Japan Current Account  1985-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Japan's current account surplus edged down to 1.65 JPY trillion in May of 2017 from 1.76 JPY trillion in the same month a year ago and below market expectations of a 1.8 JPY trillion surplus. It was the lowest current account surplus since January 2017. The goods deficit stood at 0.12 JPY trillion, compared to a surplus of 0.03 trillion in May 2016, as exports fell 11.7 percent while imports dropped by 13.1 percent. The services account surplus narrowed to 0.04 JPY trillion from a 0.08 JPY trillion surplus, while the deficit of secondary income narrowed to 0.2 trillion from 0.25 JPY trillion. In contrast, the surplus on primary income widened slightly to 1.92 JPY trillion from 1.9 JPY trillion a year ago. May data marks the 35th straight month of current account surplus. Current Account in Japan averaged 1091.85 JPY Billion from 1985 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 3360.40 JPY Billion in March of 2007 and a record low of -1456.10 JPY Billion in January of 2014.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-05-10 11:50 PM Mar ¥2907.7B ¥ 2814B ¥2643B ¥ 1838.4B
2017-06-07 11:50 PM Apr ¥1952B ¥2907.7B ¥1700B ¥ 1900B
2017-07-09 11:50 PM May ¥1653.9B ¥1952B ¥1796.3B ¥ 1845.6B
2017-08-07 11:50 PM Jun ¥1653.9B ¥ 1194.3B
2017-09-07 11:50 PM Jul ¥ 1659.1B
2017-10-10 11:50 PM Aug ¥ 2118B




Japan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 439.91 -203.37 1608.67 -2795.04 JPY Billion [+]
Exports 6607.55 5851.36 7681.69 105.08 JPY Billion [+]
Imports 6167.65 6054.73 8047.03 162.06 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account 1653.90 1951.90 3360.40 -1456.10 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP 3.70 3.10 4.70 -1.00 percent [+]
External Debt 387147.00 399002.00 399002.00 141743.00 JPY Billion [+]
Terms of Trade 102.90 101.20 276.10 83.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 16182.00 4658.00 44889.00 -3825.00 JPY Hundreds Million [+]
Capital Flows 20600.00 10673.00 51843.00 -26928.00 JPY HML [+]
Tourism Revenues 21463000.00 14478000.00 22081000.00 821000.00 JPY Thousand [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2346500.00 2294700.00 2578900.00 225806.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 765.22 765.20 765.22 753.54 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 2.45 0.00 2.52 0.00 [+]
Crude Oil Production 4.00 4.00 13.00 3.00 BBL/D/1K [+]

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Japan 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 - Japan Current Account - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Japan Current Account - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1653.90 1951.90 3360.40 -1456.10 1985 - 2017 JPY Billion Monthly



current account by Country

Last
Australia -3108.00 Mar/17
Brazil 1330.40 Jun/17
Canada -14053.00 Mar/17
China 184.00 Mar/17
Euro Area 18.30 May/17
France -2349.00 May/17
Germany 17300.00 May/17
India -3432.97 Mar/17
Indonesia -2397.00 Mar/17
Italy 3261.00 May/17
Japan 1653.90 May/17
Mexico -6859.20 Mar/17
Netherlands 20180.90 Mar/17
Russia -300.00 Jun/17
South Korea 5937.30 May/17
Spain 448.00 Apr/17
Switzerland 11118.00 Mar/17
Turkey -5242.00 May/17
United Kingdom -16895.00 Mar/17
United States -116781.00 Mar/17