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

China's current account surplus widened to USD 62.3 billion in the fourth quarter of 2017 from USD 11.8 billion in the same period of the previous year, final figures showed. The goods trade surplus was recorded at USD 141.4 billion, while the service deficit came in at USD 60.4 billion, the primary income deficit at USD 16.7 billion, and the secondary income gap at USD 2.1 billion. In 2017 as a whole, the current account surplus narrowed sharply to USD 168 billion, or 1.3 percent of GDP, from USD 190 billion in 2016. Current Account in China averaged 415.34 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 -49.83 337.43 628.33 -319.71 USD HML [+]
Exports 1741.22 1716.18 2317.86 13.00 USD HML [+]
Imports 1791.04 1378.76 1830.94 16.60 USD HML [+]
Current Account 622.83 343.31 1330.85 -8.96 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 99.46 95.61 118.33 81.75 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 345.10 210.62 1310.35 18.32 USD HML [+]
Capital Flows 39.09 142.35 464.08 -1305.58 USD HML [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2917.00 2815.12 2917.00 22.96 Tens of Thousands [+]
Gold Reserves 1842.60 1842.56 1842.60 395.01 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 3763.00 3820.00 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 April of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
622.83 343.31 1330.85 -8.96 1998 - 2017 USD HML Quarterly
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current account by Country
Country Last
Australia -14024.00 Dec/17
Brazil 283.20 Feb/18
Canada -16346.00 Dec/17
China 622.83 Dec/17
Euro Area 22.73 Feb/18
France -1986.00 Feb/18
Germany 20700.00 Feb/18
India -13465.11 Dec/17
Indonesia -5760.70 Dec/17
Italy 838.60 Feb/18
Japan 2076.00 Feb/18
Mexico -3206.60 Dec/17
Netherlands 20903.90 Dec/17
Russia 28800.00 Mar/18
South Korea 4030.00 Feb/18
Spain -445.00 Jan/18
Switzerland 19679.42 Dec/17
Turkey -4152.00 Feb/18
United Kingdom -18443.00 Dec/17
United States -128158.00 Dec/17


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