South Africa - Current account balance

Current account balance (BoP, current US$)

The latest value for Current account balance (BoP, current US$) in South Africa was ($19,086,480,000) as of 2014. Over the past 54 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between $5,104,705,000 in 1987 and ($21,193,660,000) in 2013.

Definition: Current account balance is the sum of net exports of goods and services, net primary income, and net secondary income. Data are in current U.S. dollars.

Source: International Monetary Fund, Balance of Payments Statistics Yearbook and data files.

See also:

Year Value
1960 $48,999,980
1961 $270,199,900
1962 $429,799,800
1963 $194,599,900
1964 ($160,999,900)
1965 ($516,599,800)
1966 ($146,999,900)
1967 ($375,199,800)
1968 ($19,599,990)
1969 ($480,199,800)
1970 ($1,289,399,000)
1971 ($1,488,133,000)
1972 ($192,066,700)
1973 ($258,394,900)
1974 ($1,437,709,000)
1975 ($2,397,131,000)
1976 ($1,912,450,000)
1977 $239,200,000
1978 $1,099,400,000
1979 $2,965,046,000
1980 $3,161,391,000
1981 ($4,978,365,000)
1982 ($3,525,807,000)
1983 ($323,224,000)
1984 ($1,951,776,000)
1985 $2,261,356,000
1986 $2,765,954,000
1987 $5,104,705,000
1988 $2,533,619,000
1989 $1,497,993,000
1990 $1,551,571,000
1991 $1,399,120,000
1992 $1,980,167,000
1993 $2,803,149,000
1994 $29,620,520
1995 ($2,493,248,000)
1996 ($1,678,190,000)
1997 ($2,227,357,000)
1998 ($2,199,126,000)
1999 ($675,246,600)
2000 ($190,556,600)
2001 $342,639,100
2002 $1,009,384,000
2003 ($1,541,575,000)
2004 ($6,413,747,000)
2005 ($8,015,418,000)
2006 ($12,075,590,000)
2007 ($16,171,240,000)
2008 ($16,410,850,000)
2009 ($7,906,819,000)
2010 ($5,492,240,000)
2011 ($9,072,724,000)
2012 ($19,678,090,000)
2013 ($21,193,660,000)
2014 ($19,086,480,000)

Current account balance (% of GDP)

Current account balance (% of GDP) in South Africa was -5.45 as of 2014. Its highest value over the past 54 years was 5.30 in 1979, while its lowest value was -7.53 in 1971.

Definition: Current account balance is the sum of net exports of goods and services, net primary income, and net secondary income.

Source: International Monetary Fund, Balance of Payments Statistics Yearbook and data files, and World Bank and OECD GDP estimates.

See also:

Year Value
1960 0.67
1961 3.49
1962 5.20
1963 2.12
1964 -1.60
1965 -4.70
1966 -1.23
1967 -2.80
1968 -0.14
1969 -2.94
1970 -7.20
1971 -7.53
1972 -0.93
1973 -0.91
1974 -4.02
1975 -6.49
1976 -5.39
1977 0.61
1978 2.43
1979 5.30
1980 3.92
1981 -5.73
1982 -4.40
1983 -0.38
1984 -2.29
1985 3.37
1986 3.48
1987 4.91
1988 2.21
1989 1.20
1990 1.39
1991 1.16
1992 1.52
1993 2.09
1994 0.02
1995 -1.60
1996 -1.14
1997 -1.46
1998 -1.60
1999 -0.49
2000 -0.14
2001 0.28
2002 0.87
2003 -0.88
2004 -2.81
2005 -3.11
2006 -4.45
2007 -5.40
2008 -5.72
2009 -2.67
2010 -1.46
2011 -2.18
2012 -4.95
2013 -5.79
2014 -5.45

Classification

Topic: Economic Policy & Debt Indicators

Sub-Topic: Balance of payments