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Overseas debt

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Source: RBNZ
Source: RBNZ
Source: RBNZ

This data is from the Reserve Bank's M7 series that monitors our overseas debt quarterly, and it has done since June 2000. It sources the data from Statistics NZ.

It measures all liabilities owed by New Zealand to overseas creditors, including both the private sector and the public sector. (It is a broader definition than formal debt, including liabilities like for carbon credits.)

However, most of it is taken up through the banking system ...