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Expansion of Balance of Payments Related Data Available in the BOJ Time-Series Data Search

May 26, 2017
Bank of Japan
International Department

From today, stock data of the Balance of Payments related statistics based on the sixth edition of the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6) published by the International Monetary Fund are available in the BOJ Time-Series Data Search, where previously only flow data were available. In addition, data series in the BOJ Time-Series Data Search that are linked with historical data rearranged based on the BPM6 are now available for sub-items, in addition to the previously provided main items.

Flat files of data packages related to the Balance of Payments statistics have been added to the Flat Files Download of the BOJ Time-Series Data Search.

In accordance with these changes, the data listed below are no longer provided on the "Balance of Payments (Data Based on the BPM6 [Data from January 2014 onward])" page of the Bank of Japan's website.

The code for each data series used in the BOJ Time-Series Data Search is listed in the "List of Series Codes" below. When searching by series code, see the Beginners' Manual.

Stock Data (List of Series Codes [XLSX 167KB])

  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 -- 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)

Historical Data Rearranged Based on the BPM6 (List of Series Codes [XLSX 92KB])

  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

Moreover, the "Regional Direct Investment Position and Regional Portfolio Investment Position (Assets) (All regions)," a new set of statistics that covers all countries and regions for which positions are available, is now provided on the Ministry of Finance website (Link to an external website).

Inquiries

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

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