World Economic Outlook Database, April 2018

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CountrySubject DescriptorUnitsScaleCountry/Series-specific Notes2017
ChinaCurrent account balanceU.S. dollarsBillionsSource: Compiled by the Balance of Payments Department of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange. Data retrieved from CEIC.
Latest actual data: 2017
BOP Manual used: Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, sixth edition (BPM6)
Primary domestic currency: Chinese yuan
Data last updated: 04/2018164.887
GermanyCurrent account balanceU.S. dollarsBillionsSource: Central Bank. Additional source: IMF Statistics Department
Latest actual data: 2017
Notes: Data until 1990 refers to German federation only (West Germany). Data from 1991 refer to United Germany.
BOP Manual used: Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, sixth edition (BPM6)
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 03/2018296.593
JapanCurrent account balanceU.S. dollarsBillionsSource: Ministry of Finance or Treasury. Bank of Japan/ Ministry of Finance via Haver database
Latest actual data: 2017
BOP Manual used: Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, sixth edition (BPM6)
Primary domestic currency: Japanese yen
Data last updated: 03/2018195.440
United StatesCurrent account balanceU.S. dollarsBillionsSource: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2016
BOP Manual used: Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, sixth edition (BPM6)
Primary domestic currency: U.S. dollar
Data last updated: 03/2018-466.246
ChinaCurrent account balancePercent of GDP See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Current account balance (U.S. dollars).1.372
GermanyCurrent account balancePercent of GDP See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Current account balance (U.S. dollars).8.049
JapanCurrent account balancePercent of GDP See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Current account balance (U.S. dollars).4.011
United StatesCurrent account balancePercent of GDP See notes for: 
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Current account balance (U.S. dollars).-2.404
Notes
  Country/Series-specific Notes  
  China: Current account balance (U.S. dollars)
Source: Compiled by the Balance of Payments Department of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange. Data retrieved from CEIC.
Latest actual data: 2017
BOP Manual used: Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, sixth edition (BPM6)
Primary domestic currency: Chinese yuan
Data last updated: 04/2018


Germany: Current account balance (U.S. dollars)
Source: Central Bank. Additional source: IMF Statistics Department
Latest actual data: 2017
Notes: Data until 1990 refers to German federation only (West Germany). Data from 1991 refer to United Germany.
BOP Manual used: Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, sixth edition (BPM6)
Primary domestic currency: Euro
Data last updated: 03/2018


Japan: Current account balance (U.S. dollars)
Source: Ministry of Finance or Treasury. Bank of Japan/ Ministry of Finance via Haver database
Latest actual data: 2017
BOP Manual used: Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, sixth edition (BPM6)
Primary domestic currency: Japanese yen
Data last updated: 03/2018


United States: Current account balance (U.S. dollars)
Source: National Statistics Office
Latest actual data: 2016
BOP Manual used: Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, sixth edition (BPM6)
Primary domestic currency: U.S. dollar
Data last updated: 03/2018


China: Current account balance (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Current account balance (U.S. dollars).


Germany: Current account balance (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Current account balance (U.S. dollars).


Japan: Current account balance (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Current account balance (U.S. dollars).


United States: Current account balance (Percent of GDP)
See notes for:
Gross domestic product, current prices (National currency)
Current account balance (U.S. dollars).


 
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