Japan's current account surplus widened to JPY 1874 billion in November of 2020 from JPY 1456 billion in the same month of the previous year and compared to market expectations of JPY 1551 billion. The goods & services account posted a JPY 435 billion surplus compared to a JPY 157 billion surplus a year ago. Meanwhile, the primary income surplus widened to JPY 1724 billion from JPY 1464 billion while the secondary income gap widened to JPY 281 billion from JPY 162 billion. source: Ministry of Finance, Japan

Current Account in Japan averaged 1157.22 JPY Billion from 1985 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 3360.38 JPY Billion in March of 2007 and a record low of -1456.11 JPY Billion in January of 2014. This page provides - Japan Current Account - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Japan Current Account - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2021.

Current Account in Japan is expected to be 1250.00 JPY Billion by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Current Account in Japan to stand at 440.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Current Account is projected to trend around 650.00 JPY Billion in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Current Account

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1878.40 2144.70 3360.38 -1456.11 1985 - 2020 JPY Billion Monthly
Current Prices, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-10-07 11:50 PM Aug ¥2102.8B ¥1468.3B ¥1983.7B ¥1990B
2020-11-09 11:50 PM Sep ¥1660.2B ¥2102.8B ¥1994.9B ¥1850B
2020-12-07 11:50 PM Oct ¥2144.7B ¥1660.2B ¥2126.3B ¥1940B
2021-01-11 11:50 PM Nov ¥1878.4B ¥2144.7B ¥1551B ¥1610B
2021-02-07 11:50 PM Dec ¥1878.4B
2021-03-07 11:50 PM Jan
2021-04-07 11:50 PM Feb
2021-05-12 11:50 PM Mar


News Stream
Japan Current Account Surplus Widens
Japan's current account surplus widened to JPY 1874 billion in November of 2020 from JPY 1456 billion in the same month of the previous year and compared to market expectations of JPY 1551 billion. The goods & services account posted a JPY 435 billion surplus compared to a JPY 157 billion surplus a year ago. Meanwhile, the primary income surplus widened to JPY 1724 billion from JPY 1464 billion while the secondary income gap widened to JPY 281 billion from JPY 162 billion.
2021-01-12
Japan Current Account Surplus Widens
Japan's current account surplus widened to JPY 2145 billion in October of 2020 from JPY 1818 billion in the same month of the previous year and compared to market expectations of JPY 2126 billion. The goods & services account posted a JPY 587 billion surplus compared to a JPY 14 billion deficit a year ago. Meanwhile, the primary income surplus narrowed to JPY 1787 billion from JPY 1834 billion while the secondary income gap widened to JPY 228 billion from JPY 116 billion.
2020-12-07
Japan Current Account Surplus Widens
Japan's current account surplus widened to JPY 1660 billion in September of 2020 from JPY 1592 billion in the same month of the previous year and compared to market expectations of JPY 1995 billion. The goods & services account posted a JPY 681 billion surplus compared to a JPY 17 billion deficit a year ago. Meanwhile, the primary income surplus narrowed to JPY 1714 billion from JPY 1845 billion while the secondary income gap widened to JPY 735 billion from JPY 235 billion.
2020-11-10
Japan Current Account Surplus Narrows
Japan's current account surplus shortened modestly to JPY 2103 billion in August 2020 from JPY 2135 billion in the same month of the previous year and compared to market expectations of JPY 1984 billion. The goods account posted a JPY 413.2 billion surplus from a JPY 30.4 billion surplus last year, with exports falling 8.8 percent and imports plunging 12.5 percent. Meanwhile, the services account gap widened to a JPY 316.6 billion deficit from a JPY 1.5 billion shortfall a year ago, while the primary income surplus dropped to JPY 2248.7 billion from JPY 2291.6 billion, whereas the secondary income gap widened to JPY 242.5 billion from JPY 185.5 billion.
2020-10-07

Japan 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).