South Africa Current Account - Forecast

Current Account in South Africa is expected to be -201185.45 ZAR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Current Account in South Africa to stand at -201660.92 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the South Africa Current Account is projected to trend around -159000.00 ZAR Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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South Africa Trade Last Q3/18 Q4/18 Q1/19 Q2/19 2020
Balance of Trade 11999 6917 472 4988 4667 -1700
Exports 110148 103325 98513 101209 100906 99742
Imports 98148 96408 98041 96222 96239 101442
Current Account -229000 -201185 -93000 -207234 -201661 -159000
Current Account to GDP -2.5 -2.3 -2.3 -2.7 -2.7 -3.2
External Debt 183239 193318 158000 198531 200261 166000
Tourist Arrivals 1196107 1305700 1368527 1309100 1309200 1518528
Gold Reserves 125 125 125 125 125 125
Terrorism Index 4.09 4.51 4.64 4.91 5.18 5.45
Weapons Sales 74 51.17 59.79 62.52 65.26 67.86
Crude Oil Production 2 3 3 3 3 5
Foreign Direct Investment 1961 2022 2037 2041 2029 2028