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

Japan's current account surplus increased to 2.27 JPY trillion in September of 2017 from 1.86 JPY trillion in the same month a year ago but slightly below market estimates of a surplus of 2.38 JPY trillion. The surplus of goods account widened markedly to 8.52 JPY trillion (from 6.67 JPY trillion in September 2016), as exports jumped 14.4 percent year-on-year while imports went up at a slower 12.7 percent. Also, the primary income surplus widened to 17.03 JPY trillion (from 15.1 JPY trillion a year ago). Meantime, the services account posted a 0.76 JPY billion defisit, smaller than a 0.93 JPY billion gap in September 2016. Also, the deficit of secondary income came in at 2.08 JPY trillion, slightly lower than a 2.2 JPY trillion in September 2016. Current Account in Japan averaged 1109.61 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 TEForecast
2017-09-07 11:50 PM Current Account ¥2320B ¥935B ¥2058.6B ¥1900B
2017-10-09 11:50 PM Current Account ¥2380T ¥2320T ¥2262B ¥2081B
2017-11-08 11:50 PM Current Account ¥2271.2B ¥2380.4B ¥2375.4B ¥2370B
2017-12-07 11:50 PM Current Account ¥2271.2B ¥ 1929.5B


Japan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 285.36 667.71 1608.67 -2795.04 JPY Billion [+]
Exports 6693.07 6811.00 7681.69 105.08 JPY Billion [+]
Imports 6407.72 6143.36 8047.03 162.06 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account 2271.20 2380.40 3360.40 -1456.10 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP 3.70 3.10 4.70 -1.00 percent [+]
External Debt 390590.00 387147.00 399002.00 141743.00 JPY Billion [+]
Terms of Trade 103.30 104.40 276.10 83.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 21495.00 5927.00 45202.00 -3825.00 JPY Hundreds Million [+]
Capital Flows 20327.00 19217.00 51843.00 -26928.00 JPY HML [+]
Tourism Revenues 15118000.00 16720000.00 23192000.00 821000.00 JPY Thousand [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2595200.00 2280100.00 2681500.00 225806.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 765.22 765.22 765.22 753.54 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 3.60 2.45 3.60 0.00 [+]
Crude Oil Production 4.00 4.00 13.00 3.00 BBL/D/1K [+]

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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). 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 November of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
2271.20 2380.40 3360.40 -1456.10 1985 - 2017 JPY Billion Monthly




current account by Country
Country Last
Australia -9562.00 Jun/17
Brazil -343.00 Oct/17
Canada -16319.00 Jun/17
China 371.00 Sep/17
Euro Area 41.81 Sep/17
France -3090.00 Sep/17
Germany 25400.00 Sep/17
India -14300.00 Jun/17
Indonesia -4336.80 Sep/17
Italy 4307.00 Sep/17
Japan 2271.20 Sep/17
Mexico -5527.90 Sep/17
Netherlands 15416.30 Jun/17
Russia 1200.00 Sep/17
South Korea 12205.00 Sep/17
Spain 2618.00 Aug/17
Switzerland 18748.00 Jun/17
Turkey -4527.00 Sep/17
United Kingdom -23182.00 Jun/17
United States -123137.00 Jun/17