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Revision of the Definition of "Money Stock"

April 10, 2003
Bank of Japan
Research and Statistics Department

The definition of "deposits of Post Offices," one of the components of M3+CDs and Broadly-defined Liquidity in Money Stock Statistics, will be changed from the April 2003 data (published on May 9, 2003) as of below. The retroactive data will be released on the same day.

After: Balances of Postal Savings + balances of Postal Giro

Before: Balances of Postal Savings

For inquiries, please contact:

Financial Statistics Group, Economic Statistics Division,
Research and Statistics Department

Tel: +81-3-3279-1111 ext. 3954