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

China's current account surplus narrowed sharply to USD 5.8 billion in the second quarter of 2018 from USD 52.6 billion in the same period of 2017, a preliminary estimate showed. The goods trade surplus was recorded at USD 104.2 billion, while the service deficit came in at USD 73.7 billion, the primary income deficit at USD 20.8 billion and the secondary income gap at USD 3.9 billion. In the first half of the year, China posted a current account deficit 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 394.59 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 280.50 414.70 612.86 -320.02 USD HML [+]
Exports 2155.70 2165.97 2315.45 12.50 USD HML [+]
Imports 1875.20 1751.27 1879.39 13.88 USD HML [+]
Current Account 58.00 -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 96.17 98.63 118.33 81.75 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 760.70 683.20 1310.35 18.32 USD HML [+]
Capital Flows -58.00 725.40 725.40 -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 3774.00 3758.00 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 August of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
58.00 -341.00 1330.85 -341.00 1998 - 2018 USD HML Quarterly
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current account by Country
Country Last
Australia -10469.00 Mar/18
Brazil 435.00 Jun/18
Canada -19496.00 Mar/18
China 58.00 Jun/18
Euro Area 28.50 Jun/18
France -2333.00 Jun/18
Germany 26200.00 Jun/18
India -13000.00 Mar/18
Indonesia -8028.00 Jun/18
Italy 5135.00 Jun/18
Japan 1175.60 Jun/18
Mexico -6940.80 Mar/18
Netherlands 21821.00 Mar/18
Russia 22300.00 Jun/18
South Korea 7380.00 Jun/18
Spain 2437.00 May/18
Switzerland 18134.28 Mar/18
Turkey -2973.00 Jun/18
United Kingdom -17720.00 Mar/18
United States -124105.00 Mar/18


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