September 20, 2019

General Government Debt and Asset

At the end of June 2019, the Japanese general government owed a total of 1,328.3 trillion yen in liability, equivalent to 238.1% of GDP.

Published quarterly by the Bank of Japan. Updated to the end of June 2019 (published on September 20th, 2019).

Note: Figures are from Flow of Fund statistics, published quarterly by the Bank of Japan. The figure for National Government Debt is published monthly by the Bank of Japan. The ratio to GDP are calculated by Japan Macro Advisors. 

For more information visit the official website.

Next release date: December 20, 2019.

Suggested Pages

Bank of Japan balance sheet

As of September 30 2019, the Bank of Japan held a total of 569.8 trillion yen in assets. Its JGB holding was 469.4 trillion yen, up by 22.6 trillion yen from September 30 2018.

View Page

Japan JGBs held by BoJ

In June 2019, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) purchased 6.1 trillion yen (book value) of JGB. BoJ seems to be reducing the amount of their monthly JGB purchases. In the past 3 months, it bought an average of

View Page

Consumption Activity Index

Real consumption activity grew by 0.2% month on month (MoM) in January 2019.The rate of growth was rather unremarkable, but the news was a positive surprise, given the 2.3% MoM drop in retail sales i

View Page

Japan Gross Domestic Product

According to the Cabinet Office''s preliminary estimate published on May 20, the Japanese economy grew by 0.5% quarter on quarter (QoQ) in the January-March quarter. The result was a positive surprise

View Page