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The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC, Governor: Tadashi Maeda) announced today the summary of its business performance and activities in the first quarter (April–June) of FY2019 as outlined below. Details of financial commitment amounts by financial product can be found in the PDF files provided in this press release.
Ⅰ. Loans, Equity Participation and Guarantees
1. Financial Commitments
In Q1 FY2019, JBIC made a total of 24 financial commitments amounting to approximately JPY479.3 billion in loans, equity participation and guarantees.
2. Disbursements, Repayments and Outstanding Amounts
Disbursements made by JBIC during Q1 FY2019 amounted to approximately JPY307.7 billion, and repayments received were approximately JPY518.2 billion. As a result, outstanding loans and equity participation totaled approximately JPY13,398.7 billion, and outstanding guarantees were approximately JPY2,465.3 billion, with the total outstanding amount for those financial products reaching approximately JPY15,864.0 billion.
Ⅱ. Major Business Activities in Q1 FY2019
1. Promoting Overseas Resource Development
JBIC provided project financing for a copper mine development project in Chile which is being undertaken by Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd., Sumitomo Corporation and others.
2. Maintaining and Increasing the International Competitiveness of Japanese Industries
(1) Support for the Strategic Overseas Business Expansion of Japanese Companies
JBIC provided a loan to a freight transportation business in Brazil in which Mitsui & Co., Ltd., participates. The loan is being used to finance the improvement of facilities, equipments and services of existing freight railways in Brazil. In addition, JBIC signed an agreement to set up export credit lines with the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank and the African Export-Import Bank, respectively, to support Japanese exports to Africa.
(2) Support for the Overseas Expansion of Japanese MTEs and SMEs
JBIC made a total of 12 financial commitments aggregating approximately JPY1.9 billion to assist Japanese mid-tier enterprises (MTEs) and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in expanding overseas. These include loans to: i) Beyonz Co., Ltd., to manufacture and sell automobile parts in Mexico and ii) Katata Electric Co., Ltd., which is engaged in manufacturing and selling printed circuit boards in China.
3. Supporting Projects in the Environmental Sector
Under its GREEN Operations,*1 JBIC signed an agreement with the Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam to set up a credit line to support renewable energy projects in Vietnam. JBIC also supported Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd., in manufacturing and selling acrylic acid in Indonesia under JBIC's Global Facility to Promote Quality Infrastructure Investment for Environmental Preservation and Sustainable Growth (QI-ESG).*2