China Current Account  1998-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

China's current account surplus narrowed sharply to USD 5.3 billion in the second quarter of 2018 from USD 52.6 billion in the same period of 2017 and below a preliminary estimate of USD 5.8 billion. The goods trade surplus fell to USD 103.6 billion (vs first estimate of USD 104.2 billion) from USD 132.1 billion a year earlier, while the service deficit increased to USD 73.7 billion from USD 72.7 billion. In addition, the primary income deficit rose to USD 20.7 billion (vs first estimate of USD 20.8 billion) from USD 3.0 billion a year ago and the secondary income gap edged up to USD 3.9 billion from USD 3.8 billion. In the first half of the year, China posted a current account deficit of USD 28.8 billion (vs first estimate of USD 28.3 billion), compared with a surplus of USD 68.3 billion in the same period of 2017. Current Account in China averaged 394.54 USD HML from 1998 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 1330.85 USD HML in the fourth quarter of 2008 and a record low of -341 USD HML in the first quarter of 2018.

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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 316.93 278.86 612.86 -320.02 USD HML [+]
Exports 2266.88 2173.72 2315.23 12.50 USD HML [+]
Imports 1949.95 1894.86 1949.95 13.88 USD HML [+]
Current Account 53.29 -341.00 1330.85 -341.00 USD HML [+]
Current Account to GDP 1.30 1.80 10.10 -3.70 percent [+]
External Debt 17106.00 14206.57 17799.32 158.28 USD HML [+]
Terms of Trade 94.48 96.17 118.33 81.75 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 917.70 864.97 1310.35 18.32 USD HML [+]
Capital Flows 60.00 725.40 725.40 -1305.58 USD HML [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2917.00 2815.12 2917.00 22.96 Tens of Thousands [+]
Gold Reserves 1842.60 1842.60 1842.60 395.01 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 3857.00 3761.00 4408.00 1012.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 5.54 6.11 6.29 1.47 [+]
Weapons Sales 1131.00 2192.00 2606.00 3.00 USD Million [+]

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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 October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
53.29 -341.00 1330.85 -341.00 1998 - 2018 USD HML Quarterly
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current account by Country
Country Last
Argentina -8292.00 Jun/18
Australia -13472.00 Jun/18
Brazil -717.20 Aug/18
Canada -15880.00 Jun/18
China 53.29 Jun/18
Euro Area 20.49 Aug/18
France -1609.00 Aug/18
Germany 15300.00 Aug/18
India -15807.13 Jun/18
Indonesia -8028.00 Jun/18
Italy 4994.00 Aug/18
Japan 1838.40 Aug/18
Mexico -3882.10 Jun/18
Netherlands 16769.50 Jun/18
Russia 26400.00 Sep/18
Saudi Arabia 19181.00 Jun/18
Singapore 22832.40 Jun/18
South Africa -163760.00 Jun/18
South Korea 8439.80 Aug/18
Spain 107.00 Jul/18
Switzerland 22143.83 Jun/18
Turkey 2592.00 Aug/18
United Kingdom -20317.00 Jun/18
United States -101460.00 Jun/18


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