United States Current Account  1960-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The US current account deficit decreased to USD 112.4 billion in the last three months of 2016 from an upwardly revised USD 116 billion gap in the previous period and better than market expectations of a USD 128 billion shortfall. It is the smallest gap since the second quarter of 2015, as the surplus widened for the primary income (by USD 19.9 billion to USD 61.5 billion) and the services account (by USD 1.4 billion to USD 63.8 billion). In contrast, the goods deficit widened by USD 17.5 billion to USD 196 billion due to a drop in soybean exports. In addition, the secondary income gap increased slightly by USD 0.16 billion to USD 41.5 billion. Considering full 2016, the US current account deficit went up to USD 481.2 billion from a USD 463 billion gap in 2015. It represents 2.6 percent of current-dollar GDP, the same percentage as in 2015. Current Account in the United States averaged -47303.42 USD Million from 1960 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 9957 USD Million in the first quarter of 1991 and a record low of -216063 USD Million in the third quarter of 2006.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-09-15 12:30 PM Q2 $-119.9B $-131.8B $-120.5B $ -113B
2016-12-15 01:30 PM Q3 $-113B $-118.3B $-111.6B $-117B
2017-03-21 12:30 PM Q4 $-112.4B $-116B $-128.3B $ -120B
2017-06-20 12:30 PM Q1 $-112.4B $ -109.8B
2017-09-19 12:30 PM Q2 $ -110.3B
2017-12-19 01:30 PM Q3 $ -110.2B




United States Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -43706.00 -43760.00 1946.00 -67823.00 USD Million [+]
Exports 190986.00 192655.00 200236.00 772.00 USD Million [+]
Imports 234692.00 236414.00 241483.00 577.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account -112382.00 -116007.00 9957.00 -216063.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.60 -2.60 0.20 -6.00 percent [+]
External Debt -8109652.00 -7781138.00 -1232107.00 -8109652.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 99.25 99.82 168.28 91.82 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -701.00 13224.00 272938.00 -204280.00 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 22963.00 41776.00 46165.00 -9988.00 USD Million [+]
Net Long Term Tic Flows 59767.00 53386.00 160371.00 -72882.00 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 8133.46 8133.46 8149.05 8133.46 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 9031.00 8835.00 10044.00 3983.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Tourism Revenues 20828.00 20983.00 20983.00 6496.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 7958601.00 7674983.00 8364940.00 2095665.00 [+]
Terrorism Index 4.88 4.61 7.39 3.70 [+]
Weapons Sales 10484.00 10470.00 16120.00 1705.00 USD Million [+]

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United States Current Account Notes

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 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-112382.00 -116007.00 9957.00 -216063.00 1960 - 2016 USD Million Quarterly



current account by Country

Last
Australia -3853.00 Dec/16
Brazil 1396.50 Mar/17
Canada -10726.00 Dec/16
China 190.00 Mar/17
Euro Area 44.80 Mar/17
France -3032.00 Mar/17
Germany 30200.00 Mar/17
India -7900.00 Dec/16
Indonesia -2397.00 Mar/17
Italy 3121.40 Mar/17
Japan 2907.70 Mar/17
Mexico -3362.67 Dec/16
Netherlands 17897.70 Dec/16
Russia 22800.00 Mar/17
South Korea 5930.00 Mar/17
Spain -223.00 Feb/17
Switzerland 22022.94 Dec/16
Turkey -3057.00 Mar/17
United Kingdom -12088.00 Dec/16
United States -112382.00 Dec/16