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Reference Index of the Money Stock Statistics

See "Notices of corrections" for the latest figures of broadly-defined Liquidity adjusted for special items.

June 9, 2003
Bank of Japan
Research and Statistics Department

On April 1, the assets of the Postal Life Insurance Welfare Corporation was transferred to the Japan Post due to the dissolution of the corporation.

Since the Postal Life Insurance Welfare Corporation is regarded as "general corporation" and the Japan Post as "financial institutions," this transfer decreases the Money Stock Statistics.1 The amounts outstanding of Broadly-defined Liquidity excluding the assets of the corporation are as below:2

Amounts outstanding of broadly-defined
Liquidity adjusted for special items

Notes:

  1. The Money Stock Statistics is "the statistics that appraises money such as cash currency in circulations and deposit money, held by general corporations, individuals, and local governments."
    (For details, please see "Guide to Japan's Money Stock Statistics"(Research and Statistics Department, Bank of Japan))
  2. The assets of the Postal Life Insurance Welfare Corporation is calculated by averaging the amounts at the end of the month and that of the previous month.