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

Australia recorded a current account deficit of 20,794 AUD million in the March quarter of 2016, narrowing from an upwardly revised 22,631 AUD million deficit in the previous quarter and market consensus of a 19,500 AUD million. The deficit on the balance of goods and services decreased by 2,824 AUD million (-26 percent) to 8,114 AUD million. Meanwhile, the primary income deficit decreased by 979 AUD million (+9 percent) to 12,084 AUD million. In seasonally adjusted chain volume terms, the surplus on goods and services increased 4,731 AUD million (+60 percent from the December quarter 2015) to 12,611 AUD million in the March quarter. This is expected to contribute 1.1 percentage points to growth in the first quarter 2016 volume measure of GDP. Current Account in Australia averaged -5089.64 AUD Million from 1959 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 295 AUD Million in the fourth quarter of 1972 and a record low of -22631 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
-20794.00 -22631.00 295.00 -22631.00 1959 - 2016 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 August of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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$-20.8B A$-22.6B A$-19.5B A$-19.6B
2016-09-06 01:30 AM Q2 A$-20.8B A$-17.7B
2016-12-01 12:30 AM Q3 A$-16.8B

Australia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -3195.00 -2418.00 2235.00 -4430.00 AUD Million [+]
Exports 25803.00 26016.00 29254.00 435.00 AUD Million [+]
Imports 28998.00 28434.00 30233.00 396.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account -20794.00 -22631.00 295.00 -22631.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -4.60 -3.00 1.40 -6.70 percent [+]
External Debt 1898459.00 1911243.00 1911243.00 147312.00 AUD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 78.70 80.60 118.50 49.30 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 29636.00 57525.00 57932.00 -37050.00 AUD Million [+]
Capital Flows 20549.00 20866.00 21907.00 -375.00 AUD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 555800.00 542000.00 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 [+]
Weapons Sales 113.00 91.00 158.00 2.00 USD Million [+]




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