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

South Africa's current account deficit widened sharply to ZAR 110.5 billion, or 2.4 percent of GDP, in the second quarter of 2017 from ZAR 91.5 billion, or 2 percent of GDP, in the previous period. The services gap increased to ZAR 7.2 billion from ZAR 4.0 billion in Q1; the income deficit went up to ZAR 124.1 billion from ZAR 116.2 billion; and the current transfers gap rose to ZAR 43.8 billion from ZAR 28.7 billion. Meanwhile, the trade balance surplus widened to ZAR 64.6 billion from ZAR 57.4 billion in the first quarter. In the first half of the year, the current account deficit narrowed to ZAR 202.0 billion from ZAR 324.2 billion in the same period of 2016. Current Account in South Africa averaged -26840.78 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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-03-22 08:00 AM Current Account ZAR-76B ZAR -166B ZAR-147B ZAR-180B
2017-06-20 08:00 AM Current Account ZAR-92B ZAR-76B ZAR -85B ZAR -90B
2017-09-14 08:00 AM Current Account ZAR-110.5B ZAR-91B ZAR-87.3B ZAR -95B
2017-12-11 08:00 AM Current Account ZAR-110.0B ZAR -84.6B


South Africa Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 8985.60 10556.50 18730.94 -23426.17 ZAR Million [+]
Exports 93094.40 102015.00 105163.26 55.80 ZAR Million [+]
Imports 84108.80 91458.50 110258.82 66.10 ZAR Million [+]
Current Account -110457.00 -91499.00 15627.00 -241786.00 ZAR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.30 -4.40 6.00 -7.50 percent [+]
External Debt 152793.00 142833.00 152793.00 33262.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1155058.00 1249433.00 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 1868.00 1873.00 2089.00 1.00 ZAR Billion [+]

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South Africa 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 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 September of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-110457.00 -91499.00 15627.00 -241786.00 1960 - 2017 ZAR Million Quarterly
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current account by Country

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Australia -9562.00 Jun/17
Brazil -3403.80 Jul/17
Canada -16319.00 Jun/17
China 529.00 Jun/17
Euro Area 32.50 Jul/17
France -4199.00 Jul/17
Germany 19400.00 Jul/17
India -14300.00 Jun/17
Indonesia -4962.50 Jun/17
Italy 8625.00 Jul/17
Japan 2320.00 Jul/17
Mexico -321.10 Jun/17
Netherlands 15416.30 Jun/17
Russia -300.00 Jun/17
South Korea 7261.30 Jul/17
Spain 1411.00 Jun/17
Switzerland 18748.00 Jun/17
Turkey -5121.00 Jul/17
United Kingdom -16895.00 Mar/17
United States -123137.00 Jun/17