Table 1: Japan's Global Balance of Payments, 1995-1999

(in millions of dollars, IMF value basis, seasonally unadjusted)

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Exports

Imports

Trade Balance

Services

Goods & Services Balance

Income

Current Transfers

Current Account Balance

Investment Flows

Capital Account

Errors & Omissions

Changes in Reserve Assets

1995

$428,020

$296,782

$131,241

$-57,302

$73,937

$44,198

$-7,711

$110,421

$-64,437

$-2,279

$13,956

$-57,660

1996

400,495

316,872

83,624

-62,320

21,304

53,484

-8,986

65,802

-27,518

-3,252

1,211

-36,242

1997

409,279

307,533

101,746

-54,073

47,673

55,703

-8,854

94,522

-118,579

-4,033

34,420

-6,331

1998

373,283

251,180

122,102

-49,306

72,797

56,536

-8,756

120,576

-117,697

-14,753

4,246

7,628

1999

402,026

278,986

123,040

-53,994

69,046

50,002

-12,175

106,872

-30,614

-16,757

17,719

-77,221

1998

January

28,872

24,584

4,288

-4,131

158

4,132

-667

3,622

-5,933

-672

4,152

-1,169

February

31,571

19,821

11,750

-3,318

8,433

5,084

-500

13,017

-7,179

-1,435

-3,011

-1,390

March

34,512

23,459

11,052

-3,715

7,337

5,410

-1,549

11,199

-13,413

-2,996

6,165

-956

April

31,919

21,571

10,349

-5,379

4,969

3,673

-593

8,049

-27,633

-80

1,066

18,597

May

28,971

18,576

10,395

-3,638

6,757

3,934

-453

10,239

-12,660

-122

3,788

-1,245

June

29,664

20,008

9,656

-3,403

6,252

4,498

-674

10,077

-16,952

-607

6,657

826

July

31,293

20,834

10,460

-4,153

6,307

3,930

-611

9,627

-1,715

-264

-6,370

-1,278

August

26,563

18,917

7,647

-3,738

3,909

4,736

-517

8,128

-5,566

-495

-785

-1,282

September

32,816

20,349

12,467

-4,221

8,247

6,740

-711

14,276

-7,246

-6,625

762

-1,167

October

34,762

22,196

12,566

-5,979

6,587

5,077

-932

10,732

-6,246

-380

-2,808

-1,298

November

29,565

20,774

8,791

-3,674

5,117

5,272

-662

9,727

-13,407

-650

6,032

-1,703

December

33,850

20,561

13,289

-4,120

9,169

4,127

-973

12,323

999

-348

-12,435

-538

1999

January

29,467

21,349

8,118

-4,479

3,639

4,079

-727

6,992

-6,880

-509

7,744

-7,347

February

29,709

20,369

9,341

-4,088

5,252

4,823

-595

9,480

-14,886

-861

6,637

-370

March

34,509

22,428

12,081

-3,435

8,646

4,274

-4,254

8,666

-1,633

-5,616

357

-1,774

April

32,390

22,517

9,873

-5,321

4,553

3,079

-599

7,032

-1,265

-194

-4,407

-1,166

May

28,057

20,249

7,808

-3,736

4,072

4,851

-508

8,415

-5,878

-3,065

1,576

-1,047

June

32,547

21,592

10,955

-3,663

7,292

4,799

-656

11,435

9,420

-102

2,307

-23,060

July

33,962

22,474

11,488

-4,527

6,961

4,696

-702

10,955

6,267

-413

-3,930

-12,879

August

31,766

24,370

7,396

-5,475

1,921

5,785

-705

7,001

-13,103

-516

7,719

-1,101

September

38,435

24,323

14,113

-5,086

9,027

2,449

-908

10,566

7,690

-4,373

-3,426

-10,458

October

37,494

25,260

12,234

-5,603

6,631

4,380

-840

10,171

-11,041

-225

2,037

-942

November

35,598

27,940

7,658

-3,850

3,808

4,465

-687

7,587

-12,625

-223

6,194

-933

December

39,945

27,624

12,322

-4,969

7,353

1,978

-872

8,459

13,213

-415

-5,068

-16,189

Notes:

  1. The Bank of Japan ceased publishing balance of payments data in dollars after 1995 and reorganized the capital account categories. All data have been converted from yen into dollars at the period average exchange rate on the Tokyo foreign exchange market as reported to the International Monetary Fund (see Table 8). This table, therefore, is not comparable with tables published in statistical profiles of previous years.
  2. The monthly data for 1998 and 1999 do not add up to the totals for those years because monthly exchange rates were used to convert the figures.
  3. For capital transactions, credits (+) indicate net inflows and debits (-) indicate net outflows.

Source: Bank of Japan

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