Reserve Bank statistical balance sheet ($m) - R2

14 December 2017 03:00 p.m.
Next release
16 January 2018 03:00 p.m.
Reserve Bank of New Zealand
Previous years: Monthly:
Nov 2015 Nov 2016 Jul 2017 Aug 2017 Sep 2017 Oct 2017 Nov 2017
Monetary gold and holdings of SDR - - - - - - -
Currency and deposits 6,860 9,595 10,137 9,965 10,704 15,403 14,675
Securities other than shares 15,259 11,853 13,008 15,758 14,569 14,821 13,995
Loans and reverse repurchase agreements 2,273 1,939 200 1,118 901 512 805
Shares and other equity assets 152 145 144 151 151 158 160
Financial derivatives 550 611 825 431 517 346 295
Other accounts receivable 230 175 60 8 17 33 12
Nonfinancial assets 87 98 143 144 145 145 146
TOTAL ASSETS 25,411 24,416 24,518 27,575 27,004 31,417 30,088
Currency in circulation 5,624 5,873 5,882 5,908 5,949 6,055 6,233
Deposits included in broad money - - - - - - -
Deposits excluded from broad money 11,180 12,154 12,265 15,378 14,703 16,249 14,976
Securities included in broad money - - - - - - -
Securities excluded from broad money 1,295 480 607 340 523 1,543 2,225
Loans and repurchase agreements 2,919 2,418 2,349 2,189 2,220 2,721 2,242
Financial derivatives 1,100 685 434 668 469 1,063 878
Other accounts payable 431 133 284 242 305 762 429
Shares and other equity capital 2,863 2,673 2,695 2,850 2,835 3,025 3,104
TOTAL LIABILITIES 25,411 24,416 24,518 27,575 27,004 31,417 30,088

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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