Statistics news and updates

From time to time the Reserve Bank will make changes to the statistical tables and data we publish. We will provide an overview of any major changes and the planned work programme on this page.

26 July 2021 - Expanding range of loan-to-valuation data available (C30)

From today Monday 26 July, we will publish new breakdowns for residential mortgage lending by loan-to-valuation (LVR) ratios in the C30 web table.

The main change is to provide the value of new commitments before exemptions – and the corresponding exemption amounts – for more LVR thresholds:

  • LVR above 60%
  • LVR above 70%
  • LVR above 80%.

These breakdowns are now available for both the new commitments with investment property collateral; and without investment property collateral. Previously, we only published data above and below the relevant compliance thresholds.

The historical data file has been amended into a single excel file for simplicity, with longer time series where applicable, and also includes series for the lending amounts below the LVR thresholds.

The greater range of data for LVR thresholds enables more series on the percentage shares of total lending. These series will all be available in the C30 excel data file, rather than the summary web table.

12 April 2021 - Latest Statistics Update

Ceasing bank customer lending metrics

In July 2020, we began publishing weekly data on a range of bank customer lending metrics, including mortgage deferrals and business loan restructures (tables C65 and C66). This data is sourced from a weekly survey introduced to understand the impact of covid-19 and associated policy initiatives on households, businesses, and banks.

We have reviewed the need for this weekly data and decided to discontinue the survey and associated web tables. The mortgage deferral scheme came to a close at the end of March, while loan restructures have fallen away substantially in recent months.

The final publication of C65 (bank customer lending flows) and C66 (bank customer lending stocks) will be on Tuesday 13 April, and will include data for the week ended 2 April 2021.

We will continue to closely monitor banking sector data through established and robust monthly collections. This includes bank balance sheet survey asset quality information, in which we continue to track mortgage deferrals and hardship claims.

Resuming insurance financial statistics

We have updated our release calendar to reinstate insurance financial statistics, which were delayed following the data breach as advised earlier this year. The new publication date for December 2020 quarter insurance statistics will be Monday 24 May. This will include:

  • J10: Insurance income statement; and
  • J20: Insurance balance sheet.

23 March 2021 - Update to RBNZ release calendar, including Bank Financial Strength Dashboard

The RBNZ has further updated our statistics release calendar to reinstate publications throughout March and April. We continue to return towards our normal schedule for banking and other financial data.

We can now confirm a new publication date for the December 2020 quarter Bank Financial Strength Dashboard, which will be published on Thursday 15 April.

The monthly banking sector data publication schedule will fully return to normal after February month liquidity data is published on Friday 16 April. All dates are confirmed in the updated April month release calendar. The main publications still to be reinstated are insurance financial statistics.

We thank all data users for your patience and understanding as we work through the process of reinstating our statistics publications and apologise for any inconvenience the delays have caused.

Survey Reference period Series Original date New publication date
NZ debt securities January-21 and February-21 D30-D31, D35 16-March-21 25-March-21
Household balance sheet December-20 C21-C22 5-March-21 30-March-21
Foreign exchange turnover ($m daily averages) January-21 and February-21 B4 15-February-2021 and 12-March-2021 8-April-21
Bank Income Statement December-20 S20-S21 2-March-21 14-April-21
Bank Financial Strength Dashboard December-20 Key metrics 3-March-21 15-Apr-21
Liquidity February-21 L1-L3 1-April-21 16-April-21

18 March 2021 - Latest Statistics Update

Further update to RBNZ March 2021 release calendar

The RBNZ has updated our statistics release calendar to reinstate two more publications this month: NZ debt securities and the Household balance sheet.  There will be an update coming this week about publications that will be released in April.

Survey Reference period Series Original date New publication date
NZ Debt securities December-20 (revised non-res components), January-21 & February-21 D30, D31 & D35 16-March-21 25-March-21
Household balance sheet December-20 C21, C22 5-March-21 30-March-21

03 March 2021 - Latest Statistics Update

Update to RBNZ release calendar

The RBNZ has further updated our statistics release calendar to reinstate a wide range of publications throughout this month. During March we will be catching up on the remaining December month banking statistics. We will also return towards our normal schedule for banking and other financial data by adding in several publications of January and February month data.

Please note that we have not yet included the Bank Financial Strength Dashboard in our new publication schedule. We expect to include the Dashboard in our next update and are targeting publication within the first two weeks of April. Other statistics expected in April include bank income statements and insurance financial data.

We thank all data users for your patience and understanding as we work through the process of reinstating our statistics publications and apologise for any inconvenience the delays have caused.

