Japan - Gross External Debt





Japan: Gross External Debt

Mnemonic GDBTEXT.IJPN
Unit Bil. JPY, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 5.55 %
Data 2018 Q4 149,661
2018 Q3 141,790

Series Information

Source Bank of Japan
Release Gross External Debt
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 3/31/2014
End Date 12/31/2018

Japan: Government

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Outstanding Public Debt Mar 2019 11,033,543 11,146,660 100 Mil. JPY, NSA Monthly
Outstanding Public Debt - Domestic Mar 2019 9,527,074 9,641,510 100 Mil. JPY, NSA Monthly
Outstanding Public Debt - Foreign Mar 2019 0 0 100 Mil. JPY, NSA Monthly
Gross External Debt 2018 Q4 149,661 141,790 Bil. JPY, NSA Quarterly
Government Budget Balance 31 Mar 2017 -15,019 -18,179 Bil. JPY 365 days
Government Revenues 31 Mar 2017 194,736 189,674 Bil. JPY 365 days

Release Information

The external debt statistics show the current state of Japans liabilities with respect to other countries, with a breakdown by sector. Data are also broken down by short-term and long-term on an original maturity basis and also by instrument.

Japans international investment position is based on a year end report. therefore external debt is estimated at quarterly frequency using reports with end of quarter data, the existing  international investment position data balance of payments data, and factors in market value. For compatibility purposes this data is compiled based on the IMF's Balance of Paymnets Manual (Sixth Edition).

Current balance = market value of previous period-end balance of yen-denominated holdings

+ market value of previous period-end balance of foreign currencydenominated holdings (in yen)

+ market value of yen-denominated flow

+ market value of foreign currency-denominated flow (in yen).

Calculating Component:

1.Debt securities

At the quater end, the outstanding amount of inward portfolio investment is calculated, and is broken out by long-term and short-term.

2.Trade credits

At the quater end, the outstanding amount of trade credits is calculated, and is broken out by long-term and short-term

3.Loans

At the quater end, the outstanding amount of borrowings from nonresidents is calculated, the data is then broken out by long-term and short-term on the basis of the contract term.

 4.Cash and deposits

At the quater end, cash and deposits from nonresidents outstanding is calculated, and classified as short-term.

5.Other liabilities

At the quater end, the outstanding amount of transactions categorized under “other investment” excludes trade credits, loans, or cash and deposits is calculated, and classified as short-term or long-term based on the term of the contract.

 6.Direct investment (intercompany lendings)

At the quater end, the outstanding amount is calculated for liabilities from nonresident, resident, and for liabilities from residents to nonresident, excludes equities.

Only the revised data for the end of calendar year are not estimates. This data is equal to those of the international investment position compiled annually and based on year-end reports.

For further information please visit the BOJ website.