Reserve Bank analytical accounts ($m) - R3

Released
12 April 2019 03:00 p.m.
Next release
14 May 2019 03:00 p.m.
Source
Reserve Bank of New Zealand
Periodicity
Monthly
Previous years: Monthly:
Mar 2017 Mar 2018 Nov 2018 Dec 2018 Jan 2019 Feb 2019 Mar 2019
ASSETS
Net foreign assets 21,319 23,526 21,226 22,352 25,123 23,827 22,081
Claims on non-residents 22,375 24,794 21,932 23,390 25,844 24,981 22,700
less Liabilities to non-residents 1,056 1,268 706 1,038 721 1,155 619
Claims on other depository corporations 79 598 1,344 120 748 2,649 41
Net claims on central government -4,858 -4,999 -5,867 -4,504 -8,956 -9,489 -4,479
Claims on central government 3,471 3,584 5,541 6,053 7,338 8,258 3,273
less Liabilities to central government (1) 8,329 8,583 11,408 10,557 16,294 17,748 7,752
Claims on other sectors 3 3 4 4 3 3 3
LIABILITIES
Monetary base 13,230 15,392 13,888 14,637 13,833 13,993 14,058
Currency in circulation 5,897 6,497 6,677 7,174 6,805 6,719 6,701
Liabilities to other depository corporations (2) 7,334 8,895 7,211 7,463 7,028 7,275 7,357
Liabilities to other sectors - - - - - - -
Other liabilities to other depository corporations 546 736 274 685 481 346 916
Deposits and securities excluded from monetary base - - - - - - -
Loans - - - - - - -
Financial derivatives - - - - - - -
Shares and other equity capital 2,774 3,039 2,583 2,687 2,652 2,701 2,723
Other items (net) -7 -39 -37 -37 -48 -51 -51
MEMORANDUM ITEMS
(1) Crown settlement accounts 6,359 6,882 9,407 8,556 14,298 15,749 6,154
(2) Settlement institutions' balances 7,334 8,895 7,211 7,463 7,028 7,275 7,357

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.

Go to the Treasury site for more information.

R3 shows balance sheet accounts classified by broad institutional sector of counterparties. Net foreign assets are net claims on non-residents and include such reserves as defined in the International Reserves and Foreign Currency Liquidity (IMF 2001 & 2012) plus other relevant assets of RBNZ. The main aggregates on the liability side are the monetary base, liabilities to other depository corporations and the Reserve Bank's capital equity.

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 main counterparty sub-sectors in the New Zealand economy are:

  • Financial Corporations
    • Reserve Bank of New Zealand
    • Other Depository Corporations
      • Registered Banks
        • Private registered banks
        • Government registered bank
      • Savings institutions
        • Credit Unions
        • Building Societies
      • Deposit taking finance companies
      • Managed funds (PIE funds)
    • Other financial corporations
      • Insurance companies
      • Pension funds
      • Other financial corporations except insurance and pension funds
  • Nonfinancial corporations
    • Private producer enterprises
    • Producer boards
    • Government enterprises
      • Central government enterprises
      • Local government enterprises
  • General government
    • Central government
      • Central government
      • Funded Social Security schemes
    • Local government
    • Rūnanga Iwi
  • Other resident sectors
    • Households
    • Non-profit institutions serving households

Periodicity

Monthly

Timeliness

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

Access by the public

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Integrity

Dissemination of terms and conditions under which official statistics are produced, including confidentiality of individual responses

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.

Quality

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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Official reserve assets (MFSM 2000)

RBNZ gross liquid claims on non-residents, excluding New Zealand accounts with the IMF. Include securities encumbered in repurchase agreements and similar reverse transactions. For international reserves data defined according to Balance of Payments/International Investment Position (IIP) standards, see table E1 and SDDS.

Monetary base

A set of liquid liabilities that, according to MFSM 2000, supports the expansion of broad money and credit. Also referred to as high-powered money, the concept includes currency in circulation outside RBNZ and settlement accounts of depository corporations at RBNZ. Exclude Reserve Bank Bills issued by RBNZ. Compulsory reserve requirements on depository corporations were abolished in February 1985

Short term

Financial instruments with original maturities of one year or less

Long term

Financial instruments with original maturities of over one year

Repurchase agreements

Securities repurchases, reverse repurchases and securities lending are classified as collateralised loans

Other depository corporations (ODC)

Registered banks and other deposit taking institutions operating in New Zealand

Other financial corporations (OFC)

Insurance companies, pension funds and other non-deposit taking financial corporations

Central government

Government departments, local authorities, Rūnanga Iwi and funded social security schemes

Public non-financial corporations

Government and local authority trading enterprises

Other non-financial corporations

Private producer enterprises

Other resident sectors

Households and non-profit institutions serving households

Non-residents

Entities whose centre of economic interest is located outside New Zealand territories

Memorandum item: Crown settlement accounts

Transferable deposits of the central government at the Reserve Bank

Memorandum item: Settlement institutions balances

Transferable deposits of ESAS account holders at the Reserve Bank. Settlement institutions include several registered banks and other approved financial institutions

MFSM 2000

Statistical methodology and guidelines contained in the Monetary and Financial Statistics Manual, IMF 2000

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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