Non-resident holdings of individual bonds (D31)
This data shows the value of individual New Zealand bonds owned by foreign entities.
The data: coverage, periodicity and timeliness
Non-resident holdings of nominal and inflation indexed bonds 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.
Access by the public
Data is released on this page, Refinitiv and Bloomberg at the same time.
Statistics release calendar
The statistics release calendar provides a long-term plan of scheduled releases. We update and release it on the first working day of the month.
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.
The total amount of government securities on issue matches the data the NZDMO publishes. In instances where we repurchase government securities on behalf of the NZDMO, the data will not reconcile with that of NZDMO.
We publish this data in the Open market operations table (D3).
Individual government bonds
Nominal bonds are wholesale fixed-term debt securities the Crown issues to and repurchases from registered tender counterparties. Nominal bonds have an initial maturity of one year or more.
Inflation indexed bonds
Inflation-indexed bonds are wholesale fixed-term debt securities with an inflation-indexed component. Inflation-indexed bonds are issued to registered tender counterparties and have an initial maturity of one year or more.
The maturity date, as specified by the Crown when a bond is first issued, on which that bond is to be repaid.
The loan prefix is a code allocated to a bond consisting of a two-digit month and two-digit year; for example, GB1217 is the nominal bond maturing in December 2017.
The nominal value of securities represents the amount to be repaid at maturity.
Bonds available in the secondary market
The nominal bonds, inflation indexed bonds and Treasury bills that are available for trading in the secondary market. This excludes securities held by us, EQC and SRESL, who do not hold them for trading purposes.
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.
Proportion held by non-residents
Bonds held by non-residents as a percentage of the total available in the secondary market. The total available in the secondary market excludes bonds held by us, EQC and SRESL.
Symbols and conventions for summary table
|Symbol or convention||Definition|
|0||Zero or value rounded to zero|
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- Individual figures may not sum to the totals due to rounding
- Percentage changes are calculated on unrounded numbers
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View other data in the New Zealand debt securities statistics series.