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Non-resident holdings of individual bonds (D31)

This data shows the value of individual New Zealand bonds owned by foreign entities.

Special Note

Introducing new Government bond

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Introducing new Government bond

16 May 2024

Today sees the introduction of the newly-issued May 2035 nominal government bond, which settled on 11 April 2024.

View all Household debt securities special notes

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The data: coverage, periodicity and timeliness

Coverage characteristics

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 release

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.

View the statistics release calendar


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.

Data quality

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

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.

Maturity date

The maturity date, as specified by the Crown when a bond is first issued, on which that bond is to be repaid.

Loan prefix

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.


Nominal value

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
- 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
  • You are free to copy, distribute and adapt these statistics subject to the conditions listed on our copyright page.