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Balance of Payments (Data Based on the BPM6 [Data from January 2014 onward])

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

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

Explanation

Releases

Notes

The recording principle of direct investment varies depending on the data series. For details, please see "Recording Principles of Direct Investment."

Releases

I. Balance of Payments

The statistics are available in the BOJ Time-Series Data Search. Press release documents such as an overview of monthly data are available on the MOF web site.

II. Position

The following data are available in the BOJ Time-Series Data Search from May 26, 2017 (for details, see "Expansion of Balance of Payments Related Data Available in the BOJ Time-Series Data Search").

  1. Gross External Debt Position of Japan
  2. International Investment Position of Japan (Quarterly Data)
  3. International Investment Position of Japan (Calendar Year Data)
  4. Regional Direct Investment Position, Regional Portfolio Investment and Financial Derivatives Position 1
    -- by country (33 countries) and region
  5. Portfolio Investment Position by Currency and Type of Securities
  6. Debt Position (Assets/Liabilities) by Currency
  7. Debt Position (Assets/Liabilities) by Currency (Foreign Currency/Japanese Yen)
  • Note: 1 The "Regional Direct Investment Position and Regional Portfolio Investment Position (Assets) (All regions)" is available on the MOF web site.

III. Direct Investment by Region and Industry

1. Direct Investment Income1

Table :
Date Detail Data
Oct. 10, 2017 2nd quarter 2017  [XLSX 77KB]
Jul. 10, 2017 1st quarter 2017  [XLSX 78KB]
Apr. 10, 2017 2016 C.Y. (Figures that reflect the annual revision)  [XLSX 79KB]
Apr. 10, 2017 4th quarter 2016  [XLSX 77KB]
Jan. 12, 2017 3rd quarter 2016  [XLSX 77KB]
Oct. 11, 2016 2nd quarter 2016  [ZIP 36KB]
Jul.  8, 2016 1st quarter 2016  [ZIP 35KB]
May  11, 2017 2015 C.Y. (Annually revised)  [XLSX 79KB]
Apr.  8, 2016 4th quarter 2015  [ZIP 35KB]
Jan. 12, 2016 3rd quarter 2015  [PDF 135KB]
Oct.  8, 2015 2nd quarter 2015  [PDF 137KB]
Jul.  8, 2015 1st quarter 2015  [PDF 138KB]
May  11, 2017 2014 C.Y. (Annually revised)  [XLSX 78KB]
Apr.  8, 2015 4th quarter 2014  [PDF 174KB]
Jan. 13, 2015 3rd quarter 2014  [PDF 136KB]
Oct.  8, 2014 2nd quarter 2014  [PDF 138KB]
Jul.  8, 2014 1st quarter 2014  [PDF 138KB]

2. Direct Investment Flows1

Table : 2. Direct Investment Flows
Date Detail Data
Oct. 10, 2017 2nd quarter 2017  [XLSX 97KB]
Jul. 10, 2017 1st quarter 2017  [XLSX 96KB]
Apr. 10, 2017 2016 C.Y. (Figures that reflect the annual revision)  [XLSX 104KB]
Apr. 10, 2017 4th quarter 2016  [XLSX 97KB]
Jan. 12, 2017 3rd quarter 2016  [XLSX 93KB]
Oct. 11, 2016 2nd quarter 2016  [ZIP 46KB]
Jul.  8, 2016 1st quarter 2016  [ZIP 45KB]
May  11, 2017 2015 C.Y. (Annually revised)  [XLSX 107KB]
Apr.  8, 2016 4th quarter 2015  [ZIP 45KB]
Jan. 12, 2016 3rd quarter 2015  [PDF 237KB]
Oct.  8, 2015 2nd quarter 2015  [PDF 237KB]
Jul.  8, 2015 1st quarter 2015  [PDF 232KB]
May  11, 2017 2014 C.Y. (Annually revised)  [XLSX 104KB]
Apr.  8, 2015 4th quarter 2014  [PDF 235KB]
Jan. 13, 2015 3rd quarter 2014  [PDF 237KB]
Oct.  8, 2014 2nd quarter 2014  [PDF 232KB]
Jul.  8, 2014 1st quarter 2014  [PDF 247KB]

