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Balance of Payments (Data Based on the BPM5)

The data through 2013 (discontinued) are posted.

Balance of Payments statistics are aggregated and estimated by the Bank of Japan, which is entrusted by the Minister of Finance under the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act. The statistics are jointly released by the Ministry of Finance and the Bank of Japan.

Data compiled based on the fifth edition of the Balance of Payments Manual (BPM5) published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and related materials are posted. For data compiled based on the sixth edition of the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6) published by the IMF and related materials, please see Balance of Payments (Data Based on the BPM6 [Data from January 2014 onward]).

Explanation

Releases

Balance of Payments

The statistics are jointly released by the Ministry of Finance and the Bank of Japan.

Gross External Debt Position of Japan

Table : Gross External Debt Position of Japan
Date Detail Data
Sep.  8, 2014 End of December 2013 - Final Figures  [ZIP 18KB]

International Investment Position of Japan (Calendar Year Data)

Table : International Investment Position of Japan (Calendar Year Data)
Date Detail Data
May  27, 2014 End of 1996-2013 (excluding securities lending)  [ZIP 16KB]
May  25, 2001 End of 1995-2000 (including securities lending)  [ZIP 11KB]

International Investment Position of Japan (Quarterly Data)

Table : International Investment Position of Japan (Quarterly Data)
Date Detail Data
Sep.  8, 2014 End of December 2013 - Final Figures  [ZIP 16KB]

Direct Investment Position by Region and Industry

Table : Direct Investment Position by Region and Industry
Date Detail Data
May  27, 2014 End of 2013  [ZIP 39KB]
May  28, 2013 End of 2012  [ZIP 39KB]
May  22, 2012 End of 2011  [ZIP 34KB]
May  24, 2011 End of 2010  [ZIP 34KB]
May  25, 2010 End of 2009  [ZIP 35KB]
May  26, 2009 End of 2008  [ZIP 35KB]
May  23, 2008 End of 2007  [ZIP 35KB]
May  25, 2007 End of 2006  [ZIP 34KB]
May  26, 2006 End of 2005  [ZIP 33KB]

Regional Direct Investment Position, Regional Portfolio Investment and Financial Derivatives Position

Table : Regional Direct Investment Position, Regional Portfolio Investment and Financial Derivatives Position
Date Detail Data
May  27, 2014 End of 2013  [ZIP 31KB]
May  28, 2013 End of 2012  [ZIP 31KB]
May  22, 2012 End of 2011  [ZIP 27KB]
May  24, 2011 End of 2010  [ZIP 28KB]
May  25, 2010 End of 2009  [ZIP 29KB]
Feb.  8, 2010 End of 2008  [ZIP 29KB]
May  23, 2008 End of 2007  [ZIP 23KB]
May  25, 2007 End of 2006  [ZIP 28KB]
May  26, 2006 End of 2005  [ZIP 28KB]
Jun.  9, 2005 End of 2004  [ZIP 19KB]
Jun.  9, 2005 End of 2003  [ZIP 19KB]
Jun.  9, 2005 End of 2002  [ZIP 19KB]
Jun.  9, 2005 Regional Direct Investment Position (End of 2001) and Regional Portfolio Investment Position (End of 2000-2001)  [ZIP 23KB]
Jun.  9, 2005 End of 2000  [ZIP 13KB]
Aug.  7, 2000 End of 1999  [ZIP 21KB]
Aug.  7, 2000 End of 1998  [ZIP 19KB]
Aug.  7, 2000 End of 1997  [ZIP 34KB]
Aug.  7, 2000 End of 1996  [ZIP 36KB]

Portfolio Investment Position (Assets) by Currency and Type of Securities

Table : Portfolio Investment Position (Assets) by Currency and Type of Securities
Date Detail Data
May  27, 2014 End of 2013  [ZIP 6KB]
May  28, 2013 End of 2012  [ZIP 6KB]
May  22, 2012 End of 2011  [ZIP 4KB]
May  24, 2011 End of 2010  [ZIP 4KB]
May  25, 2010 End of 2009  [ZIP 4KB]
May  26, 2009 End of 2008  [ZIP 4KB]
May  23, 2008 End of 2007  [ZIP 4KB]
May  25, 2007 End of 2006  [ZIP 4KB]
May  26, 2006 End of 2005  [ZIP 4KB]

