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Holdings of Kauri bonds (D35)

This data shows the value of Kauri bonds on issue in New Zealand. Kauri bonds are New Zealand dollar (NZD) denominated debt security issued in New Zealand by a foreign issuer.

Previous years: Monthly:
Feb 2021 Feb 2022 Oct 2022 Nov 2022 Dec 2022 Jan 2023 Feb 2023
Kauri bonds ($m)
Total 24,765 28,655 31,780 31,780 32,080 30,080 30,380
Financial corporations 14,081 14,999 17,379 17,195 17,444 16,658 17,058
Non-financial corporations 7 - - - - - -
Central government 2,997 4,528 4,792 4,940 4,900 4,162 3,879
Local government 242 269 339 349 349 273 258
Non-profit institutions 0 - - - - - -
Households 16 22 49 49 49 45 61
Non-residents 7,392 8,837 9,221 9,248 9,338 8,942 9,124
Unallocated 29 0 0 0 0 0 0
MEMO ITEM: Non-residents
Total held by non-residents ($m) 7,392 8,837 9,221 9,248 9,338 8,942 9,124
Proportion held by non-residents (%) 29.8 30.8 29.0 29.1 29.1 29.7 30.0

The data: coverage, periodicity, and timeliness


Nominal amount of Kauri bonds (non-resident issued debt securities) on issue in New Zealand at the end of the month. We source data from New Zealand registries (Computershare, Link Market Services and NZClear), a survey of nominee companies and registered banks.

Periodicity and timeliness

We publish data approximately three weeks after the end of the reference month.

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Data release

Data is released on this page.

Statistics release calendar

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Changes in methodology

From August 2016, we have sourced data from a securities database we developed. We have backdated data to July 2015, but this may differ from previously published data due to improvements in the classification of entities to the resident or non-resident sector.

Kauri bonds

Kauri bonds

Kauri bonds are New Zealand dollar (NZD) denominated debt security issued in New Zealand by a non-resident (or foreign) issuer.

Repo eligible Kauri bonds

Repo eligible Kauri bonds are accepted by the Reserve Bank for repurchase transactions.

Repo eligible securities and haircuts

Holdings of Kauri bonds

Financial corporations

Financial corporations consist of all units that provide mainly financial services, including financial intermediation, financial risk management, liquidity transformation, and various supporting activities.

This sector includes securities held by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) and registered banks in New Zealand.

Registered banks in New Zealand

Non-financial corporations

Non-financial corporations consist of resident business enterprises that produce goods and non-financial services to sell at competitive market prices that are sufficient to generate a profit or surplus in the long term.

Central government

Central government is responsible for functions such as taxation, law and order, defence, and those responsible for advancing the economic and social well-being of the country in other ways. It also includes funded social insurance schemes that are financed independently of government general revenue, through levies on households, employers, or the self-employed.

This sector includes securities held by the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), Earthquake Commission (EQC), New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZSF), and Southern Response Earthquake Services Limited (SRESL).

Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC)

Earthquake Commission (EQC)

New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZSF)

Southern Response Earthquake Services Limited (SRESL)

Local government

Local government consists of territorial authorities and regional councils, as well as the other non-market units and non-profit institutions they control.

Non-profit institutions

Non-profit institutions (serving households) consist of resident non-market institutional units that deliver goods or services to fulfil a social need or community interest.


Households are New Zealand resident individuals, families, whänau, hapü, and marae in their role as final consumers and as owners of production factors.


The rest of the world consists of all non-resident institutional units that enter into transactions with resident units, or have other economic links with resident units.


Unallocated is used where the sector of ownership cannot be identified.


Nominal value

The nominal value of securities represents the amount to be repaid at maturity.

Repurchase agreements

Repurchase agreements (repos) are an arrangement involving the provision of securities in exchange for cash with a commitment to repurchase the same or similar securities at a fixed price, either on a specified future date.

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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