Japan's current account surplus narrowed to JPY 1.71 trillion in April 2019 from JPY 1.89 billion in the same month the previous year and compared to market consensus of JPY 1.52 trillion. The goods account shifted to a JPY 0.10 trillion deficit from a surplus of JPY 0.56 trillion a year ago, while the primary income surplus widened to JPY 2.13 trillion from JPY 1.94 trillion. At the same time, the services gap narrowed to JPY 0.31 trillion from JPY 0.44 trillion a year earlier and the secondary income deficit decreased to JPY 0.01 trillion from JPY 0.18 trillion. Current Account in Japan averaged 1139.73 JPY Billion from 1985 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 3360.40 JPY Billion in March of 2007 and a record low of -1456.11 JPY Billion in January of 2014.

Current Account in Japan is expected to be 1170.00 JPY Billion by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Current Account in Japan to stand at 3080.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Current Account is projected to trend around 440.00 JPY Billion in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-03-07 11:50 PM Current Account ¥600.4B ¥452.8B ¥179.3B ¥250B
2019-04-07 11:50 PM Current Account ¥2676.8B ¥600.4B ¥2678.9B ¥2100B
2019-05-13 11:50 PM Current Account ¥2847.9B ¥2676.8B ¥3161.3B ¥2910B
2019-06-09 11:50 PM Current Account ¥1707B ¥2848B ¥1515.5B ¥1670B
2019-07-07 11:50 PM Current Account ¥1707B ¥2150B
2019-08-07 11:50 PM Current Account ¥1170B
2019-09-08 11:50 PM Current Account ¥1980B


Japan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 60.40 527.80 1608.67 -2795.12 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account 1707.39 2847.87 3360.40 -1456.11 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP 3.50 4.00 4.70 -1.00 percent [+]
Imports 6598.35 6672.82 8047.03 162.06 JPY Billion [+]
Exports 6658.75 7201.32 7681.69 105.08 JPY Billion [+]
External Debt 462696.00 442747.00 462696.00 141743.00 JPY Billion [+]
Terms of Trade 96.80 97.90 276.10 83.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 17484.94 12171.03 71136.92 -3825.00 JPY Hundred Million [+]
Capital Flows -12709.00 37960.00 51996.00 -26928.00 JPY HML [+]
Tourism Revenues 28213000.00 27403000.00 28213000.00 821000.00 JPY Thousand [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2926700.00 2760100.00 2926700.00 225806.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 765.20 765.20 765.22 753.54 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 2.93 3.60 3.60 0.00 [+]
Crude Oil Production 3.00 3.00 13.00 3.00 BBL/D/1K [+]

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Japan 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 - 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 June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1707.39 2847.87 3360.40 -1456.11 1985 - 2019 JPY Billion Monthly
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Argentina -2317.00 Dec/18
Australia -2900.00 Mar/19
Brazil -62.00 Apr/19
Canada -17347.00 Mar/19
China 586.00 Mar/19
Euro Area 35.10 Mar/19
France -846.00 Apr/19
Germany 22600.00 Apr/19
India -16899.55 Dec/18
Indonesia -6966.00 Mar/19
Italy 4040.10 Mar/19
Japan 1707.39 Apr/19
Mexico -5634.10 Mar/19
Netherlands 27505.30 Dec/18
Russia 32800.00 Mar/19
Saudi Arabia 18521.00 Dec/18
Singapore 20296.50 Mar/19
South Africa -142495.00 Mar/19
South Korea -660.00 Apr/19
Spain 26.00 Mar/19
Switzerland 15181.70 Dec/18
Turkey -1334.00 Apr/19
United Kingdom -23707.00 Dec/18
United States -134377.00 Dec/18


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