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

The US current account deficit increased to USD 128.2 billion or 2.6 percent of GDP in the fourth quarter of 2017. It compares with an upwardly revised USD 101.5 billion gap in the third quarter or 2.1 percent of GDP and market forecasts of a USD 125 billion shortfall. It is the biggest current account deficit since the last three months of 2008. The deficit on goods increased to USD 214.3 billion from USD 195.3 billion as imports rose more than exports; the deficit on secondary income widened to USD 31.5 billion from USD 24.7 billion as receipts decreased and payments went up; the primary income surplus narrowed to USD 57.2 billion from USD 58.5 billion as payments increased more than receipts. On the other hand, the services surplus increased to USD 60.4 billion from USD 60.0 billion. Current Account in the United States averaged -47638.35 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
2017-09-19 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 $-128.2B $-101.5B $-125B $ -125B
2018-06-20 12:30 PM Current Account $-128.2B $ -123B
2018-09-19 12:30 PM Current Account $ -125.7B
2018-12-19 01:30 PM Current Account $ -131B


United States Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -48956.00 -57743.00 1946.00 -67823.00 USD Million [+]
Exports 208526.00 204351.00 208526.00 772.00 USD Million [+]
Imports 257482.00 262094.00 262094.00 577.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account -128158.00 -101475.00 9957.00 -215769.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.40 -2.40 0.20 -6.00 percent [+]
External Debt -7845809.00 -7768745.00 -1232107.00 -8217356.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 98.39 99.85 168.28 91.82 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -38500.00 122638.00 272938.00 -193364.00 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 46429.00 42627.00 47465.00 -9988.00 USD Million [+]
Net Long Term Tic Flows 61838.00 48969.00 157830.00 -72882.00 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 8134.00 8133.46 8149.05 8133.46 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 10264.00 9964.00 10264.00 3971.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 5.43 4.88 7.39 3.70 [+]
Tourism Revenues 20649.00 20416.00 21223.00 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 May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-128158.00 -101475.00 9957.00 -215769.00 1960 - 2017 USD Million Quarterly




current account by Country
Country Last
Australia -14024.00 Dec/17
Brazil 620.00 Apr/18
Canada -16346.00 Dec/17
China -282.00 Mar/18
Euro Area 40.55 Mar/18
France -1269.00 Mar/18
Germany 29100.00 Mar/18
India -13465.11 Dec/17
Indonesia -5500.00 Mar/18
Italy 3408.00 Mar/18
Japan 3122.30 Mar/18
Mexico -6940.80 Mar/18
Netherlands 20903.90 Dec/17
Russia 28800.00 Mar/18
South Korea 5180.00 Mar/18
Spain -450.00 Feb/18
Switzerland 19679.42 Dec/17
Turkey -4812.00 Mar/18
United Kingdom -18443.00 Dec/17
United States -128158.00 Dec/17


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