Bank of Japan balance sheet

At the end of March 20 2017, the Bank of Japan held a total of 495.1 trillion yen in assets, of which Japanese government securities accounted for 423 trillion yen.

Published every 10 days by the Bank of Japan. Updated till March 20, 2017 (published on March 22nd, 2017).

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The Next Release Date: April 2nd, 2017.

Bank of Japan Balance Sheet (Annual,1986-2016)

Note: Values are for the end of the year. 

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