Reserve Bank statistical balance sheet ($m) - R2

16 January 2020 03:00 p.m.
Next release
17 February 2020 03:00 p.m.
Reserve Bank of New Zealand
Previous years: Monthly:
Dec 2017 Dec 2018 Aug 2019 Sep 2019 Oct 2019 Nov 2019 Dec 2019
Monetary gold and holdings of SDR - - - - - - -
Currency and deposits 15,309 14,953 13,835 14,573 11,895 10,877 10,601
Securities other than shares 12,055 14,109 10,445 11,010 11,208 12,615 12,567
Loans and reverse repurchase agreements 282 100 2,985 646 1,346 1,070 600
Shares and other equity assets 155 162 178 183 180 179 172
Financial derivatives 753 235 189 245 176 241 425
Other accounts receivable 79 9 16 131 225 28 60
Nonfinancial assets 143 145 174 174 172 175 173
TOTAL ASSETS 28,775 29,713 27,822 26,962 25,203 25,185 24,599
Currency in circulation 6,687 7,174 6,780 6,851 7,015 7,086 7,555
Deposits included in broad money - - - - - - -
Deposits excluded from broad money 12,428 16,089 13,521 13,467 11,754 11,846 10,606
Securities included in broad money - - - - - - -
Securities excluded from broad money 4,211 440 1,112 595 400 810 1,225
Loans and repurchase agreements 1,738 2,001 1,590 1,591 1,791 1,591 1,592
Financial derivatives 583 1,181 1,460 1,426 1,021 930 634
Other accounts payable 101 142 565 194 385 109 235
Shares and other equity capital 3,026 2,687 2,795 2,839 2,836 2,814 2,752
TOTAL LIABILITIES 28,775 29,713 27,822 26,962 25,203 25,185 24,599

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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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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