Japan Current Account  1985-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Japan's current account surplus narrowed to 0.80 JPY trillion in December of 2017 from 1.11 JPY trillion in the same month a year ago and below market estimates of a surplus of 1.02 JPY trillion. It was the smallest current account surplus since January, as the surplus of goods account declined sharply to 5.39 JPY trillion (from 8.09 JPY trillion in December of 2016), as exports rose 8.8 percent year-on-year while imports climbed at a faster 14.6 percent. Also, the primary income surplus decreased to 6.15 JPY trillion (from 6.84 JPY trillion a year ago). Meantime, the services account deficit fell to 2.05 JPY trillion (from 2.89 JPY trillion) while the secondary income deficit widened to 1.52 JPY trillion (from 0.90 JPY trillion). Considering full 2017, Japan posted a current account surplus of 21.9 JPY trillion, the highest since 2007, boosted by higher revenues from overseas tourism and solid earnings from foreign investments. Current Account in Japan averaged 1113.04 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
2017-12-07 11:50 PM Current Account ¥2.176T ¥2.271T ¥1720.5 ¥ 1929.5B
2018-01-11 11:50 PM Current Account ¥1.347T ¥2.176T ¥1836.1B ¥ 1.9T
2018-02-07 11:50 PM Current Account ¥0.797T ¥1.347T ¥1.018T ¥ 1.1T
2018-03-07 11:50 PM Current Account ¥0.797T ¥ 1.3T
2018-04-08 11:50 PM Current Account ¥ 1.3T
2018-05-09 11:50 PM Current Account ¥ 1.2T


Japan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -943.42 358.73 1608.67 -2795.12 JPY Billion [+]
Exports 6085.58 7302.06 7681.69 105.08 JPY Billion [+]
Imports 7029.00 6943.09 8047.03 162.06 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account 797.20 1347.30 3360.40 -1456.10 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP 3.70 3.10 4.70 -1.00 percent [+]
External Debt 408292.00 390590.00 408292.00 141743.00 JPY Billion [+]
Terms of Trade 100.70 100.70 276.10 83.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 22663.00 6483.72 45202.00 -3825.00 JPY Hundreds Million [+]
Capital Flows 18664.00 13829.00 51843.00 -26928.00 JPY HML [+]
Tourism Revenues 20575000.00 22937000.00 23192000.00 821000.00 JPY Thousand [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2521300.00 2377900.00 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 February of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
797.20 1347.30 3360.40 -1456.10 1985 - 2017 JPY Billion Monthly




current account by Country
Country Last
Australia -9125.00 Sep/17
Brazil -4326.50 Dec/17
Canada -19346.00 Sep/17
China 622.00 Dec/17
Euro Area 45.81 Dec/17
France -928.00 Dec/17
Germany 27800.00 Dec/17
India -7200.00 Sep/17
Indonesia -5760.70 Dec/17
Italy 5872.00 Dec/17
Japan 797.20 Dec/17
Mexico -5527.90 Sep/17
Netherlands 18090.30 Sep/17
Russia 17800.00 Dec/17
South Korea 4090.00 Dec/17
Spain 3040.00 Nov/17
Switzerland 13029.77 Sep/17
Turkey -7700.00 Dec/17
United Kingdom -22784.00 Sep/17
United States -100600.00 Sep/17


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