Japan's current account surplus narrowed to JPY 453 billion in December 2018 from JPY 797 billion a year earlier, but came slightly above market expectations of JPY 430 billion. The goods account surplus declined to JPY 216.2 billion from JPY 525.0 billion a year earlier and the primary income account surplus narrowed to JPY 404.9 billion from JPY 620.3 billion. Meantime, the services account shortfall reduced to JPY 114.2 billion from JPY 194.1 billion a year earlier, while the secondary income account gap narrowed to 54.0 billion from JPY 154.6 billion. In full 2018, the surplus shrank by 13.0 percent as exports slowed amid heightened US China trade tensions. Current Account in Japan averaged 1130.64 JPY Billion from 1985 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 3360.40 JPY Billion in March of 2007 and a record low of -1456.11 JPY Billion in January of 2014.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-11-07 11:50 PM Current Account ¥1.822T ¥1.838T ¥1772.6B ¥ 2T
2018-12-09 11:50 PM Current Account ¥1309.9B ¥1821.6B ¥1.384.2T ¥ 1.4T
2019-01-10 11:50 PM Current Account ¥757.2B ¥1309.9B ¥567.6B ¥ 1000B
2019-02-07 11:50 PM Current Account ¥453B ¥0.757T ¥429.8B ¥700B
2019-03-07 11:50 PM Current Account ¥453B
2019-04-07 11:50 PM Current Account
2019-05-09 11:50 PM Current Account


Japan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -55.29 -737.71 1608.67 -2795.12 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account 452.80 757.22 3360.40 -1456.11 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP 4.02 3.70 4.70 -1.00 percent [+]
Imports 7079.28 7665.73 8047.03 162.06 JPY Billion [+]
Exports 7024.00 6928.02 7681.69 105.08 JPY Billion [+]
External Debt 446531.00 426882.00 446531.00 141743.00 JPY Billion [+]
Terms of Trade 98.60 96.20 276.10 83.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 10090.78 22692.42 45202.00 -3825.00 JPY Hundreds Million [+]
Capital Flows 1839.00 11120.00 51917.00 -26928.00 JPY HML [+]
Tourism Revenues 18906000.00 22140000.00 27665000.00 821000.00 JPY Thousand [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2631800.00 2450800.00 2900700.00 225806.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 765.20 765.20 765.22 753.54 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 2.93 3.60 3.60 0.00 [+]
Crude Oil Production 3.00 3.00 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 February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
452.80 757.22 3360.40 -1456.11 1985 - 2018 JPY Billion Monthly




Country Last Previous
Argentina -7591.00 Sep/18
Australia -10688.00 Sep/18
Brazil -815.00 Dec/18
Canada -10343.00 Sep/18
China 546.00 Dec/18
Euro Area 23.25 Nov/18
France -1117.00 Dec/18
Germany 21000.00 Dec/18
India -19100.00 Sep/18
Indonesia -9148.00 Dec/18
Italy 4805.70 Nov/18
Japan 452.80 Dec/18
Mexico -5081.50 Sep/18
Netherlands 20484.80 Sep/18
Russia 38800.00 Dec/18
Saudi Arabia 29583.00 Sep/18
Singapore 17796.10 Dec/18
South Africa -176577.00 Sep/18
South Korea 4819.30 Dec/18
Spain 1770.00 Nov/18
Switzerland 14596.00 Sep/18
Turkey -1437.00 Dec/18
United Kingdom -26522.00 Sep/18
United States -124817.00 Sep/18


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