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

China posted a current account deficit of USD 28.2 billion in the first quarter of 2018, the first gap since the series began in 1998, compared with a USD 18.4 billion surplus in the same period of the previous year, preliminary figures showed. The goods trade surplus was recorded at only USD 53.4 billion, while the service deficit came in at USD 76.2 billion, the primary income deficit at USD 2.8 billion, and the secondary income gap at USD 2.6 billion. Current Account in China averaged 406.73 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 -282 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 249.22 287.83 628.33 -319.71 USD HML [+]
Exports 2128.69 2004.37 2317.86 13.00 USD HML [+]
Imports 1879.48 1716.54 1879.48 16.60 USD HML [+]
Current Account -282.00 622.83 1330.85 -282.00 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 99.70 102.08 118.33 81.75 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 540.60 436.00 1310.35 18.32 USD HML [+]
Capital Flows 282.00 39.09 464.08 -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 3789.00 3729.00 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 June of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-282.00 622.83 1330.85 -282.00 1998 - 2018 USD HML Quarterly
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current account by Country
Country Last
Australia -10469.00 Mar/18
Brazil 620.00 Apr/18
Canada -19496.00 Mar/18
China -282.00 Mar/18
Euro Area 26.20 Apr/18
France -1146.00 Apr/18
Germany 22700.00 Apr/18
India -13000.00 Mar/18
Indonesia -5500.00 Mar/18
Italy 3009.00 Apr/18
Japan 1845.10 Apr/18
Mexico -6940.80 Mar/18
Netherlands 21821.00 Mar/18
Russia 28800.00 Mar/18
South Korea 1770.00 Apr/18
Spain 904.00 Mar/18
Switzerland 19679.42 Dec/17
Turkey -5426.00 Apr/18
United Kingdom -18443.00 Dec/17
United States -124105.00 Mar/18


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