Historical Statistics

This section provides statistical data before 1945 that were compiled mainly by the Bank of Japan.

Explanatory Notes
  1. End figures may differ from those in paper-based publication due to rounding in calculation.
  2. Periods when data are not written in documents and periods when documents are missing are left blank.

For inquiries about the statistics below, please contact the following section of the Bank of Japan: Monetary History Studies Group, Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies (Email:historicalstat(at)boj.or.jp [Please replace "(at)" with "@"]). We are unable to reply to inquiries regarding matters other than statistics on this site.

Statistical Data

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1. Bank of Japan
(1)Bank Notes Issued

Data CSV, (16KB)

(2)Bank of Japan Accounts

Deposits CSV, (10KB)

Loans and Discounts CSV, (10KB)

Advances to Government CSV, (12KB)

Checks and Bills Balance CSV, (6KB)

Loans and Discounts by Head Office and Branches

1906/2-1919/3 CSV, (21KB)

1919/4-1923/9 CSV, (8KB)

1923/10-1927/12 CSV, (8KB)

1928/1-1936/12 CSV, (20KB)

1937/1-1941/6 CSV, (9KB)

(3)Outstanding Amounts of Specie

Data CSV, (13KB)

(4)Official Discount Rates

Head Office (1882/10 - 1883/10) CSV, (2KB)

Head Office (1883/11 - 1890/4) CSV, (3KB)

Head Office (1890/5 - 1897/5) CSV, (3KB)

Head Office (1897/6 - 1906/6) CSV, (4KB)

Head Office (1906/7 - 1941/7) CSV, (4KB)

Osaka Branch (1882/12 - 1897/5) CSV, (5KB)

Osaka Branch (1897/6 - 1899/10) CSV, (3KB)

Osaka Branch (1899/11 - 1906/6) CSV, (2KB)

Saibu Branch (1893/10 - 1897/5) CSV, (2KB)

Saibu Branch (1897/6 - 1899/11) CSV, (2KB)

Saibu Branch (1899/11 - 1906/6) CSV, (2KB)

Hokkaido Branch (1895/7 - 1897/5) CSV, (1KB)

Hokkaido Branch (1897/6 - 1899/10) CSV, (2KB)

Hokkaido Branch (1899/11 - 1906/6) CSV, (2KB)

Fukushima Office (1899/7 - 1899/10) CSV, (2KB)

Fukushima Office (1899/11 - 1906/6) CSV, (2KB)

(Summary Table)Other Branches and Subbranches

2. Financial Markets
(1)Loan Interest Rates by Prefecture

Loan Interest Rates by Prefecture (1886/7-1922/12) CSV, (150KB)

Loan Interest Rates by Prefecture (1923-1925) CSV, (5KB)

Loan Interest Rates by Prefecture, Loans on Deeds (1926-1940) CSV, (13KB)

Loan Interest Rates by Prefecture, Loans on Bills (1926-1940) CSV, (14KB)

Loan Interest Rates by Prefecture, Overdrafts (1926-1940) CSV, (13KB)

(2)Outstanding Amounts of Government Securities and Corporate Bonds

Data CSV, (41KB)

(3)Index of Average Values of Securities

Data CSV, (18KB)

(4)Foreign Exchange Rates

Foreign Exchange Rates: Demand Draft (1893-1926) CSV, (55KB)

Foreign Exchange Rates:Telegraphic Transfer Selling Rates Quoted by the Yokohama Specie Bank (1912-1941) CSV, (56KB)


Tokyo Wholesale Price Index on January 1887 Base CSV,(28KB)

Tokyo Wholesale Price Index on October 1900 Base CSV,(89KB)

Tokyo Wholesale Price Index on 1933 Base CSV,(134KB)

Tokyo Retail Price Index on 1914 Base CSV,(77KB)

Index of Service Charges(Tokyo) on 1934-1936 Base CSV,(23KB)

4.Employment and Wages
Indexes of Employment and Wages in Private Factories (Japan proper)

General Indexes and Indexes by Gender CSV,(10KB)

Indexes by District CSV,(15KB)

Indexes in Chief Industries CSV,(48KB)

How to Download Data Files


  • (1) Type of file … Comma-delimited text files or tab-delimited text files.
  • (2) Language … The Japanese text in most data files is followed by an English translation.1

Note 1: The first few rows of text will be garbled unless your computer has been configured to handle Japanese characters. Kindly ignore the garbled characters and scroll down to the English text.

The best way to view data

Data could be incorrectly aligned if opening files with a Web browser. If this occurs, first download the files and then open them with spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel.

How to download data

Single-click the right mouse button on a text file name, and a menu will appear. From this menu, select the command that will save the file (e.g. "Save target as...") and then specify the directory into which you want to save the file.

How to format date display

The data file's date display represents the year in integers and the month in decimals. Note that "October 1920" could potentially be indicated as "1920.1". If this occurs, please change your spreadsheet software format such that two digits are displayed to the right of the decimal point.


September 25, 2012 Expansion of items covered under Historical Statistics

The following new items have been added to the Historical Statistics on the website of the Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan: Outstanding Amounts of Specie CSV,(13KB) (Notes).

March 26, 2007 Release of Historical Statistics on the Web Site

Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, Bank of Japan, provides historical statistics compiled mainly by the Bank before 1945 on its web site for historical research. Released statistics in March 2007 are as follows: "Bank Notes Issued," "Bank of Japan Accounts (Deposits and Loans)," "Official Discount Rates," and "Outstanding Amounts of Government Securities and Corporate Bonds." The Bank will continue to expand the data series.

(Related Materials) Historical Monetary and Financial Statistics, BIS

“Historical Monetary and Financial Statistics for Policymakers: Towards a Unified Framework”, (BIS Papers No. 127)

Country Contributions :Japan

Time Series Data for Japan .xlsx