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

South Korea's current account surplus widened to USD 8.68 billion in May of 2018 from USD 5.94 billion in the same month the previous year. The goods account surplus widened to USD 11.39 billion (from USD 8.60 billion a year earlier), while the services account deficit expanded to USD 2.09 billion (from USD 1.64 billion a year earlier). Meantime, the primary income account deficit switched to a USD 0.23 billion surplus (from USD 0.60 billion gap a year earlier) and the secondary income account showed a USD 0.84 billion shortfall (vs a USD 0.52 billion deficit). Current Account in South Korea averaged 1493.53 USD Million from 1900 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 12287.50 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
2018-05-03 11:00 PM Current Account $5.18B $3.96B $ 5.6B
2018-06-04 11:00 PM Current Account $1.77B $5.18B $ 5.5B
2018-07-04 11:00 PM Current Account $8.68B $1.77B $ 2.5B
2018-08-02 11:00 PM Current Account $8.68B $ 6.7B
2018-09-05 11:00 PM Current Account $ 6.5B
2018-10-07 11:00 PM Current Account $ 6.8B


South Korea Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 6331.21 6554.36 13419.36 -4043.46 USD Million [+]
Exports 51221.18 50844.07 55115.24 14.75 USD Million [+]
Imports 44889.97 44289.71 45873.33 38.61 USD Million [+]
Current Account 8680.00 1770.00 12287.50 -3756.80 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 5.60 7.00 10.70 -10.50 percent [+]
External Debt 433886.70 418823.50 452718.00 80766.40 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 98.60 100.40 237.00 86.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 10820000.00 4934000.00 10820000.00 0.00 USD Thousand [+]
Capital Flows 6862.30 -50.80 12748.40 -3385.80 USD Million [+]
Tourism Revenues 1278700.00 1422900.00 1765400.00 326500.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1238021.00 1331709.00 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 July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8680.00 1770.00 12287.50 -3756.80 1900 - 2018 USD Million Monthly
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current account by Country
Country Last
Australia -10469.00 Mar/18
Brazil 729.20 May/18
Canada -19496.00 Mar/18
China -341.00 Mar/18
Euro Area 4.62 May/18
France -2917.00 May/18
Germany 12588.73 May/18
India -13000.00 Mar/18
Indonesia -5500.00 Mar/18
Italy 2226.00 May/18
Japan 1938.30 May/18
Mexico -6940.80 Mar/18
Netherlands 21821.00 Mar/18
Russia 22300.00 Jun/18
South Korea 8680.00 May/18
Spain -1516.00 Apr/18
Switzerland 18134.28 Mar/18
Turkey -5890.00 May/18
United Kingdom -17720.00 Mar/18
United States -124105.00 Mar/18


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