Survey Reference period Series Original date New publication date
Liquidity December-20 L1-L3 5-February-21 5-March-21
Managed Funds December-20 T40-T48 18-February-21 9-March-21
LVR – Positions (quarterly) December-20 C35 (also C32 part update) 29-January-21 10-March-21
RBNZ February-21 R1-R3 12-March-21 12 March 2021 **
Retail interest rates January 2021 & February 2021 B3 5 February 2021 & 5 March 2021 16-March-21
Retail interest rates December 2020 & January 2021 B6 5 February 2021 & 5 March 2021 16-March-21
Retail interest rates January 2021 & February 2021 B20-B21, B25-B27 5 February 2021 & 5 March 2021 16-March-21
Credit card December 2020 & January 2021 C12-C13 26 January 2021 & 22 February 2021 16-March-21
LVR – New commitments January-21 C30-C32 25-February-21 17-March-21
Bank Balance sheet January-21 C5, C50-C52, S10, S30-S34, S40-S41 26-February-21 19-March-21
Credit card February-21 C12-C13 19-March-21 23-March-21
LVR – New commitments February-21 C30-C32 24-March-21 24 March 2021 **
Liquidity January-21 L1-L3 4-March-21 26-March-21
Bank Customer Lending Metrics January -21 & to most recent week available C65-C66 Weekly from 8-January-21 29-March-21
Bank Balance sheet February-21 C5, C50-C52, S10, S30-S34, S40-S41 31-March-21 31 March 2021 **
DTI December-20 C40-C41 18-February-21 31-March-21

** Original publication schedule maintained

RBNZ website update

We recently implemented some changes to enhance the performance of our website. As a result of this change automated traffic which accesses our site must follow good practice which is outlined in our terms of service page. If your robot, botnet or scraper is not able to access our website please get in touch with us for assistance at [email protected].

19 February 2021 - Latest Statistics Update

We advised on Friday 22 January that the RBNZ would be postponing publication of most statistical releases while we work through our response to the illegal breach of the third party Accellion FTA application.

This Stats Alert is to advise that we are now in a position to begin updating our release calendar.

We will be reinstating selected releases in stages and will provide further updates as soon as we can. The first releases to be reinstated will be:

Survey Series Original date New publication date
New mortgage commitments - LVR C30-32 29 January 19 February
Bank balance sheet C5, C50-52, S10-41 29 January 23 February
Non-bank lending institutions T1, T4, T11, T21, T31 29 January 23 February

Please provide your feedback to [email protected]

22 January 2021 - Latest Statistics Update

As previously advised, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) recently experienced an illegal breach of the file transfer software application, Accellion FTA. For more detail see Our response to Data Breach page.

We advised on Monday 18 January that publication of some of our statistical releases are on hold while we work through the investigation and response to the breach.

This Stats Alert is to inform you the RBNZ will be postponing publication of most statistical releases. We will provide an updated release calendar when we can, but we expect delays of 3-4 weeks to most publications.

Please provide your feedback to [email protected]

Read the Stats Alert – 22 January 2021 update (PDF 552KB)

16 November 2020 - Latest Statistics Update

In this Stats Alert, we introduce new series and amendments to our weekly publication of Bank Customer Lending (BCL) metrics.

The C66: Bank customer lending stocks weekly time series will now include two new series for housing (loans secured by residential mortgage). We have added stock positions for:

  • Restructured loans to interest only; and
  • Mortgage deferrals.

The missed payments series has now been moved to the C66 weekly stock reporting as this more accurately represents the nature of this data. Please provide your feedback to [email protected]

Read the Stats Alert - 16 November 2020 update (PDF 566KB)

23 July 2020 - Latest Statistics Update

In this Stats Alert, we introduce a new weekly publication of Bank Customer Lending metrics.
The data is sourced from a weekly survey the Reserve Bank introduced in late-March to better understand the impact of COVID-19 and associated policy initiatives on households, businesses and the banking sector. Please provide your feedback to [email protected]

Read the Stats Alert - 23 July 2020 update (PDF 610KB)

22 July 2020 - Latest Statistics Update

This Reserve Bank statistics update advises of additional daily time series to be published in Table B2: Wholesale interest rates. We also advise of a change in the publication date for the June 2020 quarter managed funds survey. Please provide your feedback to [email protected]

Read the Stats Alert - 22 July 2020 update (PDF 600KB)

June 2020 - Latest Statistics Update

This Reserve Bank Statistics Update provides the latest information on our statistics release calendar and introduces a new webpage to assist understanding of financial markets and the Reserve Bank balance sheet. Please provide your feedback to [email protected].

