South Africa Current Account to GDP  1963-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

South Africa recorded a Current Account deficit of 3.30 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2016. Current Account to GDP in South Africa averaged -1.58 percent from 1963 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 6 percent in 1987 and a record low of -7.50 percent in 1971.

South Africa Current Account to GDP
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South Africa Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 11435.19 4788.80 18730.94 -23426.17 ZAR Million [+]
Exports 101234.19 87269.50 105163.26 55.80 ZAR Million [+]
Imports 89798.99 82480.68 110258.82 66.10 ZAR Million [+]
Current Account -76438.00 -165718.00 15627.00 -241786.00 ZAR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.30 -4.40 6.00 -7.50 percent [+]
External Debt 142833.00 141530.00 145082.00 33262.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1180301.00 1558854.00 1558854.00 37430.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 125.25 125.25 183.51 123.48 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 3.53 4.23 4.23 0.22 [+]
Weapons Sales 39.00 59.00 235.00 1.00 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 2.00 2.00 58.00 2.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1873.00 1958.00 2089.00 1.00 ZAR Billion [+]

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South Africa Current Account to GDP Notes

The Current account balance as a percent of GDP provides an indication on the level of international competitiveness of a country. Usually, countries recording a strong current account surplus have an economy heavily dependent on exports revenues, with high savings ratings but weak domestic demand. On the other hand, countries recording a current account deficit have strong imports, a low saving rates and high personal consumption rates as a percentage of disposable incomes. This page provides - South Africa Current Account to GDP - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. South Africa Current Account to GDP - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-3.30 -4.40 6.00 -7.50 1963 - 2016 percent Yearly



current account to gdp by Country

Last
Switzerland 11.00 Dec/15
Netherlands 9.10 Dec/15
Germany 8.80 Dec/15
South Korea 7.00 Dec/16
Euro Area 3.70 Dec/15
Japan 3.70 Dec/16
Italy 2.20 Dec/15
China 1.80 Dec/16
Russia 1.80 Dec/16
Spain 1.50 Dec/15
India -0.90 Dec/16
Brazil -1.30 Dec/16
France -1.40 Dec/15
Indonesia -1.80 Dec/16
United States -2.60 Dec/16
Australia -2.70 Dec/16
Mexico -2.70 Dec/16
Canada -3.30 Dec/15
Turkey -3.80 Dec/16
United Kingdom -4.40 Dec/16