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South Africa Current Account Value and percent from GDP

South Africa Current Account Data

Indicator Data Period
Current Account to GDP 3.7 % 2021
Current Account -86588 ZAR Million | -5.039 B USD 2Q/22


Latest data on Current Account to GDP (%)

Current Account to GDP
                     South Africa - Historical Data (%)

What is ratio of South Africa Current Account to GDP?

  • The surplus of Current Account to GDP in South Africa increased to 3.7 % in 2021. The maximum surplus was 6 % and deficit was -7.5 %
  • Data published Yearly by Reserve Bank.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
3.7 2021 24.03.2022
2.2 2020 26.03.2021
-3 2019 16.01.2020
-3.6 2018 29.04.2019
-2.5 2017 20.03.2018
-3.3 2016 11.08.2017
-4.4 2015 31.12.2015
-5.4 2014 31.12.2014


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Current Account to GDP in South Africa by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Cyril Ramaphosa 15.02.2018 - -2.5000 -2.5000 -2.5000 -2.5000 0.00%
Jacob Zuma 09.05.2009 - 14.02.2018 -4.0000 -3.3000 -2.0000 -5.8000 -17.50%
Thabo Mbeki 16.06.1999 - 24.09.2008 -0.5000 -7.0000 0.8000 -7.0000 1300.00%


Latest data on Current Account (ZAR Million)

Current Account
                     South Africa - Historical Data (ZAR Million)

What is South Africa Current Account Deficit?

  • The surplus of Current Account in South Africa decreased to 86588 ZAR Million (5.039 B USD) in the second quarter of 2022. The maximum value was 294446 ZAR Million and minimum was -246452 ZAR Million.
  • Data published Quarterly by Reserve Bank.

Historical Data (ZAR Million) by years

Data
Period
Date
-86588 2Q/22 08.09.2022
142629 1Q/22 09.06.2022
119916 4Q/21 10.03.2022
226400 3Q/21 18.01.2022
342780 2Q/21 09.09.2021
267348 1Q/21 10.06.2021
197818 4Q/20 11.03.2021
297500 3Q/20 10.12.2020


Historical Chart by presidents (ZAR Million)

Current Account in South Africa by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Cyril Ramaphosa 15.02.2018 - -137455.0000 -229000.0000 -137455.0000 -229000.0000 66.60%
Jacob Zuma 09.05.2009 - 14.02.2018 -47565.0000 -108888.0000 -9974.0000 -241786.0000 128.92%
Thabo Mbeki 16.06.1999 - 24.09.2008 -7595.0000 -136213.0000 15627.0000 -147225.0000 1693.46%
Nelson Mandela 10.05.1994 - 16.06.1999 -221.0000 10406.0000 10406.0000 -21042.0000 -4808.60%

Other trade indicators in South Africa

Index Updated Actual Previous
Weapons Sales 2020 37 M USD 142
Balance of Trade Oct/22 -0.251 B USD 1.146
Exports Oct/22 9.289 B USD 11.149
Foreign Exchange Reserves Nov/22 59.877 B USD 58.7
Imports Oct/22 9.54 B USD 10.002
Terms of Trade  2Q/22 117 in. pt. 117
Tourist Arrivals Oct/22 0.816 Million Persons 0.793

Current Account to GDP in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Egypt 2021 -4.6 % -3.1
Kenya 2021 -5.4 % -4.8
Madagascar 2021 -5.5 % -3.5
Zimbabwe 2021 -1.89 % -1.91
Tanzania 2021 -1.5 % -1.6
Togo 2021 -5 % -3
Tunisia 2021 -5.9 % -6
Nigeria 2021 -2.8 % -4.2
Sudan 2021 -10 % -8.3
Morocco 2021 -2.3 % -1.5
Senegal 2021 -10.4 % -10.9
Seychelles 2021 -20 % -22
South Africa 2021 3.7 % 2
Uganda 2020 -10.7 % -7
Rwanda 2021 -10.9 % -12.1
Liberia 2021 -17.4 % -16.1
Zambia 2021 11.1 % 12.2
Mozambique 2021 -23.8 % -30.4
Namibia 2021 -9.1 % 2.8
Ghana 2021 -2.1 % -3.1
Swaziland 2021 7.4 % 7
Libya 2021 21.6 % -20.7
Algeria 2021 -2.8 % -12.9
Angola 2021 12.4 % 1.6
Benin 2021 -4.5 % -1.7
Botswana 2021 -0.5 % -10.8
Burkina Faso 2021 5.2 % 3.8
Burundi 2021 -15 % -9.4
Central African Republic 2021 -9.6 % -7.2
Chad 2021 -3.9 % -8.1
Comoros 2021 0.5 % -1.8
Republic of the Congo 2021 15.5 % -0.2
Djibouti 2021 -0.7 % 11.3
Equatorial Guinea 2021 -3.4 % -4.2
Eritrea 2021 13.5 % 11.4
Ethiopia 2021 -3.2 % -4.6
Gabon 2021 0.3 % -6.1
Gambia 2021 -9.3 % -3.3
Guatemala 2021 2.5 % 4.9
Guinea 2021 -4 % -13.7
Guinea Bissau 2021 -6.9 % -3.7
Lesotho 2021 -2.8 % -2.1
Malawi 2021 -13.1 % -12.1
Mali 2021 -4.5 % -2.3
Mauritania 2021 -7.6 % -7.6
Niger 2021 -13.6 % -13.1
Sao Tome and Principe 2015 -24.7 % -31.7
Sierra Leone 2021 -13.9 % -16.7