Standard & Poor's credit rating for New Zealand stands at AA+ with stable outlook. Moody's credit rating for New Zealand was last set at Aaa with stable outlook. Fitch's credit rating for New Zealand was last reported at AA with positive outlook. In general, a credit rating is used by sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and other investors to gauge the credit worthiness of New Zealand thus having a big impact on the country's borrowing costs. This page includes the government debt credit rating for New Zealand as reported by major credit rating agencies.


AgencyRatingOutlookDate
S&PAA+ Stable Feb 21 2021
FitchAA Positive Jan 22 2020
S&PAA Positive Jan 30 2019
FitchAA Stable Jan 26 2016
FitchAA Positive Jul 08 2014
S&PAA Stable Sep 29 2011
FitchAA Stable Sep 29 2011
S&PAA+ Negative Nov 21 2010
FitchAA+ Negative Jul 15 2009
S&PAA+ Stable May 27 2009
S&PAA+ Negative Jan 12 2009
FitchAA+ Stable Aug 18 2003
Moody'sAaa Stable Oct 20 2002
FitchAA Stable Mar 27 2002
S&PAA+ Stable Mar 06 2001
Moody'sAa2 Stable Sep 23 1998
S&PAA+ Negative Sep 09 1998
Moody'sAa1 Negative Watch Jun 04 1998
Moody'sAa1 Stable Feb 26 1996
S&PAA+ Stable Jan 31 1996
Moody'sAa2 Positive Watch Jan 03 1996
S&PAA Stable Dec 22 1994
S&PAA Positive Jul 07 1994
Moody'sAa2 Stable Mar 16 1994
Moody'sAa3 Positive Watch Feb 22 1994
S&PAA- Stable Jan 22 1991
S&PAA Negative Jun 26 1989
S&PAA N/A Nov 02 1986
Moody'sAa3 Stable Aug 15 1986
Moody'sAa Stable Oct 17 1984
S&PAA+ N/A Apr 29 1983
Moody'sAaa Stable Jun 29 1977
S&PAAA N/A Nov 01 1976
Moody'sAa Stable Jul 10 1975
Moody'sBaa Stable Jul 01 1965
S&PBBB N/A Sep 29 1961