Japan's current account surplus narrowed to JPY 1.82 trillion in September of 2018 from JPY 2.26 trillion in the same month a year earlier and compared to market expectations of a JPY 1.77 trillion surplus. The goods account surplus narrowed to JPY 0.32 trillion from JPY 0.86 trillion a year ago, as exports edged down 0.9 percent, whereas imports climbed 8.0 percent. On the other hand, the services account deficit shrank to JPY 0.04 million from a JPY 0.06 million year ago, and the secondary income gap also decreased to JPY 0.15 trillion from JPY 0.21 trillion. Also, the primary income surplus widened to JPY 1.69 trillion from JPY 1.67 trillion. Current Account in Japan averaged 1129.30 JPY Billion from 1985 until 2018, 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.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-09 11:50 PM Current Account ¥2.010T ¥1.176T ¥1.852T ¥ 1.5T
2018-10-08 11:50 PM Current Account ¥1.838T ¥2.010T ¥1896.6B ¥ 2.3T
2018-11-07 11:50 PM Current Account ¥1.822T ¥1.838T ¥1772.6B ¥ 2T
2018-12-09 11:50 PM Current Account ¥1.822T ¥ 2T


Japan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 139.56 -438.45 1608.67 -2795.12 JPY Billion [+]
Exports 6726.65 6692.01 7681.69 105.08 JPY Billion [+]
Imports 6587.09 7130.46 8047.03 162.06 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account 1821.60 1838.40 3360.40 -1456.11 JPY Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP 4.02 3.70 4.70 -1.00 percent [+]
External Debt 426882.00 413946.00 426882.00 141743.00 JPY Billion [+]
Terms of Trade 95.90 96.00 276.10 83.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 12535.00 13545.00 45202.00 -3825.00 JPY Hundreds Million [+]
Capital Flows 31777.00 19120.00 51917.00 -26928.00 JPY HML [+]
Tourism Revenues 17647000.00 17929000.00 27665000.00 821000.00 JPY Thousand [+]
Tourist Arrivals 2159600.00 2577800.00 2900700.00 225806.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 765.20 765.20 765.22 753.54 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 3.60 2.45 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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1821.60 1838.40 3360.40 -1456.11 1985 - 2018 JPY Billion Monthly




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Switzerland 22143.83 Jun/18
Turkey 1830.00 Sep/18
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