United States Current Account  1960-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The US current account deficit widened to USD 124.1 billion or 2.5 percent of the GDP in the first quarter of 2018 from a downwardly revised USD 116.1 billion gap or 2.4 percent of the GDP in the last three months of 2017. It is the biggest current account deficit since the last quarter of 2008, although it came lower than expectations of a USD 129 billion shortfall. The wider current account gap reflects a USD 8.1 billion increase in the deficit on goods and relatively small and nearly offsetting changes in the balances on services, primary income, and secondary income. Current Account in the United States averaged -47666.89 USD Million from 1960 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 9957 USD Million in the first quarter of 1991 and a record low of -215769 USD Million in the third quarter of 2006.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-12-19 01:30 PM Current Account $-100.6B $-124.4B $-116.8B $ -118.4B
2018-03-21 12:30 PM Current Account $-128.2B $-101.5B $-125B $ -125B
2018-06-20 12:30 PM Current Account $-124.1B $-116.2B $-129B $ -123B
2018-09-19 12:30 PM Current Account -122254.87
2018-12-19 01:30 PM Current Account $ -131B


United States Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -46348.00 -43186.00 1946.00 -67823.00 USD Million [+]
Exports 213810.00 215339.00 215339.00 772.00 USD Million [+]
Imports 260158.00 258525.00 261613.00 577.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account -124105.00 -116148.00 9957.00 -215769.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.40 -2.40 0.20 -6.00 percent [+]
External Debt -7888082.00 -7845809.00 -1232107.00 -8217356.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 106.98 98.39 168.28 91.82 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 114468.00 69155.00 272938.00 -193364.00 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 45701.00 48155.00 48155.00 -9988.00 USD Million [+]
Net Long Term Tic Flows -36459.00 45511.00 157830.00 -72882.00 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 8134.00 8134.00 8149.05 8133.46 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 10442.00 10467.00 10474.00 3971.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 5.43 4.88 7.39 3.70 [+]
Tourism Revenues 21547.00 21502.00 21547.00 6496.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 6145476.00 7750318.00 8364940.00 2095665.00 [+]
Weapons Sales 12394.00 10304.00 16071.00 1769.00 USD Million [+]

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United States 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 the latest reported value for - United States Current Account - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Current Account - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-124105.00 -116148.00 9957.00 -215769.00 1960 - 2018 USD Million Quarterly




current account by Country
Country Last
Australia -10469.00 Mar/18
Brazil 435.00 Jun/18
Canada -19496.00 Mar/18
China 58.00 Jun/18
Euro Area 28.50 Jun/18
France -2333.00 Jun/18
Germany 26200.00 Jun/18
India -13000.00 Mar/18
Indonesia -8028.00 Jun/18
Italy 5135.00 Jun/18
Japan 1175.60 Jun/18
Mexico -6940.80 Mar/18
Netherlands 21821.00 Mar/18
Russia 22300.00 Jun/18
South Korea 7380.00 Jun/18
Spain 2437.00 May/18
Switzerland 18134.28 Mar/18
Turkey -2973.00 Jun/18
United Kingdom -17720.00 Mar/18
United States -124105.00 Mar/18


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