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Results of BIS International Locational Banking Statistics and International Consolidated Banking Statistics in Japan at end-June 2020

September 18, 2020
Bank of Japan
Financial Markets Department

The Bank of Japan has released "Results of the BIS International Locational Banking Statistics and International Consolidated Banking Statistics in Japan (end-June 2020)."

The summary of the results is as follows.

1. BIS International Locational Banking Statistics in Japan

(1) Amounts outstanding

Net external claims reported by banks in Japan were 2,626.1 billion U.S. dollars at the end of June 2020. Gross external claims and liabilities were 4,170.1 billion and 1,544.0 billion U.S. dollars, respectively.

Regional breakdown of gross external claims shows that the amounts outstanding vis-à-vis "United States and other developed countries," "offshore centers," and "developed Europe" were 1,567.1 billion, 1,188.6 billion, and 1,102.9 billion U.S. dollars, respectively. By sector, "non-bank non-financial institutions" had a large share in "United States and other developed countries" and "developed Europe." "Non-bank financial institutions" had a large share in "offshore centers."

Gross external liabilities to "developed Europe," "United States and other developed countries," and "offshore centers" were 685.5 billion, 546.1 billion, and 186.0 billion U.S. dollars, respectively. By sector, bank sectors had large shares in all regions. "Banks, interoffice" had a large share in "United States and other developed countries" and "offshore centers." Both "banks, interoffice" and "banks, other banks" had large shares in "developed Europe."

(2) Changes from the previous quarter

Gross external claims decreased by 138.4 billion U.S. dollars from the previous quarter-end, in terms of estimated exchange rate adjusted changes. Claims on "United States and other developed countries," "offshore centers," "developed Europe," and "developing countries" decreased by 101.7 billion, 16.6 billion, 16.3 billion, and 4.3 billion U.S. dollars, respectively.

Gross external liabilities decreased by 22.1 billion U.S. dollars. Liabilities to "offshore centers," "developed Europe," and "developing countries" decreased by 17.0 billion, 10.7 billion, and 3.9 billion U.S. dollars, respectively, while those to "United States and other developed countries" increased by 11.6 billion U.S. dollars.

2. BIS International Consolidated Banking Statistics in Japan

International consolidated claims on an ultimate risk basis were 4,586.1 billion U.S. dollars at the end of June 2020. Claims on "United States and other developed countries" and "developed Europe" stood at 2,155.3 billion and 986.8 billion U.S. dollars, respectively.

Counterparty country breakdown shows that claims on the United States in "developed countries" decreased by 154.5 billion U.S. dollars. In claims vis-à-vis "offshore centers and developing countries," those on the Cayman Islands and China increased by 4.6 billion and 4.5 billion U.S. dollars, while those on Hong Kong SAR decreased by 2.6 billion U.S. dollars.