Japan Current Account

Japan recorded a Current Account surplus of 612.70 JPY Billion in February of 2014. Current Account in Japan is reported by the Ministry of Finance Japan. Current Account in Japan averaged 1060.67 JPY Billion from 1985 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 3287.90 JPY Billion in March of 2007 and a record low of -1589 JPY Billion in January of 2014. 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 - Japan Current Account - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-16

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
612.70 -1589.00 3287.90 -1589.00 -118.32 | 2014/03 1985 - 2014 JPY Billion Monthly

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Japan Current Account
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CALENDAR GMT Country Event Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast
2014-01-13 11:50 PM Japan
Current Account
Nov 2013 ¥-592.8B ¥-127.9B ¥-380.4B ¥ -3.5B
2014-02-09 11:50 PM Japan
Current Account
Dec 2013 ¥-638.6B ¥-592.8B ¥ -321.3B
2014-03-09 11:50 PM Japan
Current Account
Jan 2014 ¥-1589B ¥ -638.6B ¥ -1411B ¥ -569.9B
2014-04-08 12:50 AM Japan
Current Account
Feb 2014 ¥612.7B ¥-1589B ¥ 628B ¥ -181.6B
2014-05-12 12:50 AM Japan
Current Account
Mar 2014 ¥612.7B ¥ -118.3B
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Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Capital Flows -7361.00 2014-02-15 -14778.00 77436.00 -38968.00 -8176.87 2014-03-31 JPY HML [+]
External Debt 295172.00 2013-12-31 274966.00 295172.00 141743.00 297619.72 2014-03-31 JPY Billion [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 14226.00 2013-12-15 13397.00 18760.00 1006.00 10000.98 2014-01-31 JPY Hundreds Million [+]
Japan Exports Australia 126272.00 2014-02-15 110155.00 175892.00 2493.00 132603.48 2014-03-31 JPY Million [+]
Japan Exports China 1074379.00 2014-02-15 862286.00 1285122.00 499.00 1190143.72 2014-03-31 JPY Million [+]
Terms of Trade 85.60 2014-03-15 85.60 276.10 83.10 85.72 2014-03-31 Index Points [+]
Tourist Arrivals 880000.00 2014-02-15 943900.00 1003032.00 225806.00 941031.53 2014-03-31 [+]
Current Account 612.70 2014-02-28 -1589.00 3287.90 -1589.00 -118.32 2014-03-31 JPY Billion [+]
Exports 5799.31 2014-02-15 5252.38 7681.69 105.08 6523.79 2014-03-31 JPY Billion [+]
Imports 6601.84 2014-02-15 8044.06 8044.06 162.06 7292.87 2014-03-31 JPY Billion [+]
Balance of Trade -802.53 2014-02-15 -2791.68 1608.68 -2791.68 -1197.06 2014-03-31 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP 0.70 2013-12-31 1.10 4.80 -1.00 0.40 2014-06-30 Percent [+]
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Current Account | Notes
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). The balance of trade is typically the most important part of the current account. And a current account surplus is usually associated with trade surplus. However, for the few countries with substantial overseas assets or liabilities, net factor payments may be significant. Positive net sales to abroad generally contribute to a current account surplus as the value interest or dividends generated abroad is bigger than the value of interest or dividends generated from foreign capital in the country. Net transfer payments are very important part of the current account in poor and developing countries as workers' remittances, donations, aids and grants and official assistance may balance high trade deficits.


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