Bank of Japan (BoJ) Bank Lending y/y

Country:
Japan
JPY, Japanese yen
Source:
Sector:
Government
Low 3.0% 2.1%
2.0%
Last release Importance Actual Forecast
Previous
3.2%
3.0%
Next release Actual Forecast
Previous
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BoJ Bank Lending y/y shows the dynamics of all outstanding loans in Japanese banks in the current month as compared to the same month of the previous year.

The Bank of Japan has set a negative interest rate, which means rates are below zero. This is a non-traditional monetary policy used to stimulate the economy.

BOJ lending refers to lending to a bank that has a checking account with the Bank of Japan (BOJ). There are three types of lending: bill discount, bill lending, and overdraft. Bill discount is a re-discount of the commercial bills that the financial institution discounted from the trading partner to meet the discount eligibility criteria. Bill lending includes promissory notes, government bonds, government short-term securities, government-guaranteed bonds, FILP agency bonds, municipal bonds, financial bonds, general corporate bonds, yen-denominated foreign bonds, etc. In order to receive loans flexibly, the financial institutions provide collateral to the Bank of Japan's main branch in advance. Overdraft allows banks to borrow the BOJ's checking account.

Index above the predicted value may have a positive effect on Japanese Yen. Increasing lending volumes hint at improving business sentiments and growing investments. However, Japanese yen tends to be more affected by foreign indicators than domestic ones.

Last values:

actual data

forecast

The chart of the entire available history of the "Bank of Japan (BoJ) Bank Lending y/y" macroeconomic indicator. The dashed line shows the forecast values ​​of the economic indicator for the specified dates.

A significant deviation of a real value from a forecast one may cause a short-term strengthening or weakening of a national currency in the Forex market. The threshold values ​​of the indicators signaling the approach of the critical state of the national (local) economy occupy a special place.

Date (GMT)
Reference
Actual
Forecast
Previous
Apr 2020
3.0%
2.1%
2.0%
Mar 2020
2.0%
2.0%
2.1%
Feb 2020
2.1%
1.9%
1.9%
Jan 2020
1.9%
1.9%
1.8%
Dec 2019
1.8%
2.1%
2.1%
Nov 2019
2.1%
1.9%
2.0%
Oct 2019
2.0%
1.8%
2.0%
Sep 2019
2.0%
2.0%
2.1%
Aug 2019
2.1%
2.0%
2.3%
Jul 2019
2.3%
2.2%
2.3%
Jun 2019
2.3%
2.8%
2.6%
May 2019
2.6%
2.5%
2.4%
Apr 2019
2.4%
2.1%
2.3%
Mar 2019
2.4%
2.0%
2.3%
Feb 2019
2.3%
2.7%
2.4%
Jan 2019
2.4%
2.4%
2.4%
Dec 2018
2.4%
1.9%
2.1%
Nov 2018
2.1%
2.2%
2.2%
Oct 2018
2.2%
2.5%
2.3%
Sep 2018
2.3%
2.2%
2.2%
Aug 2018
2.2%
2.1%
2.0%
Jul 2018
2.0%
2.2%
2.2%
Jun 2018
2.2%
2.0%
2.0%
May 2018
2.0%
1.8%
2.1%
Apr 2018
2.1%
1.7%
2.0%
Mar 2018
2.0%
1.8%
2.1%
Feb 2018
2.1%
2.1%
2.3%
Jan 2018
2.4%
2.2%
2.5%
Dec 2017
2.5%
2.5%
2.7%
Nov 2017
2.7%
2.8%
2.8%
Oct 2017
2.8%
3.2%
2.9%
Sep 2017
3.0%
3.4%
3.2%
Aug 2017
3.2%
3.5%
3.3%
Jul 2017
3.3%
3.4%
3.3%
Jun 2017
3.3%
3.4%
3.2%
May 2017
3.2%
3.2%
3.0%
Apr 2017
3.0%
2.8%
3.0%
Mar 2017
3.0%
2.8%
Feb 2017
2.8%
2.5%
Jan 2017
2.5%
2.6%
Dec 2016
2.6%
2.4%
Nov 2016
2.4%
2.4%
Oct 2016
2.4%
2.2%
Sep 2016
2.2%
2.0%
Aug 2016
2.0%
2.1%
Jul 2016
2.1%
2.0%
Jun 2016
2.0%
2.2%
May 2016
2.2%
2.2%
Apr 2016
2.2%
2.0%
Mar 2016
2.0%
2.2%

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