The current account deficit in the US widened by $59 billion, or 52.9%, to $170.5 billion in Q2 2020, the biggest gap since Q3 2008. It is equivalent to 3.5% of the GDP, compared to 2.1% in Q1. It mostly reflects an expanded deficit on goods and reduced surpluses on primary income and on services. All major transactions declined in part due to COVID-19, as many businesses were operating at limited capacity or ceased operations, and the movement of travelers across borders was restricted. Exports went down mainly due to petroleum and products; civilian aircraft; parts and engines and passenger cars; and services of travel and air passenger transport. Receipts of primary income also went down mostly due to equity securities and primarily earnings. Receipts of secondary income fell due to primarily private sector fines and penalties and payments dropped on lower primarily private sector fines and penalties, and in general government transfers, primarily international cooperation. source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
Current Account in the United States averaged -50169.86 USD Million from 1960 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 9957 USD Million in the first quarter of 1991 and a record low of -218442 USD Million in the third quarter of 2006. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2020.
Current Account in the United States is expected to be -165000.00 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 the United States to stand at -117000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Current Account is projected to trend around -117000.00 USD Million in 2021 and -137000.00 USD Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.