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

The US current account deficit decreased to USD 100.6 billion or 2.1 percent of GDP in the third quarter of 2017 from an upwardly revised USD 124.4 billion in the second quarter or 2.6 percent of GDP. Figures came better than market expectations of a USD 116.8 billion shortfall. It was the smallest current account gap since the third quarter of 2014, as secondary income gap decreased by USD 10 billion to USD 23.2 billion and the goods deficit also fell by USD 6.1 billion to USD 195.3 billion. Meantime, the primary income surplus increased by USD 6.5 billion to USD 57.0 billion and the services surplus widened by USD 1.2 billion to USD 60.9 billion. Current Account in the United States averaged -47291.71 USD Million from 1960 until 2017, 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
2017-06-20 12:30 PM Current Account $-116.8B $-114B $-123.8B $ -109.8B
2017-09-19 12:30 PM Current Account $-123.1B $-113.5B $-115.1B $ -116.1B
2017-12-19 01:30 PM Current Account $-100.6B $-124.4B $-116.8B $ -118.4B
2018-03-21 12:30 PM Current Account $-100.6B $ -100.8B
2018-06-20 12:30 PM Current Account $ -98.7B
2018-09-19 12:30 PM Current Account $ -97B


United States Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -53118.00 -50435.00 1946.00 -67823.00 USD Million [+]
Exports 203351.00 199806.00 203351.00 772.00 USD Million [+]
Imports 256469.00 250241.00 256469.00 577.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account -100600.00 -124397.00 9957.00 -215769.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.60 -2.60 0.20 -6.00 percent [+]
External Debt -7768745.00 -7934901.00 -1232107.00 -8217356.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 99.85 100.14 168.28 91.82 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -119272.00 33509.00 272938.00 -193364.00 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 42627.00 46199.00 47465.00 -9988.00 USD Million [+]
Net Long Term Tic Flows 27318.00 57462.00 157830.00 -72882.00 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 8133.46 8133.46 8149.05 8133.46 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 10038.00 9637.00 10044.00 3983.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Tourism Revenues 20379.00 20293.00 21223.00 6496.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 5721658.00 5921333.00 8364940.00 2095665.00 [+]
Terrorism Index 5.43 4.88 7.39 3.70 [+]
Weapons Sales 9894.00 10184.00 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 February of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-100600.00 -124397.00 9957.00 -215769.00 1960 - 2017 USD Million Quarterly




current account by Country
Country Last
Australia -9125.00 Sep/17
Brazil -4326.50 Dec/17
Canada -19346.00 Sep/17
China 622.00 Dec/17
Euro Area 45.81 Dec/17
France -928.00 Dec/17
Germany 27800.00 Dec/17
India -7200.00 Sep/17
Indonesia -5760.70 Dec/17
Italy 5872.00 Dec/17
Japan 797.20 Dec/17
Mexico -5527.90 Sep/17
Netherlands 18090.30 Sep/17
Russia 17800.00 Dec/17
South Korea 4090.00 Dec/17
Spain 3040.00 Nov/17
Switzerland 13029.77 Sep/17
Turkey -7700.00 Dec/17
United Kingdom -22784.00 Sep/17
United States -100600.00 Sep/17


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