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Outline of Statistics and Statistical Release Schedule

The Bank compiles and publishes a variety of statistics, as well as reviews the compilation procedures for its statistics with the aim of accurately assessing developments in the economy and financial markets, and changes in the economic and financial structure.

Outline of Statistics

The Bank compiles various kinds of monetary and financial statistics. These include monetary statistics, such as money stock and flow of funds statistics; the Tankan (Short-Term Economic Survey of Enterprises in Japan), which indicates corporate sentiment; the corporate goods price index (CGPI), which is a key indicator for grasping overall price developments in Japan; and the Balance of Payments (BOP) statistics, which illustrate the country's cross-border economic transactions. Compilation of the BOP statistics is entrusted by the Minister of Finance.

The statistics the Bank compiles are used in formulating and executing its policies and business operations. Also, researchers and firms that analyze economic developments make wide use of these statistics, as many of them are made available to the public through the Bank's web site and other means.

The Bank also continually reviews the compilation procedures for its statistics with the aim of accurately assessing developments in the economy and financial markets, and changes in the economic and financial structure. In addition, it has been reviewing and revising the compilation method of statistics from the viewpoint of responding to comments/requests from users, ensuring appropriate management of confidential information, and reducing the burden on reporting firms.

Schedule for Releases of Statistical Data and Publications

Table : Releases
Date Data
Dec. 25, 2019 Schedule for Releases of Statistical Data and Publications (From January to December 2020) (Revised) [XLSX 76KB]

Notes

  • Statistics are released immediately upon completion, but the release may be postponed should system problems or any other unexpected disruption occur. Changes to the schedule will be announced on the Bank's web site.
  • Statistics marked with * are made available on the "BOJ Time-Series Data Search" on the date of release.
  • The schedule for the period from July 2020 to June 2021 will be released on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

Notice

  • The release date of the publication "Statistics on Securities Financing Transactions in Japan" has been posted on the web site. (January 31, 2020)
  • Effective with the release of the March 2020 survey, the Bank of Japan will no longer release "Tankan (Short-Term Economic Survey of Enterprises in Japan) / Summary of Inflation Outlook of Enterprises" and integrate figures of "(Reference) The Average of Enterprises' Inflation Outlook" of this material into "Tankan (Short-Term Economic Survey of Enterprises in Japan) / Summary and Outline." All the figures listed in the Inflation Outlook of Enterprises will continue to be available on the current schedule as part of "Tankan (Short-Term Economic Survey of Enterprises in Japan) / Comprehensive Data Set."(December 25, 2019)
  • Effective with the release of the March 2020 survey, the Bank of Japan will no longer release "Tankan (Short-Term Economic Survey of Enterprises in Japan) / Figures by Industry" and entirely integrate this material into "Tankan (Short-Term Economic Survey of Enterprises in Japan) / Comprehensive Data Set." The figures listed in the Figures by Industry will continue to be available on the current schedule as part of the Comprehensive Data Set.(December 25, 2019)