 3,190 1,346 1,070 600 1,142 1,359
Shares and other equity assets 155 164 180 179 172 180 188
Financial derivatives 674 444 176 241 425 151 106
Other accounts receivable 136 174 225 28 60 4 4
Nonfinancial assets 143 158 172 175 173 173 174
TOTAL ASSETS 29,826 36,050 25,203 25,185 24,599 30,214 31,302
Currency in circulation 6,331 6,719 7,015 7,086 7,555 7,268 7,160
Deposits included in broad money - - - - - - -
Deposits excluded from broad money 16,581 23,211 11,754 11,846 10,606 16,495 16,341
Securities included in broad money - - - - - - -
Securities excluded from broad money 884 180 400 810 1,225 320 1,068
Loans and repurchase agreements 1,439 1,999 1,791 1,591 1,592 1,589 1,588
Financial derivatives 620 602 1,021 930 634 1,135 1,819
Other accounts payable 1,002 640 385 109 235 546 358
Shares and other equity capital 2,968 2,701 2,836 2,814 2,752 2,862 2,969
TOTAL LIABILITIES 29,826 36,050 25,203 25,185 24,599 30,214 31,302

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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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.


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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).

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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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