Japan's current account surplus decreased to JPY 1,018.7 billion in October 2021 from JPY 1,948.2 billion in the same month of the previous year and missing market expectations of a surplus of JPY 1,308 billion. The goods account surplus plunged to JPY 166.7 billion from JPY 950.3 billion a year earlier, as exports rose 11.7 percent while imports jumped 28.3 percent. Meanwhile, the services account shortfall widened to JPY 575.4 billion from JPY 363.9 billion. At the same time, the primary income surplus rose to JPY 1,780. 3 billion from JPY 1,590.0 billion in the prior year, while the secondary income gap narrowed to JPY 191.5 billion from JPY 234.2 billion. source: Ministry of Finance, Japan

Current Account in Japan averaged 1165.15 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 January of 2022.

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
2021-11-08 11:50 PM Sep ¥1033.7B ¥1665.6B ¥1060.1B ¥1050B
2021-12-07 11:50 PM Oct ¥1018.7B ¥1033.7B ¥1308.5B ¥1500B
2022-01-11 11:50 PM Nov ¥1018.7B ¥585B ¥600B


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Balance of Trade -954.80 -68.50 JPY Billion Nov/21
Current Account 1180.12 1033.67 JPY Billion Oct/21
Imports 8321.85 7252.46 JPY Billion Nov/21
Exports 7367.08 7183.96 JPY Billion Nov/21
External Debt 529795.00 508031.00 JPY Billion Sep/21
Foreign Direct Investment 2992.65 1607.75 JPY HML Oct/21
Capital Flows -8850.00 25725.00 JPY HML Oct/21

News Stream
Japan Current Account Surplus Narrows
Japan's current account surplus decreased to JPY 1,018.7 billion in October 2021 from JPY 1,948.2 billion in the same month of the previous year and missing market expectations of a surplus of JPY 1,308 billion. The goods account surplus plunged to JPY 166.7 billion from JPY 950.3 billion a year earlier, as exports rose 11.7 percent while imports jumped 28.3 percent. Meanwhile, the services account shortfall widened to JPY 575.4 billion from JPY 363.9 billion. At the same time, the primary income surplus rose to JPY 1,780. 3 billion from JPY 1,590.0 billion in the prior year, while the secondary income gap narrowed to JPY 191.5 billion from JPY 234.2 billion.
2021-12-08
Japan Current Account Surplus Below Estimates
Japan's current account surplus decreased to JPY 1,033.7 billion in September 2021 from JPY 1,501.3 billion in the same month of the previous year and compared with market expectations of a surplus of JPY 1,060.1 billion. The goods account surplus plunged to JPY 229.9 billion from JPY 906.7 billion a year earlier, as exports rose 16.1 percent while imports jumped 41.6 percent. Meanwhile, the services account shortfall widened to JPY 257.0 billion from JPY 208.3 billion. At the same time, the primary income surplus rose to JPY 1,753. 2 billion from JPY 1,538.9 billion in the prior year, while the secondary income gap narrowed sharply to JPY 232.7 billion from JPY 735.9 billion.
2021-11-09
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
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).