Balance of payments and international investment position: Year ended 31 March 2022 – Stats NZ information release

Balance of payments and international investment position: Year ended 31 March 2022 – Information release

23 September 2022

Balance of payments records the value of the country’s transactions with the rest of the world. It shows changes in financial claims on, and liabilities to, the rest of the world. International investment position is a snapshot of the country’s financial assets and liabilities.

Key facts

As at 31 March 2022:

Of New Zealand’s $333.0 billion total investment abroad:

  • 69.9 percent was in the United States of America, Australia, the United Kingdom, and Japan
  • 8.3 percent was direct investment
  • 66.9 percent was portfolio investment
  • 6.4 percent was financial derivatives
  • 11.4 percent was other investment
  • 7.0 percent was reserve assets.

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