Read the Stats Alert -  June 2020 update (PDF 400KB)

April 2020 - Latest Statistics Update

The RBNZ Statistics team is now releasing key points and charts for selected data releases to improve accessibility for users. Please provide your feedback [email protected].

Read the Stats Alert -  April 2020 update (PDF 400KB)

January 2020 - Latest Statistics Update

The Reserve Bank Statistics Update email provides an overview of the latest changes and an overview of new web tables. We are also seeking feedback on our proposal to publish a set of asset quality statistics. Please provide your feedback to [email protected] by Friday 14 February 2020.

Read the January 2020 update (PDF 589KB)

October 2019 – Publishing insurer solvency statistics – request for feedback

The Reserve Bank would like to seek feedback on our proposal to publish a set of solvency statistics. Please provide your feedback to [email protected] by Friday 8 November 2019.

Read the proposal to publish a set of solvency statistics (PDF 331KB)

February 2019: Proposal for weekly Open Market Operations (D3) and Standing Facilities (D12) statistics

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand is consulting on a proposal to replace our daily D3 and D12 statistical tables with a weekly publication, which would show daily data over the week.

Read the Stats Alert - February 2019 (PDF 334KB)

November 2018 - Ceasing breakdowns for Government bond turnover (D9)

The Reserve Bank plans to discontinue the publication of Government bond turnover (D9) in its current format.

Read the Statistics update for November 2018 (PDF 200KB)

November 2018 - Latest Statistics Update email

The Reserve Bank Statistics Update email provides an overview of the latest changes and an overview of two new web tables

Read the Statistics update for November 2018 (PDF 430KB)

March 2018 – Latest Statistics Update email

The Reserve Bank Statistics Update email provides an overview of the latest changes and our planned work programme. We welcome your feedback. Please provide comments to [email protected]

Read the Statistics update for March 2018 (PDF 55KB)

February 2018 – New Insurance statistics

The Reserve Bank has begun publishing new quarterly statistics that will provide insights into the structure and activities of the insurance industry. The newly published statistics provide aggregated financial data provided by licensed insurers.

December 2017 – Update on Insurance statistics

In September, the Reserve Bank invited feedback on our plans to commence regular publication of insurance statistics sourced from licensed insurers’ reported financial data. The Reserve Bank particularly encouraged licensed insurers to provide feedback.

Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your time and effort.

We primarily received comments from licensed insurers. We have collated all the feedback and identified key themes. Please see responses to your feedback structured by the focus of our request and the key themes.

Read the Update on Insurance statistics (PDF 229KB)

November 2017 – Roll-out of new Excel file format

On 22 November 2017 we will change the format of all current Excel from .xls to .xlsx.

A file with the XLS extension is a Microsoft Excel 97-2003 Worksheet file. Later versions of Excel save spreadsheet files in the XLSX format. This change in format is required as the XLS format is becoming obsolete.

Initially we will not change the format of the Excel files that are no longer current or updated, e.g. discontinued statistics. We will look to apply the format change to these files over the next few months.

We are not changing the presentation of the data in the Excel files.

If you have any questions please contact [email protected].

October 2017 – New series added to Registered banks’ web tables

As previously communicated, we are now publishing more data sourced from the Reserve Bank’s Bank Balance Sheet survey.

This includes both a new Memo table for Banks: Balance sheet – S10 and new additional series on other tables as follows:

The new S10 Memo excel table includes breakdowns of selected:

  • Banks’ balance sheet financial instruments denominated in New Zealand dollar and foreign currency
  • Banks’ balance sheet financial instruments with a New Zealand (onshore) and non-New Zealand (offshore) counterparty

There are new additional series for lending to the commercial property sector on Banks: Assets – Loans by purpose – S31, including lending for:

  • Investment property
  • Commercial property development
  • Residential property development

There are new additional series for loans to and deposits from central government and local government which are published on Tables Banks: Assets – Loans by sector – S30 and Banks: Liabilities - Deposits by sector – S40.

If you have any questions please contact [email protected].

September 2017 - Insurance statistics - request for feedback

The Reserve Bank plans to commence regular publication of insurance statistics sourced from licensed insurers’ reported financial data.

We are interested in receiving your feedback on the proposed publication strategy.

Read a PDF of the Request for feedback (PDF 106KB).

Please provide your feedback to [email protected] by Friday 20 October 2017.

August 2017 – Latest Statistics Update email

The Reserve Bank Statistics Update email provides an overview of the latest changes and our planned work programme. We welcome your feedback. Please provide comments to [email protected].

Read the Statistics update for August 2017 (PDF 60KB)

August 2017 – Review of interest rates data collection

We are interested in receiving your feedback to better understand user needs on the following:

  • Proposed effective yields to replace business lending and effective mortgage rate series discontinued in January 2017
  • A draft plan for an extended range of interest rates, including new effective interest rates

Read the update. Please provide your feedback to [email protected] by 22 September 2017.

