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Balance of Payments (Data Based on the BPM5)

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

Date Detail Data
Mar. 10, 2014End of December - Preliminary Estimate, End of September - Revised Estimate  [ZIP 13KB]

International Investment Position of Japan (Calendar Year Data)

Date Detail Data
May  28, 2013End of 1996-2012 (excluding securities lending)  [ZIP 15KB]
May  25, 2001End of 1995-2000 (including securities lending)  [ZIP 11KB]

International Investment Position of Japan (Quarterly Data)

Date Detail Data
Mar. 10, 2014End of December - Preliminary Estimate, End of September - Revised Estimate  [ZIP 12KB]

Direct Investment Position by Region and Industry

Date Detail Data
May  28, 2013End of 2012  [ZIP 39KB]
May  22, 2012End of 2011  [ZIP 34KB]
May  24, 2011End of 2010  [ZIP 34KB]
May  25, 2010End of 2009  [ZIP 35KB]
May  26, 2009End of 2008  [ZIP 35KB]
May  23, 2008End of 2007  [ZIP 35KB]
May  25, 2007End of 2006  [ZIP 34KB]
May  26, 2006End of 2005  [ZIP 33KB]

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

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

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

Date Detail Data
May  28, 2013End of 2012  [ZIP 6KB]
May  22, 2012End of 2011  [ZIP 4KB]
May  24, 2011End of 2010  [ZIP 4KB]
May  25, 2010End of 2009  [ZIP 4KB]
May  26, 2009End of 2008  [ZIP 4KB]
May  23, 2008End of 2007  [ZIP 4KB]
May  25, 2007End of 2006  [ZIP 4KB]
May  26, 2006End of 2005  [ZIP 4KB]

Outward/Inward Direct Investment by Region and Industry

Date Detail Data
Apr.  8, 20142013 C.Y.  [PDF 237KB]
Apr.  8, 20144th quarter 2013  [PDF 214KB]
Jan. 14, 20143rd quarter 2013  [PDF 225KB]
Oct.  8, 20132nd quarter 2013  [PDF 212KB]
Jul.  8, 20131st quarter 2013  [PDF 219KB]
Apr.  8, 20132012 C.Y.  [PDF 230KB]
Apr.  8, 20134th quarter 2012  [PDF 221KB]
Jan. 11, 20133rd quarter 2012  [PDF 217KB]
Oct.  9, 20122nd quarter 2012  [PDF 209KB]
Jul.  9, 20121st quarter 2012  [PDF 239KB]
Apr.  9, 20122011 C.Y.  [ZIP 43KB]
Apr.  9, 20124th quarter 2011  [ZIP 39KB]
Jan. 12, 20123rd quarter 2011  [ZIP 39KB]
Oct. 11, 20112nd quarter 2011  [ZIP 39KB]
Jul.  8, 20111st quarter 2011  [ZIP 41KB]
Apr.  8, 20112010 C.Y.  [ZIP 43KB]
Apr.  8, 20114th quarter 2010  [ZIP 39KB]
Jan. 12, 20113rd quarter 2010  [ZIP 37KB]
Oct.  8, 20102nd quarter 2010  [ZIP 37KB]
Jul.  8, 20101st quarter 2010  [ZIP 36KB]
Apr.  8, 20102009 C.Y.  [ZIP 42KB]
Apr.  8, 20104th quarter 2009  [ZIP 35KB]
Jan. 12, 20103rd quarter 2009  [ZIP 38KB]
Oct.  8, 20092nd quarter 2009  [ZIP 34KB]
Feb.  8, 20101st quarter 2009  [ZIP 34KB]
Apr.  8, 20092008 C.Y.  [ZIP 41KB]
Apr.  8, 20094th quarter 2008  [ZIP 35KB]
Jan. 13, 20093rd quarter 2008  [ZIP 36KB]
Oct. 15, 20082nd quarter 2008  [ZIP 34KB]
Jul. 10, 20081st quarter 2008  [ZIP 34KB]
Apr. 10, 20082007 C.Y.  [ZIP 40KB]
Apr. 10, 20084th quarter 2007  [ZIP 35KB]
Jan. 16, 20083rd quarter 2007  [ZIP 34KB]
Oct. 11, 20072nd quarter 2007  [ZIP 34KB]
Jul. 11, 20071st quarter 2007  [ZIP 33KB]
Apr. 11, 20072006 C.Y.  [ZIP 39KB]
Apr. 11, 20074th quarter 2006  [ZIP 33KB]
Jan. 17, 20073rd quarter 2006  [ZIP 33KB]
Oct. 12, 20062nd quarter 2006  [ZIP 34KB]
Jul. 13, 20061st quarter 2006  [ZIP 32KB]
Apr. 12, 20062005 C.Y.  [ZIP 39KB]
Apr. 12, 20064th quarter 2005  [ZIP 34KB]
Jan. 16, 20063rd quarter 2005  [ZIP 35KB]
Oct. 13, 20052nd quarter 2005  [ZIP 34KB]
Jul. 13, 20051st 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

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

Notices of Corrections

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