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Release of Regional Breakdown Data for "Workers' Remittances" in the Balance of Payments Statistics

August 10, 2006
Ministry of Finance
Bank of Japan

The Ministry of Finance and the Bank of Japan have newly released regional breakdown data for "workers' remittances" starting with figures for the first quarter of 2006. "Workers' remittances" is a sub-component of "current transfers" in the balance of payments (BOP) statistics.

There is a discontinuity in the regional breakdown data of "current transfer" between 2006 and the preceding year because the source data for "workers' remittances" were expanded starting with figures for January 2006, in order to improve the accuracy of the regional breakdown.