Japan recorded a Current Account surplus of 4.02 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2017. Current Account to GDP in Japan averaged 2.51 percent from 1980 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 4.70 percent in 2007 and a record low of -1 percent in 1980.

Current Account to GDP in Japan is expected to be 3.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Japan Current Account to GDP is projected to trend around 3.12 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -449.26 131.34 1608.67 -2795.12 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account 1309.90 1821.60 3360.40 -1456.11 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP 4.02 3.70 4.70 -1.00 percent [+]
Imports 7692.69 6588.09 8047.03 162.06 JPY Billion [+]
Exports 7243.43 6719.42 7681.69 105.08 JPY Billion [+]
External Debt 426882.00 413946.00 426882.00 141743.00 JPY Billion [+]
Terms of Trade 95.00 95.90 276.10 83.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 12535.00 13545.00 45202.00 -3825.00 JPY Hundreds Million [+]
Capital Flows 15337.00 31777.00 51917.00 -26928.00 JPY HML [+]
Tourism Revenues 18476000.00 17647000.00 27665000.00 821000.00 JPY Thousand [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2640600.00 2159600.00 2900700.00 225806.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 765.20 765.20 765.22 753.54 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 3.60 2.45 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 to GDP

The Current account balance as a percent of GDP provides an indication on the level of international competitiveness of a country. Usually, countries recording a strong current account surplus have an economy heavily dependent on exports revenues, with high savings ratings but weak domestic demand. On the other hand, countries recording a current account deficit have strong imports, a low saving rates and high personal consumption rates as a percentage of disposable incomes. This page provides - Japan Current Account to GDP - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Japan Current Account to GDP - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.02 3.70 4.70 -1.00 1980 - 2017 percent Yearly




Country Last Previous
Singapore 19.50 Dec/17
Netherlands 10.20 Dec/17
Switzerland 9.80 Dec/17
Germany 8.00 Dec/17
South Korea 5.60 Dec/17
Japan 4.02 Dec/17
Euro Area 3.50 Dec/17
Italy 2.80 Dec/17
Russia 2.20 Dec/17
Saudi Arabia 2.20 Dec/17
Spain 1.90 Dec/17
China 1.30 Dec/17
Brazil -0.48 Dec/17
France -0.80 Dec/17
Mexico -1.60 Dec/17
Indonesia -1.70 Dec/17
India -1.90 Dec/17
United States -2.40 Dec/17
South Africa -2.50 Dec/17
Canada -3.00 Dec/17
Australia -3.10 Dec/17
United Kingdom -4.10 Dec/17
Argentina -4.80 Dec/17
Turkey -5.50 Dec/17


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