Afghanistan recorded a Current Account deficit of 20 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2016. Current Account to GDP in Afghanistan averaged -47.80 percent from 2003 until 2016, reaching an all time high of -20 percent in 2016 and a record low of -75.20 percent in 2006.

Current Account to GDP in Afghanistan is expected to be -15.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Afghanistan Current Account to GDP is projected to trend around -9.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

Afghanistan Current Account to GDP
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Afghanistan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -6960.70 -5937.70 -1660.90 -8517.90 USD Million [+]
Current Account -595.20 -1097.09 -595.20 -7558.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -20.00 -22.00 -20.00 -75.20 percent [+]
Imports 7792.60 6534.14 8932.39 1966.07 USD Million [+]
Exports 831.93 596.46 831.93 69.10 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 21.90 21.90 21.90 21.87 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 9.44 9.44 9.44 5.70 [+]

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Afghanistan Current Account to GDP

The Current account balance as a percent of GDP provides an indication on the level of international competitiveness of a country. Usually, countries recording a strong current account surplus have an economy heavily dependent on exports revenues, with high savings ratings but weak domestic demand. On the other hand, countries recording a current account deficit have strong imports, a low saving rates and high personal consumption rates as a percentage of disposable incomes. This page provides - Afghanistan Current Account to GDP - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Afghanistan Current Account to GDP - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-20.00 -22.00 -20.00 -75.20 2003 - 2016 percent Yearly

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