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Bank of Japan Accounts (March 31, 2015)

April 7, 2015
Bank of Japan

Assets(thousand yen)
Gold 441,253,409
Cash3 244,225,487
Japanese government securities 269,792,149,426
Commercial paper4 1,978,962,167
Corporate bonds5 3,243,074,065
Pecuniary trusts (Japan real estate investment trusts held as trust property)6 1,351,078,039
Pecuniary trusts (index-linked exchange-traded funds held as trust property)7 4,483,556,323
Pecuniary trusts (Japan real estate investment trusts held as trust property)8 204,031,188
Loans (excluding those to the Deposit Insurance Corporation) 34,097,585,000
Foreign currency assets9 6,113,940,902
Deposits with agents10 23,119,339
Others 594,680,241
Total 322,567,655,592
Liabilities and Net Assets(thousand yen)
Banknotes 89,673,254,629
Current deposits 201,556,431,650
Other deposits11 4,515,397,308
Deposits of the government 1,794,185,531
Payables under repurchase agreements 17,608,286,376
Others12 685,312,679
Provisions 3,848,399,108
Capital 100,000
Legal and special reserves 2,886,288,309
Total 322,567,655,592

Notes:

  1. The Bank's total assets outstanding at the end of March 2015 is 322.6 trillion yen, with an approximate increase of 81.0 trillion yen from the corresponding balance of 241.6 trillion yen at the end of March 2014 (the rate of increase is 33.5%).
  2. Main reasons for year-on-year changes in major items:
Table: Main reasons for year-on-year changes in major items
Assets Year-on-Year Differences (Rate of Changes)
Japanese government securities +71.5 trillion yen (+36.0%)
Reflecting the increase in the Bank's outright purchases of JGBs and treasury discount bills.
Table: Main reasons for year-on-year changes in major items
Liabilities Year-on-Year Differences (Rate of Changes)
Current deposits +72.9 trillion yen (+56.7%)
Reflecting the increase in funds provision mainly through the Bank's outright purchases of JGBs.
  1. 3Coins reserved for circulation.
  2. 4Comprises the following types, in dematerialized or physical form: (1) commercial paper issued by domestic corporations; (2) commercial paper issued by foreign corporations with guarantees (dematerialized only); (3) asset-backed commercial paper; and (4) commercial paper issued by real estate investment corporations.
  3. 5Includes bonds issued by real estate investment corporations.
  4. 6Stocks purchased from financial institutions through a trust bank.
  5. 7Beneficiary interests in index-linked exchange-traded funds purchased through a trust bank.
  6. 8Investment equity issued by real estate investment corporations purchased through a trust bank.
  7. 9Foreign currency deposits held at foreign central banks and the Bank for International Settlements, securities issued by foreign governments, foreign currency mutual funds, and foreign currency loans (loans by U.S. dollar funds-supplying operations against pooled collateral and loans pursuant to the special rules for the U.S. dollar lending arrangement to enhance the fund-provisioning measure to support strengthening the foundations for economic growth conducted through the loan support program).
  8. 10Deposits held at agents that conduct operations relating to treasury funds and Japanese government securities on behalf of the Bank of Japan. These deposits are reserved for such operations.
  9. 11Deposits held by foreign central banks and others.
  10. 12Includes miscellaneous liabilities and current income (net accumulated profits). For reports from April to around mid-May, net income for the previous fiscal year before appropriation is also included.
  11. 13End-of-term figures as of March 31 and September 30 are preliminary, and the final figures are released in May and November in the Bank's financial statements.

(Annex Table 1)

Breakdown of Japanese government securities(thousand yen)
Japanese government bonds 220,133,749,187
Treasury discount bills 49,658,400,239

(Annex Table 2)

Loan Support Program
The table below represents the loan amounts outstanding under the Bank's Loan Support Program.
(thousand yen)
Fund-Provisioning Measure to Support Strengthening the Foundations for Economic Growth* 6,000,040,522
Fund-Provisioning Measure to Stimulate Bank Lending 22,345,400,000
Total 28,345,440,522
  • Comprises the loans pursuant to the following: (1) main rules, (2) special rules for equity investments and asset-based lending, (3) special rules for small-lot investments and loans, and (4) special rules for the U.S. dollar lending arrangement. The figures for the loans pursuant to the first three of those are included in "Loans" as Assets. The figure for loans pursuant to the special rules for the U.S. dollar lending arrangement is included in "Foreign currency assets" as Assets.

(Annex Table 3)

Annex Table 3(thousand yen)
Loans by Funds-Supplying Operations against Pooled Collateral (including funds provided under the fixed-rate method) and Funds-Supplying Operation to Support Financial Institutions in Disaster Areas 7,076,900,000