China Current Account  1998-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

China's current account surplus narrowed sharply to USD 37.1 billion in the third quarter of 2017 from USD 74.2 billion in the same period of the previous year, the preliminary estimate showed. The goods trade surplus was recorded at USD 121.0 billion, while the service deficit came in at USD 68.1 billion, the primary income deficit at USD 13.3 billion, and the secondary income gap at USD 2.5 billion. In January to September of 2017, the current account surplus narrowed to USD 106.3 billion from USD 178.7 billion in the same period of 2016. Current Account in China averaged 412.86 USD HML from 1998 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 1330.85 USD HML in the fourth quarter of 2008 and a record low of -8.96 USD HML in the second quarter of 2001.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2015-08-07 09:30 AM Current Account $76.6B $152.2B


China Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 402.10 381.74 628.33 -319.71 USD HML [+]
Exports 2173.69 1889.80 2273.72 13.00 USD HML [+]
Imports 1771.11 1508.06 1830.94 16.60 USD HML [+]
Current Account 371.00 508.87 1330.85 -8.96 USD HML [+]
Current Account to GDP 1.80 2.70 10.10 -3.70 percent [+]
External Debt 14207.00 14162.00 14207.00 158.28 USD HML [+]
Terms of Trade 95.98 94.25 118.33 81.75 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1021.58 920.89 1262.67 18.32 USD HML [+]
Capital Flows -371.00 -4.49 464.08 -1305.58 USD HML [+]
Tourist Arrivals 128.50 161.00 216.60 21.70 Tens of Thousands [+]
Gold Reserves 1842.56 1842.56 1842.56 395.01 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 3758.00 3827.00 4408.00 1012.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 5.54 6.11 6.29 1.47 [+]
Weapons Sales 2123.00 1764.00 2606.00 3.00 USD Million [+]
Exports to India 6202592.00 5096382.00 6202592.00 2326991.00 USD THO [+]

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China Current Account

Current Account is the sum of the balance of trade (exports minus imports of goods and services), net factor income (such as interest and dividends) and net transfer payments (such as foreign aid). This page provides - China Current Account - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. China Current Account - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
371.00 508.87 1330.85 -8.96 1998 - 2017 USD HML Quarterly
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current account by Country
Country Last
Australia -9125.00 Sep/17
Brazil -343.00 Oct/17
Canada -19346.00 Sep/17
China 371.00 Sep/17
Euro Area 41.81 Sep/17
France -2227.00 Oct/17
Germany 18100.00 Oct/17
India -7200.00 Sep/17
Indonesia -4336.80 Sep/17
Italy 4307.00 Sep/17
Japan 2176.40 Oct/17
Mexico -5527.90 Sep/17
Netherlands 15416.30 Jun/17
Russia 1200.00 Sep/17
South Korea 5720.00 Oct/17
Spain 2359.00 Sep/17
Switzerland 18748.00 Jun/17
Turkey -3827.00 Oct/17
United Kingdom -23182.00 Jun/17
United States -123137.00 Jun/17