Nicaragua’s current account balance swang to a USD 191.7 million surplus in the third quarter of 2018 from a USD 155.2 million gap in the corresponding period of the previous year, as the goods account deficit narrowed to USD 239.9 million from USD 620.8 million a year ago. Meantime, the primary income shortfall also narrowed to USD 45.6 million from USD 92.9 million. In contrast, the services account surplus narrowed to USD 64.4 million from USD 122.9 million, while the secondary income surplus narrowed to USD 412.8 million from USD 435.6 million. Current Account in Nicaragua averaged -216.98 USD Million from 1990 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 191.70 USD Million in the third quarter of 2018 and a record low of -448 USD Million in the fourth quarter of 2007.

Current Account in Nicaragua is expected to be 65.00 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Current Account in Nicaragua to stand at -280.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Nicaragua Current Account is projected to trend around -340.00 USD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-04-03 11:00 PM Current Account $-445.1M $-155.2M $ -170.1M
2018-07-04 05:05 PM Current Account $27.9M $-445.1M $ -200M
2018-10-25 11:00 PM Current Account $-73.1M $21.3M $ -150M
2019-01-07 09:00 PM Current Account $191.7M $-10.5M $ -240M
2019-04-04 11:00 PM Current Account $191.7M $ -400M
2019-07-04 05:05 PM Current Account $ 65M
2019-10-04 11:00 PM Current Account $ 20M


Nicaragua Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -127.00 -199.60 -15.80 -370.40 USD Million [+]
Current Account 191.70 -10.50 191.70 -448.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -5.00 -7.50 13.60 -63.00 percent [+]
Exports 380.90 465.40 538.50 10.50 USD Million [+]
Imports 507.90 665.00 744.50 53.00 USD Million [+]
Remittances 121.70 126.70 136.70 19.80 USD Million [+]
Terrorism Index 0.75 1.44 2.93 0.00 [+]
Capital Flows -67.60 -124.40 2373.40 -602.90 USD Million [+]
External Debt 11728.00 11563.20 11728.00 5785.90 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 10.70 406.20 443.50 10.70 USD Million [+]

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Nicaragua Current Account

Current Account is the sum of the balance of trade (exports minus imports of goods and services), net factor income (such as interest and dividends) and net transfer payments (such as foreign aid). This page provides - Nicaragua Current Account - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Nicaragua Current Account - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
191.70 -10.50 191.70 -448.00 1990 - 2018 USD Million Quarterly




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Argentina -7591.00 Sep/18
Australia -10688.00 Sep/18
Brazil -815.00 Dec/18
Canada -10343.00 Sep/18
China 546.00 Dec/18
Euro Area 23.25 Nov/18
France -1117.00 Dec/18
Germany 21000.00 Dec/18
India -19100.00 Sep/18
Indonesia -9148.00 Dec/18
Italy 4805.70 Nov/18
Japan 452.80 Dec/18
Mexico -5081.50 Sep/18
Netherlands 20484.80 Sep/18
Russia 38800.00 Dec/18
Saudi Arabia 29583.00 Sep/18
Singapore 17796.10 Dec/18
South Africa -176577.00 Sep/18
South Korea 4819.30 Dec/18
Spain 1770.00 Nov/18
Switzerland 14596.00 Sep/18
Turkey -1437.00 Dec/18
United Kingdom -26522.00 Sep/18
United States -124817.00 Sep/18


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