|Unit||100 Mil. JPY, SA|
|Balance of Goods||May 2020||-600,969||-1,043,140||Mil. JPY, SA||Monthly|
|Exports of Goods||May 2020||4,823,431||5,121,827||Mil. JPY, SA||Monthly|
|Imports of Goods||May 2020||5,424,400||6,164,967||Mil. JPY, SA||Monthly|
|Current Account Balance||Apr 2020||2,524||9,422||100 Mil. JPY, SA||Monthly|
|Exports of Goods and Services||2020 Q1||90,163||95,963||Bil. JPY, SAAR||Quarterly|
|Imports of Goods and Services||2020 Q1||88,630||93,339||Bil. JPY, SAAR||Quarterly|
|Net Exports||2020 Q1||1,533||2,624||Bil. JPY, SAAR||Quarterly|
|Real Exports of Goods and Services||2020 Q1||86,455||91,942||Bil. Ch. 2011 JPY, SAAR||Quarterly|
|Real Imports of Goods and Services||2020 Q1||88,934||93,558||Bil. Ch. 2011 JPY, SAAR||Quarterly|
|Real Net Exports||2020 Q1||-2,479||-1,616||Bil. Ch. 2011 JPY, SAAR||Quarterly|
The BOP is a statistical statement that systematically summarizes, for a specific time period, the economic transactions of an economy with the rest of the world. The transactions between residents and nonresidents consist of: (1) those involving goods, services, and income, (2) those involving financial claims and liabilities, and (3) those classified as transfers. A transaction itself is defined as an economic flow that reflects the creation, transformation, exchange, transfer, or extinction of economic value and involves changes in ownership of goods and/or financial assets, the provision of services, or the provision of labor and capital.
On March 10, 2014, the Ministry of Finance and the Bank of Japan started with the release of new balance of payments related statistics conforming with the sixth edition of the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6) and at the same time released historical time series data consistent with the new statistics (referred to as "rearranged data" hereafter). The latest data release is according to BPM6. It starts at 2014Q1. Additional BOP details and country breakdowns are available from the source. You may also refer to the monthly Balance of Payments data for further details (see catalog).
Major current account items have seasonally adjusted data and the seasonal adjustment factors using the U.S. Census Bureau's X-12-ARIMA method are disseminated. Notices of Changes and Corrections posts details when seasonally adjusted data are revised.
For further reading, look at: https://www.boj.or.jp/en/statistics/br/bop_06/index.htm/#p01