The current account surplus in Taiwan decreased by 7.67 billion to USD 14.04 billion in the third quarter of 2018 from a USD 21.71 billion surplus a year earlier, as the goods surplus dropped by USD 7.44 billion to USD 16.30 billion and the primary income surplus narrowed by USD 1.13 billion to USD 1.0 billion. On the other hand, the services deficit declined by USD 0.5 billion to USD 2.42 billion and the secondary income shortfall narrowed to USD 0.84 billion from USD 1.27 billion in Q3 2017. Current Account in Taiwan averaged 5958.25 USD Million from 1981 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 25639 USD Million in the fourth quarter of 2017 and a record low of -851 USD Million in the first quarter of 1981.

Current Account in Taiwan is expected to be 22500.00 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Current Account in Taiwan to stand at 19980.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Taiwan Current Account is projected to trend around 21140.00 USD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-02-23 08:20 AM Current Account $26.58B $20.51B $ 19.2B
2018-05-21 08:20 AM Current Account $20.08B $25.65B $ 22B
2018-08-20 08:20 AM Current Account $17.82B $20.08B $ 19.8B
2018-11-20 08:20 AM Current Account $14.04B $17.82B $ 21.6B
2019-02-23 08:20 AM Current Account 22500
2019-05-21 08:20 AM Current Account 21300
2019-08-20 08:20 AM Current Account 20800


Taiwan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 4652.39 3356.15 6662.67 -847.44 USD Million [+]
Current Account 14040.00 16360.00 25639.00 -851.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 14.70 13.70 21.00 -1.90 percent [+]
Imports 23156.58 26209.73 27132.35 1203.70 USD Million [+]
Exports 27808.97 29565.88 29990.44 1406.50 USD Million [+]
External Debt 202611.00 199051.00 202611.00 31705.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 92.90 91.20 169.30 85.30 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 11195.00 12259.00 24474.00 -1029.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 959.77 836.59 1112.21 40.30 Thousand [+]
Gold Reserves 423.60 423.60 423.89 421.23 Tonnes [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 775.44 645.72 3953.79 81.58 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 0.20 0.20 1.30 0.20 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 0.50 0.08 0.50 0.00 [+]

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Taiwan 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 - Taiwan Current Account - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Taiwan Current Account - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
14040.00 16360.00 25639.00 -851.00 1981 - 2018 USD Million Quarterly




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Argentina -8292.00 Jun/18
Australia -10688.00 Sep/18
Brazil 329.00 Oct/18
Canada -10343.00 Sep/18
China 160.00 Sep/18
Euro Area 24.07 Sep/18
France -684.00 Oct/18
Germany 15900.00 Oct/18
India -19100.00 Sep/18
Indonesia -8846.10 Sep/18
Italy 3154.00 Sep/18
Japan 1309.90 Oct/18
Mexico -5081.50 Sep/18
Netherlands 16769.50 Jun/18
Russia 26400.00 Sep/18
Saudi Arabia 19181.00 Jun/18
Singapore 23400.20 Sep/18
South Africa -176577.00 Sep/18
South Korea 9190.00 Oct/18
Spain 899.00 Sep/18
Switzerland 22143.83 Jun/18
Turkey 2770.00 Oct/18
United Kingdom -20317.00 Jun/18
United States -101460.00 Jun/18


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