South Africa Current Account Balance

1960 - 2020 | Quarterly | USD mn | CEIC Data

South Africa Current Account recorded a surplus of 4.4 USD bn in Sep 2020, compared with a deficit of 1.7 USD bn in the previous quarter. South Africa Current Account Balance: USD mn data is updated quarterly, available from Mar 1960 to Sep 2020, with an averaged value of -179.8 USD mn. The data reached an all-time high of 4.4 USD bn in Sep 2020 and a record low of -6.2 USD bn in Sep 2013. CEIC converts quarterly de-annualised Current Account Balance into USD. South African Reserve Bank provides annualised Current Account Balance in local currency. Federal Reserve Board average market exchange rate is used for currency conversions. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increased by 966.7 USD mn in Jun 2020. South Africa Direct Investment Abroad fell by 1.1 USD bn in Jun 2020. Its Foreign Portfolio Investment fell by 3.1 USD bn in Jun 2020. The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 59.8 USD bn in Jun 2020.

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South Africa Current Account Balance

What was South Africa's Current Account Balance in Sep 2020?

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
4,399.6 Sep 2020 -1,721.8 Jun 2020 -6,172.5 Sep 2013 4,399.6 Sep 2020 USD mn quarterly Mar 1960 - Sep 2020

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (USD mn) -226.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1993 - Sep 2020
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Argentina (USD mn) 1,162.8 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1976 - Sep 2020
Armenia (USD mn) -143.6 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1993 - Jun 2020
Australia (USD mn) 7,171.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 1959 - Sep 2020
Austria (USD mn) 3,901.7 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1970 - Sep 2020
Azerbaijan (USD mn) -806.5 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2013 - Sep 2020
Bahrain (USD mn) -794.0 2019 yearly 1975 - 2019
Bangladesh (USD mn) 224.0 Sep 2020 monthly Jul 1997 - Sep 2020
Belarus (USD mn) 608.8 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Sep 2020

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -8.4 Jun 2020 quarterly Dec 1990 - Jun 2020
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -2,561.674 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1990 - Sep 2020
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 6,262.205 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 1990 - Nov 2020
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 21.0 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1990 - Jun 2020
National Government Debt (USD mn) 247,941.9 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 1960 - Nov 2020
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 69.4 Jun 2020 quarterly Dec 1960 - Jun 2020
Forecast: Government Expenditure (ZAR bn) 2,161.643 2025 yearly 2000 - 2025
Forecast: Government Net Debt (ZAR bn) 5,647.554 2025 yearly 2000 - 2025
Forecast: Government Revenue (ZAR bn) 1,957.719 2025 yearly 2000 - 2025
National Govt Balance (ZAR mn) -21,403.285 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 1990 - Nov 2020
National Govt Expenditure (ZAR mn) 120,621.480 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 1990 - Nov 2020
National Govt Revenue (ZAR mn) 99,218.195 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 1990 - Nov 2020
National Govt Debt: Gross: Foreign (ZAR mn) 404,803.000 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 1960 - Nov 2020
National Govt Debt: Gross (ZAR mn) 3,826,364.000 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 1960 - Nov 2020
National Govt Debt: Gross: Domestic (ZAR mn) 3,421,561.000 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 1960 - Nov 2020

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