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Notes for "Financial and Economic Statistics Monthly"

  1. Revisions and Corrections
    Figures are subject to revision, and some of these changes may be applied retroactively. Revisions include those associated with the updating of seasonal adjustments, of base year, and of preliminary figures, as well as the correction of errors, if found. Changes and corrections to the statistics compiled by the Bank of Japan will be released on the Bank of Japan web site. Those who wish to use figures are strongly recommended to confirm the latest data from their original sources. Figures with the symbol "r" represent data that have been revised following the publication of the latest issue of the "Financial and Economic Statistics Monthly," which in principle is compiled on the twelfth business day of each month.
  2. Calculation of Data
    For figures less than one unit, those compiled by the Bank of Japan are, in principle, handled as follows: values are discarded, and indexes and percentages are rounded off (figures compiled by other institutions are generally rounded off). Some end-figures may differ from those in other publications for technical reasons. For interest rates, "end of period" figures represent the latest negotiated rates at the end of the month, quarter, or year. No minus signs are attached to figures less than one unit.
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  4. Blank spaces represent the absence of statistical figures.
  5. In cases where the sub-items selected do not represent all the sub-items, they are listed as "Of which."
  6. "FY" stands for "fiscal year (accounting year)," which is a twelve-month period starting in April in Japan. "H1" refers to "the first half of a fiscal year (April through September)" and "H2" to "the second half of a fiscal year (October through the following March)." "Q1," "Q2," "Q3," and "Q4" refer to the first, second, third, and fourth quarter of a calendar year, respectively, starting from January.
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