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Release of Annually Revised Figures for Balance of Payments Related Statistics

April 8, 2015
Ministry of Finance
Bank of Japan

As announced in the Annual Revision of Balance of Payments Related Statistics in Japan released on March 9, 2015, the Ministry of Finance and the Bank of Japan have released annually revised figures of the Balance of Payments for data from January 2014 onward.

The annually revised figures are available in the BOJ Time-Series Data Search and the Direct Investment by Region and Industry on the Bank's web site. It should be noted that, in the Direct Investment by Region and Industry, only the annual (calendar year) data for 2014 reflect the annual revision.

Also, certain figures in the historical time series data for the Balance of Payments consistent with the current statistics (referred to as "historical data rearranged based on the BPM6" hereafter) from 2008 through 2013 have been revised.

The retroactively revised figures are available in the Historical Data Rearranged Based on the BPM6 on the Bank's web site. The BOJ Time-Series Data Search provides historical data rearranged based on the BPM6 for the items listed below, with the parentheses showing the series codes:

  • Current account (BP'BPBP6JYNCB)
  • Goods and services (BP'BPBP6JYNTS)
  • Goods (BP'BPBP6JYNTB)
  • Exports (BP'BPBP6JYNEX)
  • Imports (BP'BPBP6JYNIM)
  • Services (BP'BPBP6JYNSN)
  • Primary income (BP'BPBP6JYNPIN)
  • Secondary income (BP'BPBP6JYNSIN)
  • Capital account (BP'BPBP6JYNCAN)
  • Financial account (BP'BPBP6JYNFB)
  • Direct investment (BP'BPBP6JYNFB1)
  • Portfolio investment (BP'BPBP6JYNFB2)
  • Financial derivatives (other than reserves) (BP'BPBP6JYNFB5)
  • Other investment (BP'BPBP6JYNFB3)
  • Reserve assets (BP'BPBP6JYNFA4)
  • Net errors and omissions (BP'BPBP6JYNER)

The upcoming release dates of the annually and retroactively revised figures are as follows.

Annually Revised Figures

Table : Annually Revised Figures
Date Statistics Available in
May 13 Regional Balance of Payments BOJ Time-Series Data Search
June 8 Gross External Debt Position of Japan "II. Position" under "Releases" on the "Balance of Payments (Data Based on the BPM6 [Data from January 2014 onward])" page
International Investment Position of Japan (Quarterly Data)

Retroactively Revised Figures

Table : Retroactively Revised Figures
Date Statistics Available in
Late May International Investment Position of Japan "IV. Historical Data Rearranged Based on the BPM6" under "Releases" on the "Balance of Payments (Data Based on the BPM6 [Data from January 2014 onward])" page

Inquiries

Balance of Payments Statistics Group, Balance of Payments Division, International Department

E-mail : boj-bop@boj.or.jp