China Current Account Balance: % of GDP

1998 - 2020 | Quarterly | % | CEIC Data

China Current Account surplus accounted for 2.4 % of the country's Nominal GDP in Sep 2020, compared with a 3.1 % surplus in the previous quarter. China Current Account Balance: % of Nominal GDP data is updated quarterly, available from Mar 1998 to Sep 2020, with an average value of 2.4 %. The data reached an all-time high of 11.1 % in Dec 2006 and a record low of -1.3 % in Mar 2018. CEIC calculates Current Account Balance as % of Nominal GDP from quarterly Current Account Balance and quarterly Nominal GDP. The State Administration of Foreign Exchange provides Current Account Balance in USD. The National Bureau of Statistics provides year-to-date Nominal GDP in local currency. Federal Reserve Board average market exchange rate is used for currency conversions.

In the latest reports of China, Current Account recorded a surplus of 92.2 USD bn in Sep 2020. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increased by 58.1 USD bn in Sep 2020. China Direct Investment Abroad expanded by 33.0 USD bn in Sep 2020. Its Foreign Portfolio Investment increased by 79.6 USD bn in Sep 2020. The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 3,849.8 USD bn in Sep 2020.

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China Current Account Balance: % of GDP

What was China's Current Account Balance: % of GDP in Sep 2020?

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
2.4 Sep 2020 3.1 Jun 2020 -1.3 Mar 2018 11.1 Dec 2006 % quarterly Mar 1998 - Sep 2020

Current Account Balance: % of GDP by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) -5.8 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Algeria (%) -9.6 Jun 2019 quarterly Mar 2007 - Jun 2019
Argentina (%) 1.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Sep 2020
Armenia (%) -1.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 1994 - Sep 2020
Australia (%) 2.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 1959 - Sep 2020
Austria (%) 3.5 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1970 - Sep 2020
Azerbaijan (%) 6.1 Mar 2020 quarterly Mar 2013 - Mar 2020
Bahrain (%) 3.3 2014 yearly 1997 - 2014
Bangladesh (%) -1.6 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Belarus (%) 3.8 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Sep 2020

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -5.8 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 1995 - Sep 2020
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) 48,725.726 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1995 - Oct 2020
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 139,075.255 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 1995 - Nov 2020
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 13.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1995 - Sep 2020
National Government Debt (USD mn) 2,413,715.4 2019 yearly 2005 - 2019
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 18.0 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2020
Forecast: Government Expenditure (RMB bn) 50,816.686 2025 yearly 1982 - 2025
Forecast: Government Net Debt (RMB bn) 119,832.398 2025 yearly 1995 - 2025
Forecast: Government Revenue (RMB bn) 38,329.759 2025 yearly 1982 - 2025
Foreign Debts: Qtr: Total (USD mn) 2,294,400.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 2003 - Sep 2020
Foreign Debts: Qtr: Long Term (USD mn) 998,800.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 2003 - Sep 2020

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