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The Results of BIS International Locational Banking Statistics and International Consolidated Banking Statistics in Japan (end-June 2016)

September 16, 2016
Bank of Japan
Financial Markets Department

Overview

Data

The Bank of Japan releases the BIS International Locational Banking Statistics (LBS) and International Consolidated Banking Statistics (CBS) in Japan, starting from the data for end-June 1998.

The Bank of Japan is today releasing the results for end-June 2016. The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) will aggregate the results of LBS and CBS in Japan and of other countries/economies, and will release global results on the BIS website.

Note:Some data items and memorandum items have breaks in series. Please see footnotes in the time series data files under Long-Term Time-Series Data.

Outline of BIS International Locational Banking Statistics in Japan

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) releases the statistics based on data collected from the participating central banks on a quarterly basis. The BIS aggregates the data obtained from central banks of 44 countries/economies. Collection of data by the BIS started in the first half of the 1970s. The data are widely used to analyze international capital flows through the international banking sector. The Bank of Japan releases the results of the statistics pertaining to Japan.

  • Reporting banks
    Reporting banks are those located in Japan and in principle authorized to conduct business in the Japan Offshore Market. They include the affiliates (branches and subsidiaries) of foreign-owned banks located in Japan and exclude the affiliates of Japanese banks located abroad. For example, the Tokyo branch of a U.S. bank is classified as a "bank located in Japan," and the London branch of a Japanese bank is classified as a "bank located in the United Kingdom."
  • Frequency
    Quarterly at the end of March, June, September, and December.
  • Reported items
    All balance-sheet positions that represent financial claims or liabilities vis-à-vis non-residents in yen and in foreign currencies are reported. Positions through inter-office accounts and those on trust accounts are also included. Balance-sheet positions that represent financial assets or liabilities vis-à-vis residents in foreign currencies are reported separately for reference.
  • Sector classification
    Released data are classified by the sectors of counterparties, i.e., bank sector (of which related offices) and non-bank sector (of which non-bank financial institutions).

Outline of BIS International Consolidated Banking Statistics in Japan

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) releases the statistics based on data collected from the participating central banks on a quarterly basis. The BIS aggregates the data obtained from central banks of 31 countries/economies. Collection of data by the BIS started in the first half of the 1980s. The data are widely used to assess the country-risk exposure of major individual nationality banking groups. The Bank of Japan releases the results of the statistics pertaining to Japan.

  • Reporting banks
    Reporting banks are those headquartered in Japan and in principle authorized to conduct business in the Japan Offshore Market.
  • Frequency
    Quarterly at the end of March, June, September, and December.
  • Reported items
    (Immediate borrower basis)
    Claims on an immediate borrower basis identify counterparties according to the countries/economies in which the immediate borrower is located. Consolidated asset positions of reporting banks' balance-sheet items on cross-border claims of their head office, branches, and subsidiaries in any currency and on local claims of their foreign branches and subsidiaries in non-local currencies are to be reported. Positions of reporting banks' inter-office accounts are excluded, while those on trust accounts are included. Local currency positions of reporting banks' foreign branches and subsidiaries with local residents are reported separately.

    (Ultimate risk basis)
    Claims on an ultimate risk basis identify counterparties according to the countries/economies in which the ultimate risk lies. Consolidated asset positions of reporting banks' balance-sheet items on cross-border claims and on local claims of their head office, branches, and subsidiaries in any currency are to be reported. Positions of reporting banks' inter-office accounts are excluded, while those on trust accounts are included.

Inquiries

Financial Markets Statistics Group, Coordination and Market Analysis Division, Financial Markets Department

E-mail : post.fmd@boj.or.jp

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