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

China's current account surplus narrowed sharply to USD 52.9 billion in the second quarter of 2017 from USD 65.1 billion in the same period of the previous year, the preliminary estimate showed. The goods trade surplus was recorded at USD 133.2 billion, while the service deficit came in at USD 74.4 billion, the primary income deficit at USD 2.1 billion, and the secondary income gap at USD 3.8 billion. In the first half of 2017, the current account surplus was USD 71.2 billion, equivalent to 1.3 percent of GDP. Current Account in China averaged 413.65 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 Forecast (i)
2015-08-07 09:30 AM Q2 $76.6B $152.2B


China Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 467.36 428.10 628.33 -319.71 USD HML [+]
Exports 1936.46 1965.80 2273.72 13.00 USD HML [+]
Imports 1469.09 1537.70 1830.94 16.60 USD HML [+]
Current Account 529.00 183.89 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 100.00 93.78 118.33 81.75 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 726.60 656.46 1262.67 18.32 USD HML [+]
Capital Flows -529.00 393.08 464.08 -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 3891.00 3903.00 4408.00 1012.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Weapons Sales 2123.00 1764.00 2606.00 3.00 USD Million [+]
Terrorism Index 6.11 6.29 6.29 1.47 [+]
Exports to India 5792670.00 6087765.00 6087765.00 2326991.00 USD THO [+]

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China Current Account Notes

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 August of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
529.00 183.89 1330.85 -8.96 1998 - 2017 USD HML Quarterly
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current account by Country

Last
Australia -3108.00 Mar/17
Brazil 1330.40 Jun/17
Canada -14053.00 Mar/17
China 529.00 Jun/17
Euro Area 28.10 Jun/17
France -2137.00 Jun/17
Germany 23600.00 Jun/17
India -3432.97 Mar/17
Indonesia -4962.50 Jun/17
Italy 5257.00 Jun/17
Japan 934.60 Jun/17
Mexico -6859.20 Mar/17
Netherlands 20180.90 Mar/17
Russia -300.00 Jun/17
South Korea 7007.00 Jun/17
Spain 2569.00 May/17
Switzerland 11118.00 Mar/17
Turkey -3763.00 Jun/17
United Kingdom -16895.00 Mar/17
United States -116781.00 Mar/17