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Data Revisions to the Flow of Funds Accounts

September 20, 2018
Bank of Japan
Research and Statistics Department

The Bank of Japan has retroactively revised data for the Flow of Funds Accounts with the availability of the latest source data for retirement benefits accounting. As a result, the data (amounts outstanding, transaction flow, and reconciliation amount) for "Pension entitlements" and "Claims of pension funds on pension managers"1 of each sector have been revised from the second quarter of 2017 onward. The revised figures are available at "BOJ Time-Series Data Search."

  1. For information on the concept of this transaction item, see "Results of Revision to the Flow of Funds Accounts Based on 2008SNA," BOJ Reports & Research Papers, March 31, 2016.
Highlights of changes in amounts outstanding (as of March-end 2018)(trillion yen)
Sector Transaction item Change in amounts outstanding
Defined benefit schemes Assets Claims of pension funds on pension managers -1.1
Liabilities Pension entitlements -1.1
Households Assets Pension entitlements -1.1
Domestically licensed banks Liabilities Claims of pension funds on pension managers -1.1

Inquiries:

Financial Statistics Group, Economic Statistics Division, Research and Statistics Department

E-mail: post.rsd5@boj.or.jp