Outward/Inward Direct Investment by Region and Industry

Table : Outward/Inward Direct Investment by Region and Industry
Date Detail Data
Apr.  8, 2014 2013 C.Y.  [PDF 237KB]
Apr.  8, 2014 4th quarter 2013  [PDF 214KB]
Jan. 14, 2014 3rd quarter 2013  [PDF 225KB]
Oct.  8, 2013 2nd quarter 2013  [PDF 212KB]
Jul.  8, 2013 1st quarter 2013  [PDF 219KB]
Apr.  8, 2013 2012 C.Y.  [PDF 230KB]
Apr.  8, 2013 4th quarter 2012  [PDF 221KB]
Jan. 11, 2013 3rd quarter 2012  [PDF 217KB]
Oct.  9, 2012 2nd quarter 2012  [PDF 209KB]
Jul.  9, 2012 1st quarter 2012  [PDF 239KB]
Apr.  9, 2012 2011 C.Y.  [ZIP 43KB]
Apr.  9, 2012 4th quarter 2011  [ZIP 39KB]
Jan. 12, 2012 3rd quarter 2011  [ZIP 39KB]
Oct. 11, 2011 2nd quarter 2011  [ZIP 39KB]
Jul.  8, 2011 1st quarter 2011  [ZIP 41KB]
Apr.  8, 2011 2010 C.Y.  [ZIP 43KB]
Apr.  8, 2011 4th quarter 2010  [ZIP 39KB]
Jan. 12, 2011 3rd quarter 2010  [ZIP 37KB]
Oct.  8, 2010 2nd quarter 2010  [ZIP 37KB]
Jul.  8, 2010 1st quarter 2010  [ZIP 36KB]
Apr.  8, 2010 2009 C.Y.  [ZIP 42KB]
Apr.  8, 2010 4th quarter 2009  [ZIP 35KB]
Jan. 12, 2010 3rd quarter 2009  [ZIP 38KB]
Oct.  8, 2009 2nd quarter 2009  [ZIP 34KB]
Feb.  8, 2010 1st quarter 2009  [ZIP 34KB]
Apr.  8, 2009 2008 C.Y.  [ZIP 41KB]
Apr.  8, 2009 4th quarter 2008  [ZIP 35KB]
Jan. 13, 2009 3rd quarter 2008  [ZIP 36KB]
Oct. 15, 2008 2nd quarter 2008  [ZIP 34KB]
Jul. 10, 2008 1st quarter 2008  [ZIP 34KB]
Apr. 10, 2008 2007 C.Y.  [ZIP 40KB]
Apr. 10, 2008 4th quarter 2007  [ZIP 35KB]
Jan. 16, 2008 3rd quarter 2007  [ZIP 34KB]
Oct. 11, 2007 2nd quarter 2007  [ZIP 34KB]
Jul. 11, 2007 1st quarter 2007  [ZIP 33KB]
Apr. 11, 2007 2006 C.Y.  [ZIP 39KB]
Apr. 11, 2007 4th quarter 2006  [ZIP 33KB]
Jan. 17, 2007 3rd quarter 2006  [ZIP 33KB]
Oct. 12, 2006 2nd quarter 2006  [ZIP 34KB]
Jul. 13, 2006 1st quarter 2006  [ZIP 32KB]
Apr. 12, 2006 2005 C.Y.  [ZIP 39KB]
Apr. 12, 2006 4th quarter 2005  [ZIP 34KB]
Jan. 16, 2006 3rd quarter 2005  [ZIP 35KB]
Oct. 13, 2005 2nd quarter 2005  [ZIP 34KB]
Jul. 13, 2005 1st quarter 2005  [ZIP 38KB]

List of Member Countries (OECD, ASEAN, EU)

Related Research Papers

For research papers related to Balance of Payments statistics, please see Home > International Finance > List of Research Papers Related to International Finance.

