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

South Korea's current account surplus widened to USD 8.76 billion in July 2018 from USD 7.25 billion in the same month the previous year, as the goods account surplus increased to USD 11.43 billion from USD 10.59 billion and the primary income surplus rose to USD 1.22 billion from USD 0.68 billion. In addition, the services account deficit narrowed slightly to USD 3.12 billion from USD 3.29 billion a year earlier, while the secondary income gap widened to USD 0.77 billion from USD 0.73 billion. Considering January to July of the year, the current account surplus narrowed to USD 38.41 billion from USD 42.90 billion in the same period of 2017. Current Account in South Korea averaged 1537.36 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
2018-07-04 11:00 PM Current Account $8.68B $1.77B $ 2.5B
2018-08-02 11:00 PM Current Account $7.38B $8.68B $ 6.7B
2018-09-05 11:00 PM Current Account $8.76B $7.38B $ 6.9B
2018-10-10 11:00 PM Current Account $8.76B $ 7.9B
2018-11-05 11:00 PM Current Account $ 9.6B
2018-12-05 11:00 PM Current Account $ 8.5B


South Korea Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 6900.00 6912.17 13419.36 -4043.46 USD Million [+]
Exports 51196.00 51851.67 55115.24 14.75 USD Million [+]
Imports 44296.00 44939.50 45873.33 38.61 USD Million [+]
Current Account 8757.80 7377.00 12287.50 -3756.80 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 5.60 7.00 10.70 -10.50 percent [+]
External Debt 440543.60 433886.70 452718.00 80766.40 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 97.50 97.10 237.00 86.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 10819799.00 4933728.00 10819799.00 0.00 USD Thousand [+]
Capital Flows 10449.50 4721.30 12410.40 -3385.80 USD Million [+]
Tourism Revenues 1239300.00 1348900.00 1765400.00 326500.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1391727.00 1254833.00 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 September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8757.80 7377.00 12287.50 -3756.80 1900 - 2018 USD Million Monthly
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current account by Country
Country Last
Argentina -9623.00 Mar/18
Australia -13472.00 Jun/18
Brazil -4433.00 Jul/18
Canada -15880.00 Jun/18
China 58.00 Jun/18
Euro Area 31.93 Jul/18
France 542.00 Jul/18
Germany 15300.00 Jul/18
India -15807.13 Jun/18
Indonesia -8028.00 Jun/18
Italy 8607.00 Jul/18
Japan 2010.00 Jul/18
Mexico -3882.10 Jun/18
Netherlands 16769.50 Jun/18
Russia 22300.00 Jun/18
Saudi Arabia 11065.00 Mar/18
Singapore 22832.40 Jun/18
South Africa -163760.00 Jun/18
South Korea 8757.80 Jul/18
Spain 490.00 Jun/18
Switzerland 18134.28 Mar/18
Turkey -1750.00 Jul/18
United Kingdom -17720.00 Mar/18
United States -101460.00 Jun/18


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