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. 2014-04-24

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 1155.00 2014-04-17 -3987.00 21787.00 -22266.00 1900.31 2014-04-24 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 -835.00 2014-04-17 -5151.00 15688.00 -9928.00 -2213.95 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.


Japanese Trade Deficit Widens in March  
Japan’s trade gap increased to a wider-than-expected ¥ 1446.3 billion in March of 2014, up from a revised ¥ 802.5 billion deficit in the previous month and a ¥ 356.9 billion gap a year earlier, as energy imports continued to rise.
Bank of Japan Leaves Monetary Stimulus Unchanged  
At its April 8th, 2014 meeting, the Bank of Japan maintained its commitment to increase base money at an annual pace of 60 trillion to 70 trillion yen, as widely expected, despite a sales tax hike, saying the economy is recovering moderately.
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.


South Korean Economy Expands at a Fastest Pace  
In the first quarter of 2014, South Korea’s GDP accelerated for the fourth straight quarter to an annual 3.9 percent growth rate, driven by exports.
South Korea GDP Growth Beats Expectations in Q1  
South Korean GDP expanded a seasonally adjusted 0.9 percent on quarter in the first three months of 2014, the same rate recorded in the previous quarter and above market expectations.
Reserve Bank of New Zealand Increases Interest Rate to 3.0%  
At its April 23rd, 2014 meeting, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand lifted the benchmark interest rate for the second straight meeting by 25 bps to 3.0 percent, as inflationary pressures were increasing and were expected to continue doing so over the next two years.
US New Home Sales Fall Sharply in March  
Sales of new single-family houses dropped 14.5 percent in March of 2014 to their lowest level in eight months. Sales were recorded at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 384,000, below the revised February rate of 449,000.
US Markit Manufacturing PMI Steady in April  
At 55.4 in April, the Markit Flash U.S. Manufacturing PMI was down fractionally from 55.5 in March, but still well above the neutral 50.0 value. Sharper rates of output and new business growth boosted the Manufacturing PMI during April, while the main negative influence on the headline index was a rise in the suppliers’ delivery times component.
Bank of Thailand Leaves Interest Rate Unchanged  
At its April 23rd, 2014 meeting, the Monetary Policy Committee left the benchmark interest rate on hold at 2.0 percent. Policymakers expect 2014 growth to be lower than previous assessed due to prolonged political unrest.
South Africa Inflation Rate Back to 6%  
South African annual consumer prices accelerated for the fourth straight month in March of 2014 to a six-month high 6 percent. On a monthly basis, prices advanced 1.3 percent, the fastest pace in five years.
Singapore Inflation Rate Edges Up in March  
Annual consumer prices rose 1.2 percent in March of 2014, up from a 0.4 percent increase in February, mainly due to a smaller fall in car prices. Contributions from all other major categories, except accommodation, were also slightly higher.
Australia Inflation Rate Accelerates Further in Q1  
Australian annual consumer prices advanced 2.9 percent in the first three months of 2014, up from 2.7 percent in the previous quarter, but below market forecasts. The rise was driven by seasonal increases in cost of healthcare, transport and school fees, and by a large hike in tobacco duties.
Mexico Unemployment Rate Up to 4.8% in March  
Mexican unadjusted jobless rate rose to 4.8 percent in March of 2014, up from 4.65 percent in February and 4.51 percent a year earlier. Upon seasonal adjustment, the unemployment rate rose to its highest in more than one year to 5.25 percent.

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