Japan Current Account  1985-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Japan's current account surplus rose to JPY 1112 billion in December of 2016 from JPY 940.1 billion a year ago while below market estimates of a JPY 1294 billion surplus. Goods account surplus increased to JPY 806.8 billion from JPY 194 billion a year ago, as exports went up 6.6 percent while imports fell 3.3 percent. The services gap widened to JPY 286 billion from a JPY 198 billion deficit. Primary income surplus stood at JPY 675.9 billion, down from JPY 1013 billion. In 2016, current account surplus widened to JPY 20649 billion from JPY 16412 billion in 2015. Goods account shifted to JPY 5579 billion surplus from JPY 628 billion gap, as exports went down 8.5 percent while imports fell 16.6 percent. The services gap narrowed to JPY 974 billion from a JPY 1678 billion deficit. Meantime, primary income surplus declined to JPY 18136 billion from JPY 20652 billion. Current Account in Japan averaged 1091.19 JPY Billion from 1985 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 3360.40 JPY Billion in March of 2007 and a record low of -1456.10 JPY Billion in January of 2014.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-12-07 11:50 PM Oct ¥ 1720B ¥ 1821B ¥ 1577.2B ¥ 1310B
2017-01-11 11:50 PM Nov ¥ 1416B ¥ 1720B ¥ 1500B ¥ 1500B
2017-02-07 11:50 PM Dec ¥ 1112B ¥ 1416B ¥ 1294.5B ¥1300B
2017-03-07 11:50 PM Jan ¥ 1112B ¥ 1579.2B
2017-04-09 11:50 PM Feb ¥ 1669.2B
2017-05-10 11:50 PM Mar ¥ 1659.4B




Japan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -1086.90 641.40 1608.67 -2795.04 JPY Billion [+]
Exports 5421.95 6679.02 7681.69 105.08 JPY Billion [+]
Imports 6508.82 6037.59 8047.03 162.06 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account 1112.00 1415.50 3360.40 -1456.10 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP 2.90 0.50 4.90 -1.00 percent [+]
External Debt 368563.00 364459.00 368563.00 141743.00 JPY Billion [+]
Terms of Trade 103.50 104.00 276.10 83.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 21030.00 6090.00 44889.00 -3825.00 JPY Hundreds Million [+]
Capital Flows 3697.00 10875.00 52146.00 -26928.00 JPY HML [+]
Tourism Revenues 17085000.00 20522000.00 22081000.00 821000.00 JPY Thousand [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2295700.00 2050600.00 2296500.00 225806.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 765.20 765.20 765.20 753.54 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 2.45 0.00 2.52 0.00 [+]
Crude Oil Production 4.00 4.00 13.00 4.00 BBL/D/1K [+]



Japan 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). This page provides - Japan Current Account - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Japan Current Account - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1112.00 1415.50 3360.40 -1456.10 1985 - 2016 JPY Billion Monthly



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