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Japan Current Account

Last Release
Aug 2021
Actual
1665.6 JPY Billion
Forecast
N/A
Previous
1910.8 JPY Billion
Frequency
Monthly
Units In
JPY Billion
Next Release
Nov 9, 2021
Time to Release
24 Days 12 Hours
Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
3360.4 JPY Billion
Mar 2007
-1456.11 JPY Billion
Jan 2014
1,167.21 JPY Billion1985 - 2021N/A
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).

Latest Updates

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.

Japan Current Account History

Last 12 readings

Latest Releases and Calendar Events

DATETIMETITLE
Oct 8, 202100:28Japan Current Account Surplus Beats Estimates
Sep 8, 202100:22Japan Current Account Surplus Below Estimates
Aug 10, 202100:17Japan Current Account Surplus Beat Estimates

Japan trade Indicators

All Japan indicators
Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Balance of Trade
-635.4
Aug 2021
439.4
Jul 2021
-2,795.11
Jan 2014
1,608.67
Sep 2007
JPY BillionMonthly1963 - 2021
Capital Flows
24,541
Aug 2021
9,569
Jul 2021
-26,928
Mar 1993
51,996
Mar 2016
JPY HMLMonthly1985 - 2021
Crude Oil Production
4
Nov 2019
4
Oct 2019
3
Oct 2018
13
Oct 1996
BBL/D/1KMonthly1994 - 2019
Current Account
1,665.6
Aug 2021
1,910.8
Jul 2021
-1,456.11
Jan 2014
3,360.4
Mar 2007
JPY BillionMonthly1985 - 2021
Current Account to GDP
3.2
Dec 2020
3.6
Dec 2019
-1
Dec 1980
4.7
Dec 2007
% of GDPYearly1980 - 2020
Exports
6,605.76
Aug 2021
7,356.05
Jul 2021
105.08
Jan 1963
7,681.69
Mar 2008
JPY BillionMonthly1963 - 2021

Current Account across Asia

Current Account global view
Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Afghanistan
-893.51
Sep 2020
-412.99
Jun 2020
-7,558
Dec 2011
-412.99
Jun 2020
USD MillionQuarterly2003 - 2020
Azerbaijan
1,251
Jun 2021
628
Mar 2021
-806
Sep 2020
6,029
Jun 2008
USD MillionQuarterly1999 - 2021
Bangladesh
-3,977
Mar 2021
788
Dec 2020
-3,977
Mar 2021
3,534
Sep 2020
USD MillionQuarterly2005 - 2021
Bhutan
-21,789.5
Dec 2019
-31,306.95
Dec 2018
-41,436.09
Dec 2016
3,707.5
Dec 2007
BTN MillionYearly1991 - 2019
Brunei
2,791.6
Dec 2017
2,032.9
Dec 2016
835.2
Dec 2014
2,968.5
Mar 2014
BND MillionYearly2008 - 2017
Cambodia
-16,961
Mar 2021
-7,942
Dec 2020
-16,961
Mar 2021
-248.8
Mar 2009
KHR BillionQuarterly2009 - 2021

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