South Korea Current Account  1900-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

South Korea's current account surplus narrowed to USD 5.18 billion in March of 2018 from USD 5.72 billion in the same month the previous year. The goods surplus increased slightly to USD 9.88 billion (from USD 9.36 billion a year earlier), while the primary income deficit was more than tripled to USD 1.58 billion (from USD 0.52 billion). Also, the secondary income account showed a deficit of USD 0.87 billion. Meantime, the services deficit fell to USD 2.25 billion (from USD 3.11 billion). Considering the first three months of 2018, the current account surplus was USD 11.83 billion, down sharply from USD 19.2 billion in the same period 2017. Current Account in South Korea averaged 1493.17 USD Million from 1900 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 12290 USD Million in September of 2017 and a record low of -3756.80 USD Million in August of 2008.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-03-05 11:00 PM Current Account $2.68B $4.09B $3.4B
2018-04-04 11:00 PM Current Account $4.03B $2.68B $ 4B
2018-05-03 11:00 PM Current Account $5.18B $3.96B $ 5.6B
2018-06-04 11:00 PM Current Account $5.18B $ 8.4B
2018-07-04 11:00 PM Current Account $ 8B
2018-08-02 11:00 PM Current Account $ 7.1B


South Korea Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 6611.00 6775.38 13419.36 -4043.46 USD Million [+]
Exports 50060.00 51583.47 55115.24 14.75 USD Million [+]
Imports 43449.00 44808.09 45873.33 38.61 USD Million [+]
Current Account 5180.00 3960.00 12290.00 -3756.80 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 5.60 7.00 10.70 -10.50 percent [+]
External Debt 418823.50 409127.30 452718.00 80766.40 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 100.40 101.90 237.00 86.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 4934000.00 9361000.00 9361000.00 0.00 USD Thousand [+]
Capital Flows 4217.80 4199.70 12748.40 -3385.80 USD Million [+]
Tourism Revenues 1393700.00 1134000.00 1765400.00 326500.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1366100.00 1045415.00 1703495.00 213006.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 104.40 104.40 104.44 13.00 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 0.61 0.23 2.62 0.00 [+]
Weapons Sales 587.00 585.00 587.00 7.00 USD Million [+]

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South Korea 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 Korea Current Account - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. South Korea Current Account - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5180.00 3960.00 12290.00 -3756.80 1900 - 2018 USD Million Monthly
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current account by Country
Country Last
Australia -14024.00 Dec/17
Brazil 620.00 Apr/18
Canada -16346.00 Dec/17
China -282.00 Mar/18
Euro Area 40.55 Mar/18
France -1269.00 Mar/18
Germany 29100.00 Mar/18
India -13465.11 Dec/17
Indonesia -5500.00 Mar/18
Italy 3408.00 Mar/18
Japan 3122.30 Mar/18
Mexico -6940.80 Mar/18
Netherlands 20903.90 Dec/17
Russia 28800.00 Mar/18
South Korea 5180.00 Mar/18
Spain -450.00 Feb/18
Switzerland 19679.42 Dec/17
Turkey -4812.00 Mar/18
United Kingdom -18443.00 Dec/17
United States -128158.00 Dec/17


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