South Africa Current Account  1960-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

South Africa recorded a current account gap of ZAR 92 billion or 2.1 percent of the GDP in the first quarter of 2017, higher than a ZAR 76.4 billion deficit in the previous quarter (1.7 percent of the GDP) and slightly above market expectations of a ZAR 85 billion shortfall. The deficit on services, income and current transfer payments widened to ZAR 149 billion from ZAR 132 billion, mainly due to a significant decline in dividend receipts from abroad. On the other hand, the trade surplus rose to ZAR 57 billion from ZAR 56 billion, boosted by a slight increase in the value of net gold and exports. Current Account in South Africa averaged -26402.89 ZAR Million from 1960 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 15627 ZAR Million in the fourth quarter of 2002 and a record low of -241786 ZAR Million in the third quarter of 2013.

South Africa Current Account
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-12-09 08:00 AM Q3 ZAR -176B ZAR -123B ZAR -155B ZAR -162.7B
2017-03-22 08:00 AM Q4 ZAR-76B ZAR -166B ZAR-147B ZAR-180B
2017-06-20 08:00 AM Q1 ZAR-92B ZAR-76B ZAR -85B ZAR -90B
2017-09-12 08:00 AM Q2 ZAR-92B ZAR -95B
2017-12-11 08:00 AM Q3 ZAR -84.6B




South Africa Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 5083.17 11283.50 18730.94 -23426.17 ZAR Million [+]
Exports 91777.60 101064.00 105163.26 55.80 ZAR Million [+]
Imports 86694.40 89780.60 110258.82 66.10 ZAR Million [+]
Current Account -91499.00 -76438.00 15627.00 -241786.00 ZAR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.30 -4.40 6.00 -7.50 percent [+]
External Debt 142833.00 141530.00 145082.00 33262.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1258642.00 1180301.00 1558854.00 37430.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 125.25 125.25 183.51 123.48 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 3.53 4.23 4.23 0.22 [+]
Weapons Sales 59.00 61.00 235.00 1.00 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 2.00 2.00 58.00 2.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1873.00 1958.00 2089.00 1.00 ZAR Billion [+]

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South Africa Current Account Notes

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 the latest reported value for - South Africa Current Account - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. South Africa Current Account - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-91499.00 -76438.00 15627.00 -241786.00 1960 - 2017 ZAR Million Quarterly
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current account by Country

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Australia -3108.00 Mar/17
Brazil 1152.80 Apr/17
Canada -14053.00 Mar/17
China 190.00 Mar/17
Euro Area 21.50 Apr/17
France -3063.00 Apr/17
Germany 15100.00 Apr/17
India -3432.97 Mar/17
Indonesia -2397.00 Mar/17
Italy 3432.00 Apr/17
Japan 1951.90 Apr/17
Mexico -6859.20 Mar/17
Netherlands 17897.70 Dec/16
Russia 22800.00 Mar/17
South Korea 3995.00 Apr/17
Spain 1320.00 Mar/17
Switzerland 22022.94 Dec/16
Turkey -3615.00 Apr/17
United Kingdom -12088.00 Dec/16
United States -116781.00 Mar/17