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Balance of Payments (Data Based on the BPM6 [Data from January 2014 onward])

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The Balance of Payments statistics are aggregated and estimated by the Bank of Japan, which is entrusted with the task by the Minister of Finance under the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act. The statistics are jointly released by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) and the Bank.

Data from January 2014 onward compiled based on the sixth edition of the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6) published by the International Monetary Fund and related materials are posted. For data compiled based on the fifth edition of the Balance of Payments Manual (BPM5) published by the IMF and related materials, please see Balance of Payments (Data Based on the BPM5).

Explanation

Releases

Notes

The recording principle of direct investment varies depending on the data series. For details, please see "Recording Principles of Direct Investment."

Releases

I. Balance of Payments, Position, and Historical Data Rearranged Based on the BPM6

Statistical data are available in the BOJ Time-Series Data Search. On the web site, flat files of data packages are also available through Flat Files Download. In addition, materials (such as press releases) providing an overview of recent data can be found on the MOF web site (Link to an external website). For details, see IV. Reference Materials on the "Explanation of 'Balance of Payments Statistics (Data Based on the BPM6)'" page.

II. Direct Investment by Region and Industry

1. Direct Investment Income1

Table :
Date Detail Data
Jul.  9, 2018 1st quarter 2018  [XLSX 76KB]
Apr.  9, 2018 2017 C.Y. (Figures that reflect the annual revision)  [XLSX 78KB]
Apr.  9, 2018 4th quarter 2017  [XLSX 76KB]
Jan. 12, 2018 3rd quarter 2017  [XLSX 75KB]
Oct. 10, 2017 2nd quarter 2017  [XLSX 77KB]
Jul. 10, 2017 1st quarter 2017  [XLSX 78KB]
May  10, 2018 2016 C.Y. (Annually revised)  [XLSX 78KB]
Apr. 10, 2017 4th quarter 2016  [XLSX 77KB]
Jan. 12, 2017 3rd quarter 2016  [XLSX 77KB]
Oct. 11, 2016 2nd quarter 2016  [ZIP 36KB]
Jul.  8, 2016 1st quarter 2016  [ZIP 35KB]
May  10, 2018 2015 C.Y. (Annually revised)  [XLSX 78KB]
Apr.  8, 2016 4th quarter 2015  [ZIP 35KB]
Jan. 12, 2016 3rd quarter 2015  [PDF 135KB]
Oct.  8, 2015 2nd quarter 2015  [PDF 137KB]
Jul.  8, 2015 1st quarter 2015  [PDF 138KB]
May  11, 2017 2014 C.Y. (Annually revised)  [XLSX 78KB]
Apr.  8, 2015 4th quarter 2014  [PDF 174KB]
Jan. 13, 2015 3rd quarter 2014  [PDF 136KB]
Oct.  8, 2014 2nd quarter 2014  [PDF 138KB]
Jul.  8, 2014 1st quarter 2014  [PDF 138KB]

2. Direct Investment Flows1

Table : 2. Direct Investment Flows
Date Detail Data
Jul.  9, 2018 1st quarter 2018  [XLSX 94KB]
Apr.  9, 2018 2017 C.Y. (Figures that reflect the annual revision)  [XLSX 105KB]
Apr.  9, 2018 4th quarter 2017  [XLSX 96KB]
Jan. 12, 2018 3rd quarter 2017  [XLSX 96KB]
Oct. 10, 2017 2nd quarter 2017  [XLSX 97KB]
Jul. 10, 2017 1st quarter 2017  [XLSX 96KB]
May  10, 2018 2016 C.Y. (Annually revised)  [XLSX 103KB]
Apr. 10, 2017 4th quarter 2016  [XLSX 97KB]
Jan. 12, 2017 3rd quarter 2016  [XLSX 93KB]
Oct. 11, 2016 2nd quarter 2016  [ZIP 46KB]
Jul.  8, 2016 1st quarter 2016  [ZIP 45KB]
May  10, 2018 2015 C.Y. (Annually revised)  [XLSX 105KB]
Apr.  8, 2016 4th quarter 2015  [ZIP 45KB]
Jan. 12, 2016 3rd quarter 2015  [PDF 237KB]
Oct.  8, 2015 2nd quarter 2015  [PDF 237KB]
Jul.  8, 2015 1st quarter 2015  [PDF 232KB]
May  11, 2017 2014 C.Y. (Annually revised)  [XLSX 104KB]
Apr.  8, 2015 4th quarter 2014  [PDF 235KB]
Jan. 13, 2015 3rd quarter 2014  [PDF 237KB]
Oct.  8, 2014 2nd quarter 2014  [PDF 232KB]
Jul.  8, 2014 1st quarter 2014  [PDF 247KB]

3. Direct Investment Position

Table : 3. Direct Investment Position
Date Detail Data
May  25, 2018 End of 2017  [XLSX 50KB]
May  25, 2018 End of 2016 (Annually revised)  [XLSX 49KB]
May  26, 2017 End of 2015 (Annually revised)  [XLSX 51KB]
May  26, 2017 End of 2014 (Annually revised)  [XLSX 51KB]
  1. Note:1 Only the figures for the calendar year reflect the annual revision. Therefore, the sum of the figures for the four quarters (from the 1st to the 4th quarter) may not add up to the figures for the calendar year.

