Australia Current Account  1959-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Australia recorded a current account deficit of 21,106 AUD million in the December quarter of 2015, widening from an upwardly revised 18,848 AUD million deficit in the previous quarter and missing market consensus. The deficit on the balance of goods and services increased by 2,592 AUD million (35 percent) to 9,929 AUD million. Meanwhile, the primary income deficit decreased by 331 AUD million (3 percent) to 10,564 AUD million. In seasonally adjusted chain volume terms, the surplus on goods and services increased 19 AUD million to 8,510 AUD million in the December quarter from 8,491 AUD million in the preceding quarter. This is expected to contribute 0.0 percentage points to growth in the final quarter 2015 volume measure of GDP. Current Account in Australia averaged -5013.41 AUD Million from 1959 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 295 AUD Million in the fourth quarter of 1972 and a record low of -21106 AUD Million in the fourth quarter of 2015. Current Account in Australia is reported by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-21106.00 -18848.00 295.00 -21106.00 1959 - 2015 AUD Million Quarterly
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 - Australia Current Account - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Australia Current Account - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-09-01 02:30 AM Q2 A$-19.0B A$-13.5B A$-15.8B A$-13B
2015-12-01 12:30 AM Q3 A$-18.1B A$-20.5B A$-16.5B A$-18.4B
2016-03-01 12:30 AM Q4 A$-21.1B A$-18.8B A$-20B A$-21B
2016-05-31 01:30 AM Q1 A$-21.1B -19.6B
2016-09-01 01:30 AM Q2 -17.7B
2016-12-01 12:30 AM Q3 -16.8B

Australia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -2163.00 -3044.00 2232.00 -4212.00 AUD Million [+]
Exports 26529.00 25445.00 29257.00 435.00 AUD Million [+]
Imports 28692.00 28489.00 30262.00 396.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account -21106.00 -18848.00 295.00 -21106.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -4.60 -3.00 1.40 -6.70 percent [+]
External Debt 1911243.00 1907269.00 1911243.00 147312.00 AUD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 80.60 83.30 118.50 49.30 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 29636.00 57525.00 57932.00 -37050.00 AUD Million [+]
Capital Flows 20866.00 18753.00 21907.00 -375.00 AUD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 754600.00 796700.00 897700.00 30100.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 79.85 79.85 79.85 79.69 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 330.00 335.00 781.00 258.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 3.11 0.22 3.11 0.01 [+]




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