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Government bond turnover (D9)

This data summarises weekly and monthly government bond secondary market transactions in New Zealand.

17 Jun 2022 24 Jun 2022 01 Jul 2022 08 Jul 2022 15 Jul 2022 22 Jul 2022 29 Jul 2022 05 Aug 2022 12 Aug 2022
Total ($m)
Total 19,480 15,954 23,238 21,543 25,155 23,155 33,337 34,256 34,162
Nominal bonds ($m)
April 2020 - - - - - - - - -
May 2021 - - - - - - - - -
April 2023 1,291 907 1,561 1,991 2,001 3,338 7,019 13,516 15,017
May 2024 3,150 2,904 3,339 4,333 4,270 4,247 3,331 3,003 2,983
April 2025 1,768 1,293 1,944 1,663 1,339 1,113 2,902 2,339 1,451
May 2026 675 811 2,749 1,517 3,046 1,252 3,913 2,840 2,697
April 2027 2,318 1,688 3,043 1,950 2,199 1,672 2,169 3,740 2,782
May 2028 1,125 794 1,264 890 1,899 1,052 2,794 1,509 1,375
April 2029 1,125 725 1,037 909 1,319 1,289 1,102 612 868
May 2031 1,812 1,208 1,247 971 751 1,286 985 822 1,496
May 2032 1,508 1,293 1,925 2,188 2,381 2,548 2,808 1,882 1,609
April 2033 1,037 735 1,162 1,036 1,160 1,260 694 916 792
April 2037 764 611 579 1,137 1,849 1,097 765 884 560
May 2041 421 250 232 635 711 590 141 125 189
May 2051 456 611 307 314 576 506 293 198 175
Inflation indexed bonds ($m)
September 2025 316 301 318 916 681 969 3,207 592 1,216
September 2030 1,143 1,350 1,712 539 308 143 655 686 187
September 2035 525 433 784 531 634 707 547 565 680
September 2040 48 38 35 24 33 85 10 27 86

The data: coverage, periodicity, and timeliness

Coverage characteristics

Data is in millions of New Zealand dollars. The following data covering all transactions that have occurred within the New Zealand Bond Market are obtained from NZClear:

  • Weekly and monthly volume of Non-Repo transactions by bond maturity and bond type.
  • Weekly and monthly volume of Repo/All Other transactions by bond maturity and bond type.
  • Weekly and monthly volume of total transactions by bond maturity and bond type.

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Bond turnover is captured from the NZClear system, with the data recorded on the transaction settlement date. Only one side of each transaction is recorded. In respect of repurchase agreements, one side of each leg of the transaction is, therefore, recorded. Monthly and weekly data is available from January 1996.

From February 2020, splits between Non-Repo transactions and Repo/All other transactions are not available.

Periodicity

Weekly.

Timeliness

Weekly data is published on the first working day after the end of the preceding week. Monthly data is published on the first working day of the week after the end of the preceding month.

Access by the public

Data release

Data is released on the Reserve Bank’s Statistics section.

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Statistics release calendar

The Statistics Release Calendar provides a long-term plan of scheduled releases. It is updated and released on the first working day of the month.

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Integrity

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

Although there is no law that requires the RBNZ to compile and publish data on the bond turnover survey, there is an agreement between New Zealand Debt Management Office (NZDMO) and the RBNZ that the RBNZ will produce and publish a weekly Secondary Market Turnover Survey.

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

Procedures are outlined in Section 4 of the Operating rules and guidelines for domestic market operations.

Operating rules and guidelines for domestic markets

Quality

Dissemination of documentation on methodology and sources used in preparing statistics

Daily data covering all transactions are obtained from NZClear.

Dissemination of statistics that support statistical cross-checks and provide assurance of reasonableness

Not applicable.

Types of long-term government securities currently on issue are:

  • Nominal bonds, which are denominated in New Zealand dollars, issued for terms greater than one year, and have a fixed interest coupon paid semi-annually in arrears.
  • Inflation-indexed bonds (IIB), which are denominated in New Zealand dollars with a fixed coupon paid quarterly in arrears. On maturity, the principal and the indexed component of the bonds are redeemable. The index component refers to the incremental CPI adjustment from the date of bond issue to the principal due date.

Security related terminology

Maturity

The date that final repayment for a security or loan is expected to be made. Maturity data may be presented in slightly different ways depending on the particular form of the security.

Discount

The discount is the difference between the present value and the nominal value of a security.

Present value

The present value refers to the current market value of a security.

Nominal value

The nominal value of a security represents the amount to be repaid at maturity. The nominal value is recorded on the face of the document recording the entitlement, generally a certificate or bond. It is also referred to as the ‘face value’.

Coupon

A coupon represents the regular interest payment on a security (such as a bond). Coupon payments are typically annual or semi-annual.

Date first issued

The first date on which stock related to the particular security was first issued.

Repurchases and reverse repurchases

Arrangements under which one party sells a security at a specified price to another party with an agreement that the security will be repurchased at a fixed price on a specified future date. The party that sells the security upon entering the arrangement is said to be ‘repurchasing’ the security. The party that buys the security upon entering the arrangement is said to be ‘reverse repurchasing’ the security.

Other descriptions

Total New Zealand government bond turnover

The nominal of value government securities traded in the secondary market over the period specified.

Non-repo trades

This category captures secondary market trading where a permanent change of ownership has resulted.

Repo/all other

This category is intended to capture repurchase agreements, in-house transactions, the take-up of new issue bonds, and any other transactions that are not appropriately categorised as ‘non-repo’.

Symbols and conventions for summary table

Symbol or convention Definition
0 Zero or value rounded to zero
- Not applicable
.. Not available
bold Revised/new
italics Provisional
Light grey 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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