III. List of Member Countries (OECD, ASEAN, and EU)

Statistical Reports and Supplementary Materials / Related Research Papers

Statistical Reports and Supplementary Materials

Table : Statistical Reports and Supplementary Materials
Date Title
Jul. 31, 2018 Japan's Balance of Payments Statistics and International Investment Position for 2017 [PDF 1,057KB]
Main text [PDF 996KB]
  1. I. Introduction
  2. II. Overview of Japan's BOP and IIP for 2017
  3. III. Developments in the Current Account in 2017
  4. IV. Developments in the Financial Account in 2017
  5. V. Developments in Japan's IIP at Year-End 2017
  6. VI. Notes
Appendixes [PDF 223KB]
  1. Outline of BOP-Related Statistics and Release Schedule
  2. Identifying Direct Investment Relationships
  3. Release of the Inward Direct Investment Position on an Ultimate Investor Basis
  4. Developments in Direct Investment by Type of Investment
List of Series Codes [XLSX 41KB]
Jul. 31, 2017 Japan's Balance of Payments Statistics and International Investment Position for 2016 [PDF 857KB]
Jul. 31, 2017 List of Series Codes [XLSX 63KB]

Related Research Papers

For reports on Japan's Balance of Payments statistics and International Investment Position for years up to 2015 and other related research papers, please see List of Research Papers Related to International Finance.

Notices of Changes and Corrections

Notices of Changes

Jul.  9, 2018
Release of the "Regional Direct Investment Position (Inward Investment) (Ultimate Investor)" in the BOJ Time-Series Data Search 
Jun.  8, 2018
Planned Release of the "Regional Direct Investment Position (Inward Investment) (Ultimate Investor)" in the BOJ Time-Series Data Search 
May  25, 2018
International Investment Position of Japan (Calendar Year Data) (End of 2017; End of 2016, Annually Revised Figures) 
May  25, 2018
Addition of a New Item to the Portfolio Investment Position by Currency and Type of Securities in the International Investment Position 
May  10, 2018
Revision of Seasonally Adjusted Balance of Payments Data [PDF 93KB]
Apr.  9, 2018
Planned Addition of a New Item to the Portfolio Investment Position by Currency and Type of Securities in the International Investment Position 
Mar.  8, 2018
Revision of Seasonally Adjusted Balance of Payments Data [PDF 87KB]
Jan. 12, 2018
Release of Values Presented in Smaller Units of Measurement for Balance of Payments Related Statistics 
Nov.  9, 2017
Planned Release of Values Presented in Smaller Units of Measurement for Balance of Payments Related Statistics 
May  26, 2017
International Investment Position of Japan (Calendar Year Data) (End of 2016; End of 2015, Annually Revised Figures) 
May  26, 2017
Expansion of Balance of Payments Related Data Available in the BOJ Time-Series Data Search 
May  11, 2017
Revision of Seasonally Adjusted Balance of Payments Data [PDF 156KB]
Apr. 10, 2017
Expansion of Balance of Payments Related Data Available in the BOJ Time-Series Data Search 
Mar.  8, 2017
Revision of Seasonally Adjusted Balance of Payments Data [PDF 88KB]
May  12, 2016
Revision of Seasonally Adjusted Balance of Payments Data [PDF 98KB]
Apr.  8, 2016
Revision of Historical Data Rearranged Based on the BPM6 
Mar.  8, 2016
Revision of Seasonally Adjusted Balance of Payments Data 
May  22, 2015
Release of the International Investment Position of Japan and Related Statistics 
May  13, 2015
Revision of Seasonally Adjusted Balance of Payments Data 
Apr.  8, 2015
Release of Annually Revised Figures for Balance of Payments Related Statistics 
Mar.  9, 2015
Revision of Seasonally Adjusted Balance of Payments Data 
Mar.  9, 2015
Annual Revision of Balance of Payments Related Statistics in Japan 
May  12, 2014
Revision of Seasonal Adjustment of Balance of Payments Data Based on the Sixth Edition of the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6): Rearranged Data for January 1996 to December 2013 and Data from January 2014 
Apr.  8, 2014
Release of the Historical Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Data Rearranged Based on BPM6 
Mar. 10, 2014
Seasonal Adjustment of Balance of Payments Data Based on the Sixth Edition of the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6): Rearranged Data for January 1996 to December 2013 and Data from January 2014 
Oct.  8, 2013
Revision of Balance of Payments Related Statistics in Japan 

Notices of Corrections

May  26, 2017
Revision of Figures for "Direct Investment by Region and Industry (Direct Investment Position)" 
May  14, 2015
Correction of Figures for "Balance of Payments" 
Dec. 26, 2014
Correction of Figures for "Balance of Payments" 
Mar. 11, 2014
Correction of Figures for "External Assets and Liabilities of Banks, etc."