August 2017 – Website change to HTTPS

We have moved our website to HTTPS (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure). This means all communications between your web browser and the Reserve Bank website are encrypted.

When opening Excel or Word files using the Internet Explorer web browser, you may receive a pop-up asking you to allow the website to open web content using a programme on your computer. Please click Allow to download the file.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

July 2017 – Discontinuation of selected Non-bank web tables

We have discontinued the publication of selected non-bank web tables with the last data published as at May 2017.

  • T2 Non banks: Funding ($m)
  • T3 Non banks: Claims ($m)
  • T12 Savings institutions: Funding ($m)
  • T13 Savings institutions: Claims ($m)
  • T14 Savings institutions: Funding and claims by sector ($m)
  • T22 Deposit taking finance companies: Funding ($m)
  • T23 Deposit taking finance companies: Claims ($m)
  • T24 Deposit taking finance companies: Funding and claims by sector ($m)
  • T32 Non-deposit taking finance companies: Funding ($m)
  • T33 Non-deposit taking finance companies: Claims ($m)
  • T34 Non-deposit taking finance companies: Funding and claims

The data will still be available for users on request. Please email your request to [email protected].

This change initiative is part of a comprehensive review of statistical reporting of non-bank entities.

We are reviewing the reporting to create more coherent and comparable statistics, which are better aligned with international standards.

We currently plan to complete the review in 2018 and expect further changes to non-bank statistics.

June 2017 – Annual Agriculture Credit tables discontinued

We have discontinued the publication of the Annual Agriculture credit tables (tables C26, C27 and C28) with the last data published as at June 2016.

The Bank Balance Sheet survey collects data on a monthly basis for agriculture sub sectors of dairy, sheep and beef, horticulture and other on-farm lending. This data can be found in S31 Banks: Assets – Loans by purpose ($m) – S31.

Go to the S31 table

June 2017 – Latest Statistics Update email

The Reserve Bank Statistics Update email provides an overview of the latest changes and our planned work programme. We welcome your feedback. Please provide comments to [email protected].

Read the Statistics update for June 2017 (PDF 60KB)

June 2017 – Roll-out of new presentation of data in Excel files

Over the next few months we will continue to roll-out the new format for our Excel data files to the Reserve Bank’s statistical data tables. The most notable change in the Excel data files are data presented in vertical format with no extra columns, bold numbers, merged cells or any other formatting. This will make it easier for data users to transform the file into other ‘machine friendly’ formats such as .csv. Extra tabs also contain supplementary information about the table and the data.

June 2017 – Review of interest rates data collection

We have discontinued the publication of effective mortgage rates, business lending rate (table B3) and debt servicing series (table C21) as the new Bank Balance Sheet survey does not collect interest rates. The technical note provides more information about the new Bank Balance Sheet survey.

Go to the B3 table
Go to the C21 table
Read the technical note (PDF 673KB)

We intend to extend other Reserve Bank data collections to provide higher quality interest rate data. In the meantime, you may consider other interest rate series published in table B3 or data published by interest.co.nz as suitable alternatives. We would welcome your feedback on your interest rate information needs. Please email your comments to [email protected].

May 2017 – Changes to Household Balance Sheet statistics

The March 2017 quarter publication of the Household Balance Sheet statistics (tables C21, C22) includes revisions to a number of items in the balance sheet and the overall net wealth of the household sector. The technical note outlines the main changes to the household sector assets and liabilities and the impact on previously published data.

Go to the C21 table
Go to the C22 table
Read the technical note (PDF 476KB)

April 2017 - New Banking Sector Balance Sheet Statistics

The Reserve Bank has begun publishing new monthly statistics from the Bank Balance Sheet Survey that will provide greater insights into the structure of the banking system. The SSR tables have been discontinued.

New residential mortgage interest rates - B20
Sector credit (registered banks and non-bank lending institutions) - C5
Money and credit aggregates (depository corporations) - C50
Banks: Balance sheet ($m) - S10
Banks: Assets – Loans by sector ($m) - S30
Banks: Assets – Loans by purpose ($m) - S31
Banks: Assets – Loans by product ($m) - S32
Banks: Assets – Loans fully secured by residential mortgage by repricing ($m) - S33
Banks: Assets – Loans by industry ($m) - S34
Banks: Liabilities – Deposits by sector ($m) - S40
Banks: Liabilities – Deposits by industry ($m) - S41

Read the news release
View the web table concordance (PDF 60KB)
Read the technical note (PDF 673KB)