Japan Foreign Exchange Reserves

Foreign Exchange Reserves in Japan decreased to 1279346 USD Million in March of 2014 from 1288206 USD Million in February of 2014. Foreign Exchange Reserves in Japan is reported by the Ministry of Finance, Japan. Foreign Exchange Reserves in Japan averaged 251356.30 USD Million from 1957 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 1306668 USD Million in January of 2012 and a record low of 455 USD Million in September of 1957. In Japan, Foreign Exchange Reserves are the foreign assets held or controlled by the country central bank. The reserves are made of gold or a specific currency. They can also be special drawing rights and marketable securities denominated in foreign currencies like treasury bills, government bonds, corporate bonds and equities and foreign currency loans. This page provides - Japan Foreign Exchange Reserves - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-16

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
1279346.00 1288206.00 1306668.00 455.00 1278256.09 | 2014/04 1957 - 2014 USD Million Monthly
Current Prices, NSA


Japan Foreign Exchange Reserves

CALENDAR GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-01-09 11:50 PM Japan
Foreign Exchange Reserves
Dec 2013 USD 1267B USD 1275B USD 1283.4B

Money Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Interest Rate 0.00 2014-04-08 0.00 9.00 0.00 0.00 2014-05-31 Percent [+]
Central Bank Balance Sheet 240784.10 2014-03-31 240450.20 240784.10 4864.50 247371.38 2014-04-30 JPY Billion [+]
Foreign Bond Investment -3805.00 2014-04-04 -3987.00 21787.00 -22266.00 236.83 2014-04-11 JPY Hundred Million [+]
Foreign Exchange Reserves 1279346.00 2014-03-31 1288206.00 1306668.00 455.00 1278256.09 2014-04-30 USD Million [+]
Foreign Stock Investment 2236.00 2014-04-04 -5151.00 15688.00 -9928.00 -2278.48 2014-05-31 JPY Hundred Million [+]
Interbank Rate 0.14 2014-03-15 0.14 8.40 0.05 0.25 2014-04-30 Percent [+]
Loans to Private Sector 413738.30 2014-03-15 412057.90 536555.80 375948.90 414101.20 2014-03-31 JPY Billion [+]
Money Supply M0 82103.00 2014-03-15 81516.00 82492.60 2130.10 81900.09 2014-03-31 JPY Billion [+]
Money Supply M1 579499.90 2014-03-15 573992.60 579499.90 3921.00 579986.23 2014-03-31 JPY Billion [+]
Money Supply M2 863617.40 2014-03-15 861437.80 866131.40 8404.00 866749.28 2014-03-31 JPY Billion [+]
Money Supply M3 1176919.20 2014-03-15 1177732.30 1177732.30 1008503.40 1180246.25 2014-03-31 JPY Billion [+]

Foreign Exchange Reserves | Notes
Foreign Exchange Reserves also known as Official Reserves and International Reserves are the foreign assets held or controlled by the central banks. The reserves themselves can either be gold or a specific currency like the dollar or the euro. They can also be special drawing rights and marketable securities denominated in foreign currencies like treasury bills, government bonds, corporate bonds and equities and foreign currency loans. The reserves are generally used to finance the balance of payments imbalances or to control exchange rates.


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Japan Unemployment Rate Falls to 3.6% in February  
Japan's jobless rate declined to the lowest in more than six years in February and the availability of jobs improved to the highest in more than six years.
Japan Annual Inflation Rate Up 1.5% in February  
The consumer price index for Japan in February 2014 was 100.7 (2010=100), the same level as the previous month, and up 1.5% over the year.
Japan Marks a Record 20-Month Run of Trade Deficits  
Japanese trade balance came to a deficit of ¥800.3 billion in February of 2014, narrower than a record gap of ¥2.8 trillion reported in January of 2014 but larger than a deficit of ¥781.3 billion reported in the same month of 2013.
BoJ Leaves Monetary Policy Unchanged  
Bank of Japan decided on March 11th to leave the monetary policy steady and keep buying enough government bonds to boost monetary base at an annual pace of about 60-70 trillion yen, saying the economy was picking up.
Japan GDP Growth Revised Down to 0.2% in Q4  
Japan's economy expanded 0.2 percent in the last three months of 2014 from the previous quarter, revised down from a preliminary 0.3 percent expansion due to slower growth in capital spending and private consumption.
Japanese Unemployment Rate Unchanged at 3.7% in January  
Japan's jobless rate held steady at the lowest level in six years in January and the number of employed persons increased 0.5% to 62.62 million.
Japanese Inflation Rate Levells Off in January  
Japan's consumer price index increased 1.4 percent on a year in January, down from 1.6 percent reported a month earlier. The cost of energy, transportation and food increased the most while prices of housing and medical care decreased.
Japan Reports Record Trade Deficit in January  
Japanese trade deficit widened to 2.79 trillion yen in January of 2014 from 1.6 trillion yen reported in the same month of 2013. Imports surged 25 percent while exports grew only 9.5 percent.
Bank of Japan Expands Loan Support Programme  
At its February 18th, 2014 meeting, the Bank of Japan decided to keep boosting the monetary base at an annual pace of about 60-70 trillion yen. The central bank also decided to extend two facilities that were set to expire in April, aiming to stimulate bank lending.


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US Inflation Rate Up to 1.5% in March  
US annual consumer prices accelerated to 1.5 percent in March, boosted by higher shelter and food cost. On a monthly basis, the inflation rate edged up to 0.2 percent, following a 0.1 percent increase in February.
India Consumer Inflation Edges Up in March  
Indian annual consumer prices accelerated in March for the first time in four months to 8.31 percent, up from a revised 8.03 percent in February, driven by higher food prices.
Nigerian Inflation Rate Edges Up Slightly in March  
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Turkey Unemployment Rate Edges Up Slightly in January  
Turkish jobless rate increased for the third consecutive month in January of 2014 to 10.1 percent, up from 10.0 percent in the previous month, but decreased compared with 10.6 percent recorded a year earlier.
Euro Area Trade Surplus Widens in February On Rising Exports  
The first estimate for the Euro Area trade in goods balance with the rest of the world in February of 2014 gave a € 13.6 billion surplus, compared with € +9.8 bn in February of 2013. The January 2014 balance was € +0.8 bn.
UK Inflation Rate Slows Further in March  
UK annual consumer prices fell to its lowest in over four year in March of 2014. The inflation rate decelerated for the sixth consecutive month to 1.6 percent, down from 1.7 percent in February, due to lower fuel, clothing and furniture prices.
India Wholesale Inflation Up to 3-Month High  
In March of 2014, India wholesale prices accelerated to an annual 5.7 percent on higher food, fuel and manufacturing cost, breaking a three-month easing trend.
Ghana’s Economy Advances 2.7% QoQ in Q4  
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US Retail Sales Beat Expectations in March  
Retail sales increased 1.1 percent over the previous month in March of 2014, up from a revised 0.7 percent rise in February. It is the biggest growth rate in 1-1/2 years.

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