Iran recorded a Current Account surplus of 4.26 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2017. Current Account to GDP in Iran averaged 1.55 percent from 1980 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 10.45 percent in 2011 and a record low of -14.77 percent in 1992.

Current Account to GDP in Iran is expected to be 1.50 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Iran Current Account to GDP is projected to trend around -0.80 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Iran Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 12983.00 6227.00 20935.00 -6529.00 USD Million [+]
Exports 29336.00 29064.00 38751.00 3112.00 USD Million [+]
Imports 16353.00 22836.00 26131.00 2917.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account 11061.00 4902.00 18850.00 -9448.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 4.26 4.03 10.45 -14.77 percent [+]
Crude Oil Production 3755.00 3806.00 6677.00 510.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 3.71 3.95 5.83 1.90 [+]
Weapons Sales 10.00 5.00 123.00 0.00 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1969.20 3026.20 4314.10 15.60 USD Million [+]
External Debt 10910.00 8481.00 28647.00 5107.00 USD Million [+]

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Iran 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 - Iran Current Account to GDP - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Iran Current Account to GDP - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
4.26 4.03 10.45 -14.77 1980 - 2017 percent Yearly




Country Last
Singapore 19.50 Dec/17
Netherlands 10.20 Dec/17
Switzerland 9.80 Dec/17
Germany 8.00 Dec/17
South Korea 5.60 Dec/17
Japan 4.02 Dec/17
Euro Area 3.50 Dec/17
Italy 2.80 Dec/17
Russia 2.20 Dec/17
Saudi Arabia 2.20 Dec/17
Spain 1.90 Dec/17
China 1.30 Dec/17
Brazil -0.48 Dec/17
France -0.80 Dec/17
Mexico -1.60 Dec/17
Indonesia -1.70 Dec/17
India -1.90 Dec/17
United States -2.40 Dec/17
South Africa -2.50 Dec/17
Canada -3.00 Dec/17
Australia -3.10 Dec/17
United Kingdom -4.10 Dec/17
Argentina -4.80 Dec/17
Turkey -5.50 Dec/17


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