The current account surplus in Netherlands increased to EUR 20.5 billion in the third quarter of 2018 from EUR 17.9 billion in the same quarter of the previous year. The services surplus widened to EUR 1.8 billion from EUR 0.6 billion a year earlier; the primary income rose to EUR 2.8 billion from EUR 1.2 billion and the goods surplus fell only slightly to EUR 16.7 billion from EUR 17.4 billion. Meantime, the secondary income gap decreased to EUR 0.8 billion from EUR 1.3 billion in the same period of 2017. Current Account in Netherlands averaged 6804.94 EUR Million from 1982 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 27870.20 EUR Million in the first quarter of 2015 and a record low of -14371.20 EUR Million in the second quarter of 2015.
Current Account in Netherlands is expected to be 22600.00 EUR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Current Account in Netherlands to stand at 21500.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Netherlands Current Account is projected to trend around 25100.00 EUR Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.