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Bank of Japan Accounts (September 30, 2021)

October 7, 2021
Bank of Japan

Assets (thousand yen)
Gold 441,253,409
Cash3 264,924,651
Japanese government securities 528,029,572,505
Commercial paper4 3,056,491,252
Corporate bonds5 7,939,214,322
Pecuniary trusts (stocks held as trust property)6 504,124,863
Pecuniary trusts (index-linked exchange-traded funds held as trust property)7 36,205,081,390
Pecuniary trusts (Japan real estate investment trusts held as trust property)8 654,817,146
Loans (excluding those to the Deposit Insurance Corporation) 138,417,867,000
Foreign currency assets9 7,505,298,041
Deposits with agents10 5,826,148
Others 705,580,837
Total 723,730,051,570
Liabilities and Net Assets (thousand yen)
Banknotes 116,787,511,741
Current deposits 541,661,977,687
Other deposits11 27,711,505,270
Deposits of the government 26,091,312,960
Payables under repurchase agreements 127,332,370
Others12 1,038,061,148
Provisions 6,934,509,721
Capital 100,000
Legal and special reserves 3,377,740,670
Total 723,730,051,570
  1. The Bank's total assets outstanding at the end of September 2021 is 723.7 trillion yen, with an approximate increase of 33.7 trillion yen from the corresponding balance of 690.0 trillion yen at the end of September 2020 (the rate of increase is 4.9%).
  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)
Loans (excluding those to the Deposit Insurance Corporation) +33.5 trillion yen (+32.0%)
Reflecting the Special Funds-Supplying Operations to Facilitate Financing in Response to the Novel Coronavirus.
Table: Main reasons for year-on-year changes in major items
Liabilities Year-on-Year Differences (Rate of Changes)
Current deposits +54.2 trillion yen (+11.1%)
Reflecting the funds provision mainly through the Special Funds-Supplying Operations to Facilitate Financing in Response to the Novel Coronavirus.
Deposits of the government -21.0 trillion yen (-44.7%)
Reflecting the management of treasury funds.
  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, such as (1) loans by U.S. dollar funds-supplying operations against pooled collateral and (2) 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 at the beginning of the fiscal year, net income for the previous fiscal year is also included prior to its appropriation.
  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 503,502,933,938
Treasury discount bills 24,526,638,566

(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* 7,750,755,770
Fund-Provisioning Measure to Stimulate Bank Lending 54,000,300,000
Total 61,751,055,770
  • The figure for the loans other than those pursuant to the special rules for the U.S. dollar lending arrangement is included in "Loans" as Assets, and that for the 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), Funds-Supplying Operation to Support Financial Institutions in Disaster Areas and Special Funds-Supplying Operations to Facilitate Financing in Response to the Novel Coronavirus 78,942,100,000