Long-Term Time-Series Data

Notices of Changes and Corrections

Notices of Changes

May  12, 2014
Revision of Seasonally Adjusted Balance of Payments Data (from January 1996 to December 2013) 
Mar. 10, 2014
Revision of Seasonally Adjusted Balance of Payments Data (from January 1996 to December 2013) 
Oct.  8, 2013
Revision of Balance of Payments Related Statistics in Japan 
May  10, 2013
Revision of Seasonally Adjusted Balance of Payments Data 
Mar.  8, 2013
Revision of Seasonally Adjusted Balance of Payments Data 
Oct. 11, 2011
Change in Source Data for Travel Credits in Japan's Balance of Payments Statistics 
Aug.  8, 2011
Change in the Classification of Insurance Claims in the Balance of Payments Statistics 
Aug.  9, 2010
Balance of Payments: Expansion of Items Released under "Services" and "Income" in the Regional Data 
Jul.  8, 2010
Balance of Payments: Release of New Data for Europe 
Mar.  8, 2010
Change in the Classification of Short-Term Gold Trading in the Balance of Payments Statistics 
Mar.  8, 2010
Balance of Payments: Expansion of Items Released under "Other Services"  
Jan. 12, 2010
Recording of SDR Allocations in the Balance of Payments Statistics (Reposted on July 26, 2016) 
Jul.  8, 2009
Updating of Source Data for "Travel" in the Balance of Payments Statistics 
Nov. 12, 2007
Revisions of the Categories of Outward Portfolio Investors in the Balance of Payments Statistics 
Jul. 11, 2007
Release of the Data for the Balance of Payments between Japan and Viet Nam 
May  25, 2007
Change in the Method for Compiling Direct Investment Position 
May  25, 2007
Release of the Market-Value Estimate of the Direct Investment Position 
Aug. 10, 2006
Release of Regional Breakdown Data for "Workers' Remittances" in the Balance of Payments Statistics 
Aug.  1, 2006
Replacement of Long-Term Time-Series Data in Regional Balance of Payments Statistics in Line with the Revision of the Methodology for Measuring Sea Freight Fares 
Jul.  4, 2006
Change in the Method for Compiling "Travel" in the Balance of Payments Statistics 
Jun. 22, 2006
Replacement of Long-Term Time-Series Data in Balance of Payments Statistics in Line with the Revision of the Methodology for Measuring Sea Freight Fares 
Jun.  5, 2006
The Outline of Survey Results on Expenditures for Traveling to Japan and Traveling Abroad 
May  26, 2006
Expansion of Released Items of International Investment Position 
Apr. 12, 2006
Expansion of Released Items of Outward / Inward Direct Investment 
Mar. 13, 2006
Expansion of Data Sources for "Workers' Remittances" 
Feb. 20, 2006
Revision of the Method for Calculating Reinvested Earnings 
Jan. 17, 2006
Change in a Definition concerning Bonds and Notes in the Balance of Payments Statistics 
Jul. 13, 2005
Release of industrial/regional breakdowns of direct investment data 
Dec. 30, 2004
Revision of Balance of Payments Related Statistics 
Apr. 12, 2004
Resumption of the Dissemination of Data Regarding the Sub-components of "Business" and "Personal" Under "Travel" in Balance of Payments Statistics 
Oct. 21, 2003
Dissemination of External Debt Statistics 
Jul. 14, 2003
Revision of Compilation Methodology for Balance of Payments Statistics on Travel in Japan  
May  24, 2002
International Investment Position (IIP): Changes of compiling methodologies of financial derivatives and securities lending 
Feb. 14, 2002
Modification of Structure on Financial Derivatives 

Notices of Corrections

Dec. 10, 2012
Revision of Balance of Payments and International Investment Position 
Sep. 10, 2012
Correction of data on "Gross External Debt Position of Japan" 
Apr.  9, 2012
Revision of "Balance of Payments Statistics" 
Apr.  8, 2011
Revision of "Balance of Payments Statistics" 
Feb.  8, 2010
Revision of "Balance of Payments Statistics" 
Feb.  8, 2010
Revision of Figures in Regional Direct Investment Position and Regional Portfolio Investment Position