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Changes to the "Monetary Base and the Bank of Japan's Transactions"

December 13, 2017
Bank of Japan
Monetary Affairs Department

From the data for January 2018 to be released in February 2018, the Bank will make the following changes to the "Monetary Base and the Bank of Japan's Transactions."

1. Discontinuation of data updates for the items in the flow table which can be calculated from those in the stock table

The Bank will discontinue the monthly release of the flow data except for the items listed below, and it also will stop updating those data in the BOJ Time-Series Data Search. The flow data for which the monthly release will be discontinued can be obtained by calculating the month-on-month difference in the corresponding stock data.

  • Japanese Government Bonds (JGBs)
  • JGBs/Outright Purchases
  • JGBs/Other JGBs Transactions
  • JGBs/Redemptions
  • Treasury Discount Bills (TBs)
  • TBs/Underwriting
  • TBs/Outright Purchases
  • TBs/Outright Sales
  • TBs/Net Outright Sales to the Government
  • TBs/Redemptions

2. Change in the length of the time-series data in the monthly releases

The Bank will change the length of the time-series data in the monthly releases from six months to three months. The data up until the latest three months are available in the BOJ Time-Series Data Search.

Inquiries

Monetary Affairs Department

E-mail : hirofumi.morishita@boj.or.jp