Japan's current account surplus decreased to JPY 1,665.6 billion in August 2021 from JPY 2,085.2 billion in the same month of the previous year and compared with market expectations of a surplus of JPY 1,540.9 billion. The goods account surplus fell to JPY 372.4 billion from JPY 404.4 billion a year earlier, as exports rose 27.1 percent while imports went up at a faster 45.9 percent. Meanwhile, the primary income surplus rose to JPY 2,435. 9 billion from JPY 2,254.7 billion in the prior year, with the services account shortfall narrowing to JPY 194.9 billion from JPY 326.2 billion and the secondary income gap declining to JPY 193.1 billion from JPY 247.8 billion. source: Ministry of Finance, Japan

Current Account in Japan averaged 1166.16 JPY Billion from 1985 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 3360.38 JPY Billion in March of 2007 and a record low of -1456.11 JPY Billion in January of 2014. This page provides - Japan Current Account - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Japan Current Account - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2021.

Current Account in Japan is expected to be 1040.00 JPY Billion by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Japan Current Account is projected to trend around 1650.00 JPY Billion in 2022 and 1750.00 JPY Billion in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Current Account


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-09-07 11:50 PM Jul ¥1910.8B ¥905.1B ¥2300B ¥2000B
2021-10-07 11:50 PM Aug ¥1665.6B ¥1910.8B ¥1540.9B ¥1500B
2021-11-09 11:50 PM Sep ¥1665.6B


News Stream
Japan Current Account Surplus Beats Estimates
Japan's current account surplus decreased to JPY 1,665.6 billion in August 2021 from JPY 2,085.2 billion in the same month of the previous year and compared with market expectations of a surplus of JPY 1,540.9 billion. The goods account surplus fell to JPY 372.4 billion from JPY 404.4 billion a year earlier, as exports rose 27.1 percent while imports went up at a faster 45.9 percent. Meanwhile, the primary income surplus rose to JPY 2,435. 9 billion from JPY 2,254.7 billion in the prior year, with the services account shortfall narrowing to JPY 194.9 billion from JPY 326.2 billion and the secondary income gap declining to JPY 193.1 billion from JPY 247.8 billion.
2021-10-08
Japan Current Account Surplus Below Estimates
Japan's current account surplus increased to JPY 1,910.8 billion in July 2021 from JPY 1535.3 billion in the same month of the previous year and compared with market expectations of a surplus of JPY 2,300 billion. The primary income surplus rose to JPY 2,099. 6 billion from JPY 1,900.2 billion a year earlier, while the goods account surplus jumped to a surplus of JPY 622.3 billion from a JPY 150.4 billion as exports surged 37.5 percent while imports went up at a softer 29.3 percent. Meantime, the services account shortfall widened to JPY 584.9 billion from JPY 415.8 billion in the prior year. Also, the secondary income gap increased to JPY 226.2 billion from JPY 0.996 billion.
2021-09-08
Japan Current Account Surplus Beat Estimates
Japan's current account surplus increased sharply to JPY 905.1 billion in June 2021 from JPY 148.3 billion in the same month of the previous year and above market expectations of a surplus of JPY 779.8 billion. The primary income surplus rose to JPY 680.5 billion from JPY 467.2 billion a year earlier, while the goods account surplus shifted to a surplus of JPY 648.5 billion from a deficit of JPY 0.17 billion as exports jumped 47.7 percent while imports went up at a softer 33.8 percent. At the same time, the services account shortfall widened to JPY 346.4 billion from JPY 278.9 billion in the prior year. Also, the secondary income gap increased to JPY 77.6 billion from JPY 22.9 billion.
2021-08-10

Japan Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Balance of Trade -622.76 JPY Billion Sep/21 -637.17 1608.68 -2795.12
Current Account 1665.60 JPY Billion Aug/21 1910.80 3360.38 -1456.11
Exports 6841.19 JPY Billion Sep/21 6605.09 7681.69 105.08
Imports 7463.95 JPY Billion Sep/21 7242.26 8047.03 162.06
External Debt 508031.00 JPY Billion Jun/21 518941.00 518941.00 141743.00
Foreign Direct Investment 15638.96 JPY HML Aug/21 20516.83 70685.73 -17769.51
Capital Flows 24541.00 JPY HML Aug/21 9569.00 51996.00 -26928.00


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).