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January 12, 2018
Bank of Japan
International Department

From today, data for Balance of Payments related statistics in the BOJ Time-Series Data Search include values in smaller units of measurement in respective data series; namely, they are represented as decimals. Specific changes to the presentation of data are shown in the table below.

This change applies to data series under “Balance of Payments (Data Based on the BPM6)” of “Balance of Payments [BP01]” in the BOJ Time-Series Data Search, except for “Seasonal Factors” data under “Balance of Payments.”

Table: Specific changes to the presentation of data
Data series Unit of measurement Previous representation New representation
  • Balance of Payments
  • Regional Balance of Payments (Quarterly)
100 million yen Figures were rounded off to the nearest whole number Figures include eight decimal places, with the last being down to one yen
  • International Investment Position (Calendar Year Data)
Billion yen Figures include nine decimal places, with the last being down to one yen
100 million yen Figures include eight decimal places, with the last being down to one yen
  • International Investment Position (Quarterly Data) & Gross External Debt Position of Japan
  • International Investment Position of Japan under Historical Data Rearranged Based on the BPM6
Billion yen Figures include nine decimal places, with the last being down to one yen
  • Data series under Historical Data Rearranged Based on the BPM6 other than the International Investment Position of Japan
100 million yen Figures include eight decimal places, with the last being down to one yen

Inquiries

Balance of Payments Statistics Group, Balance of Payments Division, International Department

E-mail : boj-bop@boj.or.jp