Pakistan recorded a Current Account deficit of 0.60 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2021. source: State Bank of Pakistan

Current Account to GDP in Pakistan averaged -2.36 percent of GDP from 1980 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 4.90 percent of GDP in 2003 and a record low of -8.50 percent of GDP in 2008. This page provides - Pakistan Current Account to GDP - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Pakistan Current Account to GDP - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on September of 2021.

Current Account to GDP in Pakistan is expected to reach -1.50 percent of GDP by the end of 2021, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Pakistan Current Account to GDP is projected to trend around -2.00 percent of GDP in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Pakistan Current Account to GDP

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-0.60 -1.70 4.90 -8.50 1980 - 2021 percent of GDP Yearly

Pakistan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -696238.00 -520530.00 6457.00 -696238.00 PKR Million [+]
Current Account -2482.00 -288.00 1418.00 -6308.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -0.60 -1.70 4.90 -8.50 percent of GDP [+]
Imports 1063928.00 893960.00 1063928.00 96.00 PKR Million [+]
Exports 367690.00 373430.00 426080.00 51.00 PKR Million [+]
External Debt 122199.00 116309.00 122199.00 33172.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 58.40 61.80 94.80 49.20 points [+]
Remittances 7957.00 7265.00 7957.00 906.00 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 64.65 64.65 65.43 64.39 Tonnes [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 89.90 135.40 1262.90 -390.90 USD Million [+]
Capital Flows -6463.00 -1004.00 1620.00 -6463.00 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 83.00 83.00 154.00 50.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 7.54 7.89 9.07 6.12 [+]


Pakistan Current Account to GDP
The Current account balance as a percent of GDP provides an indication on the level of international competitiveness of a country. Usually, countries recording a strong current account surplus have an economy heavily dependent on exports revenues, with high savings ratings but weak domestic demand. On the other hand, countries recording a current account deficit have strong imports, a low saving rates and high personal consumption rates as a percentage of disposable incomes.