Japan's current account surplus widened to JPY 1,166 billion in December of 2020 from JPY 545 billion in the same month of the previous year and compared to market expectations of JPY 1040 billion. The goods & services account surplus increased to JPY 622 billion from JPY 127 billion and the primary income surplus rose JPY 649 billion from JPY 442 billion. On the other hand, the secondary account deficit widened to JPY 105 billion from JPY 24 billion a year ago. For 2020, Japan recorded a current account surplus of JPY 17,698 billion, down 14% from the previous year's JPY 20,526 billion surplus. source: Ministry of Finance, Japan

Current Account in Japan averaged 1157.23 JPY Billion from 1985 until 2020, 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 March of 2021.

Current Account in Japan is expected to be 1250.00 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 440.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Japan Current Account is projected to trend around 650.00 JPY Billion in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Current Account

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1165.60 1878.40 3360.38 -1456.11 1985 - 2020 JPY Billion Monthly
Current Prices, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-11-09 11:50 PM Sep ¥1660.2B ¥2102.8B ¥1994.9B ¥1850B
2020-12-07 11:50 PM Oct ¥2144.7B ¥1660.2B ¥2126.3B ¥1940B
2021-01-11 11:50 PM Nov ¥1878.4B ¥2144.7B ¥1551B ¥1610B
2021-02-07 11:50 PM Dec ¥1165.6B ¥1878.4B ¥1040B ¥1110B
2021-03-07 11:50 PM Jan ¥1165.6B ¥800B
2021-04-07 11:50 PM Feb
2021-05-12 11:50 PM Mar
2021-06-07 11:50 PM Apr


News Stream
Japan Current Account Surplus Widens
Japan's current account surplus widened to JPY 1,166 billion in December of 2020 from JPY 545 billion in the same month of the previous year and compared to market expectations of JPY 1040 billion. The goods & services account surplus increased to JPY 622 billion from JPY 127 billion and the primary income surplus rose JPY 649 billion from JPY 442 billion. On the other hand, the secondary account deficit widened to JPY 105 billion from JPY 24 billion a year ago. For 2020, Japan recorded a current account surplus of JPY 17,698 billion, down 14% from the previous year's JPY 20,526 billion surplus.
2021-02-08
Japan Current Account Surplus Widens
Japan's current account surplus widened to JPY 1874 billion in November of 2020 from JPY 1456 billion in the same month of the previous year and compared to market expectations of JPY 1551 billion. The goods & services account posted a JPY 435 billion surplus compared to a JPY 157 billion surplus a year ago. Meanwhile, the primary income surplus widened to JPY 1724 billion from JPY 1464 billion while the secondary income gap widened to JPY 281 billion from JPY 162 billion.
2021-01-12
Japan Current Account Surplus Widens
Japan's current account surplus widened to JPY 2145 billion in October of 2020 from JPY 1818 billion in the same month of the previous year and compared to market expectations of JPY 2126 billion. The goods & services account posted a JPY 587 billion surplus compared to a JPY 14 billion deficit a year ago. Meanwhile, the primary income surplus narrowed to JPY 1787 billion from JPY 1834 billion while the secondary income gap widened to JPY 228 billion from JPY 116 billion.
2020-12-07
Japan Current Account Surplus Widens
Japan's current account surplus widened to JPY 1660 billion in September of 2020 from JPY 1592 billion in the same month of the previous year and compared to market expectations of JPY 1995 billion. The goods & services account posted a JPY 681 billion surplus compared to a JPY 17 billion deficit a year ago. Meanwhile, the primary income surplus narrowed to JPY 1714 billion from JPY 1845 billion while the secondary income gap widened to JPY 735 billion from JPY 235 billion.
2020-11-10

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).