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Updated weights for Trade-Weighted Index

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Release date 10 December 2020 The annual re-weighting of the Trade-Weighted Index (TWI) takes effect on Friday 11 December 2020. The TWI is a measure of the value of the New Zealand dollar relative to the currencies of New Zealand’s major trading partners. There are 17 currencies included in the TWI and each currency is weighted using the country’s two-way goods and services trade with New Zealand. The new weights will be applied going forward. The historical calculations of the TWI are not backdated with the new weights. The current TWI weights and those that will apply for the next 12 months are: Currency Symbol Old weight New weight Chinese yuan CNY

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Release date

10 December 2020

The annual re-weighting of the Trade-Weighted Index (TWI) takes effect on Friday 11 December 2020.

The TWI is a measure of the value of the New Zealand dollar relative to the currencies of New Zealand’s major trading partners. There are 17 currencies included in the TWI and each currency is weighted using the country’s two-way goods and services trade with New Zealand.

The new weights will be applied going forward. The historical calculations of the TWI are not backdated with the new weights. The current TWI weights and those that will apply for the next 12 months are:

Currency Symbol Old weight New weight
Chinese yuan CNY 0.2290 0.2348
Australian dollar AUD 0.1919 0.1871
United States dollar USD 0.1327 0.1364
Euro zone euro EUR 0.1053 0.1042
Japanese yen JPY 0.0639 0.0607
Singapore dollar SGD 0.0387 0.0431
United Kingdom pound GBP 0.0410 0.0409
South Korean won KRW 0.0354 0.0374
Thai baht THB 0.0300 0.0269
Malaysian ringgit MYR 0.0257 0.0224
Indian rupee INR 0.0187 0.0184
Taiwanese dollar TWD 0.0172 0.0177
Indonesian rupiah IDR 0.0166 0.0171
Canadian dollar CAD 0.0156 0.0149
Vietnamese dong VND 0.0135 0.0146
Hong Kong dollar HKD 0.0151 0.0135
Philippines peso PHP 0.0097 0.0099
Scaling factor 76.6926 76.7336

Technical information about the TWI is available on the TWI weights table.

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