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

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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 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 jointly released by the Ministry of Finance and the Bank of Japan.

II. Position

1. Gross External Debt Position of Japan

Table : 1. Gross External Debt Position of Japan
Date Detail Data
Mar.  8, 2017 End of December, Preliminary Estimate; End of September, Revised Estimate  [XLSX 28KB]

2. International Investment Position of Japan (Quarterly Data)

Table : 2. International Investment Position of Japan (Quarterly Data)
Date Detail Data
Mar.  8, 2017 End of December, Preliminary Estimate; End of September, Revised Estimate  [XLSX 52KB]

3. International Investment Position of Japan (Calendar Year Data)1

Table : 3. International Investment Position of Japan (Calendar Year Data)
Date Detail Data
May  24, 2016 End of 2014-2015  [ZIP 17KB]

4. Regional Direct Investment Position, Regional Portfolio Investment and Financial Derivatives Position1

Table : 4. Regional Direct Investment Position, Regional Portfolio Investment and Financial Derivatives Position
Date Detail Data
May  24, 2016 End of 2015  [ZIP 29KB]
May  24, 2016 End of 2014 (Annually revised)  [ZIP 29KB]

5. Portfolio Investment Position by Currency and Type of Securities1

Table : 5. Portfolio Investment Position by Currency and Type of Securities
Date Detail Data
May  24, 2016 End of 2015  [ZIP 9KB]
May  24, 2016 End of 2014 (Annually revised)  [ZIP 9KB]

6. Debt Position (Assets/Liabilities) by Currency1

Table : 6. Debt Position (Assets/Liabilities) by Currency
Date Detail Data
May  24, 2016 End of 2015  [ZIP 8KB]
May  24, 2016 End of 2014 (Annually revised)  [ZIP 8KB]

7. Debt Position (Assets/Liabilities) by Currency (Foreign Currency/Japanese Yen)1

Table : 7. Debt Position (Assets/Liabilities) by Currency (Foreign Currency/Japanese Yen)
Date Detail Data
May  24, 2016 End of 2015  [ZIP 11KB]
May  24, 2016 End of 2014 (Annually revised)  [ZIP 11KB]

Note: 1The data for the end of 2014 are annually revised figures.

III. Direct Investment by Region and Industry

1. Direct Investment Income1

Table :
Date Detail Data
Jan. 12, 2017 3rd quarter 2016  [XLSX 77KB]
Oct. 11, 2016 2nd quarter 2016  [ZIP 36KB]
Jul.  8, 2016 1st quarter 2016  [ZIP 35KB]
Apr.  8, 2016 2015 C.Y. (Figures that reflect the annual revision)  [ZIP 37KB]
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  12, 2016 2014 C.Y. (Annually revised)  [ZIP 37KB]
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
Jan. 12, 2017 3rd quarter 2016  [XLSX 93KB]
Oct. 11, 2016 2nd quarter 2016  [ZIP 46KB]
Jul.  8, 2016 1st quarter 2016  [ZIP 45KB]
Apr.  8, 2016 2015 C.Y. (Figures that reflect the annual revision)  [ZIP 51KB]
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  12, 2016 2014 C.Y. (Annually revised)  [ZIP 50KB]
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 Position2

Table : 3. Direct Investment Position
Date Detail Data
May  24, 2016 End of 2015  [ZIP 29KB]
May  24, 2016 End of 2014 (Annually revised)  [ZIP 29KB]
  1. Notes: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.
  2. 2 The data for the end of 2014 are annually revised figures.

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

1. Balance of Payments, Summary Table

Table : 1. Balance of Payments, Summary Table
Date Detail Data
Apr.  8, 2016 1996-2013 C.Y.  [ZIP 80KB]

2. Balance of Payments, Current Account

Table : 2. Balance of Payments, Current Account
Date Detail Data
Apr.  8, 2016 1996-2013 C.Y.  [ZIP 664KB]

3. Balance of Payments, Capital Account

Table : 3. Balance of Payments, Capital Account
Date Detail Data
Apr.  8, 2015 1996-2013 C.Y.  [ZIP 87KB]

4. Balance of Payments, Financial Account

Table :
Date Detail Data
Apr.  8, 2016 1996-2013 C.Y.  [ZIP 613KB]

5. International Investment Position of Japan

Table :
Date Detail Data
May  22, 2015 End of 1996-2013  [ZIP 33KB]

V. 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.

Notices of Changes and Corrections

Notices of Changes

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  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."