Japan recorded a Current Account surplus of 1.80 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2022. Current Account to GDP in Japan averaged 2.59 percent of GDP from 1980 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 4.70 percent of GDP in 2007 and a record low of -1.00 percent of GDP in 1980. source: OECD

Current Account to GDP in Japan is expected to reach 4.00 percent of GDP by the end of 2024, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Japan Current Account to GDP is projected to trend around 3.80 percent of GDP in 2025 and 3.50 percent of GDP in 2026, according to our econometric models.

Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Balance of Trade 366.47 -377.80 JPY Billion Mar 2024
Capital Flows 16626.00 18276.00 JPY Hundred Million Feb 2024
Current Account 2644.16 456.99 JPY Billion Feb 2024
Current Account to GDP 1.80 3.90 percent of GDP Dec 2022
Exports 9469.60 8249.20 JPY Billion Mar 2024
Exports by Category
Exports by Country
Exports YoY 7.30 7.80 percent Mar 2024
External Debt 632431.00 652333.00 JPY Billion Dec 2023
Foreign Direct Investment 15555.47 33890.12 JPY Hundred Million Feb 2024
Gold Reserves 845.97 845.97 Tonnes Dec 2023
Imports 9103.13 8626.98 JPY Billion Mar 2024
Imports by Category
Imports by Country
Imports YoY -4.90 0.50 percent Mar 2024
Terms of Trade 83.90 83.20 points Mar 2024
Terrorism Index 1.19 2.40 Points Dec 2023
Tourism Revenues 10501000.00 14949000.00 JPY Thousand Jan 2024
Tourist Arrivals 3080000.00 2788000.00 Mar 2024
Weapons Sales 13.00 3.00 SIPRI TIV Million Dec 2022

Japan Current Account to GDP
The Current account balance as a percent of GDP provides an indication on the level of international competitiveness of a country. Usually, countries recording a strong current account surplus have an economy heavily dependent on exports revenues, with high savings ratings but weak domestic demand. On the other hand, countries recording a current account deficit have strong imports, a low saving rates and high personal consumption rates as a percentage of disposable incomes.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.80 3.90 4.70 -1.00 1980 - 2022 percent of GDP Yearly