3. Direct Investment Position

Table : 3. Direct Investment Position
Date Detail Data
May  26, 2017 End of 2016  [XLSX 51KB]
May  26, 2017 End of 2015 (Annually revised)  [XLSX 51KB]
May  26, 2017 End of 2014 (Annually revised)  [XLSX 51KB]
  1. Note:1 Only the figures for the calendar year reflect the annual revision. Therefore, the sum of the figures for the four quarters (from the 1st to the 4th quarter) may not add up to the figures for the calendar year.

IV. Historical Data Rearranged Based on the BPM6 (Details)

The following data are available in the BOJ Time-Series Data Search from May 26, 2017 (for details, see "Expansion of Balance of Payments Related Data Available in the BOJ Time-Series Data Search").

  1. Balance of Payments, Summary Table
  2. Balance of Payments, Current Account
  3. Balance of Payments, Capital Account
  4. Balance of Payments, Financial Account
  5. International Investment Position of Japan

V. List of Member Countries (OECD, ASEAN, EU)

Statistical Reports and Supplementary Materials / Related Research Papers

Statistical Reports and Supplementary Materials

Table : Statistical Reports and Supplementary Materials
Date Title
Jul. 31, 2017 Japan's Balance of Payments Statistics and International Investment Position for 2016 [PDF 857KB]
Jul. 31, 2017 List of Series Codes [XLSX 63KB]

Related Research Papers

For reports on Japan's Balance of Payments statistics and International Investment Position for years up to 2015 and other related research papers, please see List of Research Papers Related to International Finance.

Notices of Changes and Corrections

Notices of Changes

Nov.  9, 2017
Planned Release of Values Presented in Smaller Units of Measurement for Balance of Payments Related Statistics 
May  26, 2017
International Investment Position of Japan (Calendar Year Data) (End of 2016; End of 2015, Annually Revised Figures) 
May  26, 2017
Expansion of Balance of Payments Related Data Available in the BOJ Time-Series Data Search 
May  11, 2017
Revision of Seasonally Adjusted Balance of Payments Data [PDF 156KB]
Apr. 10, 2017
Expansion of Balance of Payments Related Data Available in the BOJ Time-Series Data Search 
Mar.  8, 2017
Revision of Seasonally Adjusted Balance of Payments Data [PDF 88KB]
May  12, 2016
Revision of Seasonally Adjusted Balance of Payments Data [PDF 98KB]
Apr.  8, 2016
Revision of Historical Data Rearranged Based on the BPM6 
Mar.  8, 2016
Revision of Seasonally Adjusted Balance of Payments Data 
May  22, 2015
Release of the International Investment Position of Japan and Related Statistics 
May  13, 2015
Revision of Seasonally Adjusted Balance of Payments Data 
Apr.  8, 2015
Release of Annually Revised Figures for Balance of Payments Related Statistics 
Mar.  9, 2015
Revision of Seasonally Adjusted Balance of Payments Data 
Mar.  9, 2015
Annual Revision of Balance of Payments Related Statistics in Japan 
May  12, 2014
Revision of Seasonal Adjustment of Balance of Payments Data Based on the Sixth Edition of the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6): Rearranged Data for January 1996 to December 2013 and Data from January 2014 
Apr.  8, 2014
Release of the Historical Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Data Rearranged Based on BPM6 
Mar. 10, 2014
Seasonal Adjustment of Balance of Payments Data Based on the Sixth Edition of the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6): Rearranged Data for January 1996 to December 2013 and Data from January 2014 
Oct.  8, 2013
Revision of Balance of Payments Related Statistics in Japan 

Notices of Corrections

May  26, 2017
Revision of Figures for "Direct Investment by Region and Industry (Direct Investment Position)" 
May  14, 2015
Correction of Figures for "Balance of Payments" 
Dec. 26, 2014
Correction of Figures for "Balance of Payments" 
Mar. 11, 2014
Correction of Figures for "External Assets and Liabilities of Banks, etc."