United States Current Account  1960-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

The current account gap in the United States narrowed to USD 125.3 billion or 2.8 percent of the GDP in the last quarter of 2015 from an upwardly revised USD 129.9 billion gap in the previous three months. The deficit on goods and services decreased to USD 133.7 billion from USD 138.6 billion, mainly driven by a 3.5 percent drop in exports of goods, largely due to petroleum and chemicals while imports of goods went down 2.8 percent. The deficit on secondary income decreased 6.5 percent to USD 34.3 billion while the surplus on primary income narrowed 5.7 percent to USD 42.8 billion. Current Account in the United States averaged -46102.13 USD Million from 1960 until 2015, 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. Current Account in the United States is reported by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-125314.00 -124120.00 9957.00 -216063.00 1960 - 2015 USD 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 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 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-09-17 01:30 PM Q2 $ -109.7B $-118.3B $-111.3B $-109B
2015-12-17 01:30 PM Q3 $-124.1B $ -111.1B $-118B $-106.9B
2016-03-17 12:30 PM Q4 $-125.3B $-129.9B $-118.9B $ -114.2B
2016-06-16 12:30 PM Q1 $-125.3B -125.4B
2016-09-15 12:30 PM Q2 -125.9B
2016-12-15 01:30 PM Q3 -125.8B

United States Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -47060.00 -45677.00 1946.00 -67823.00 USD Million [+]
Exports 178070.00 176290.00 197759.00 772.00 USD Million [+]
Imports 225130.00 222170.00 240524.00 577.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account -125314.00 -124120.00 9957.00 -216063.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.70 -2.20 0.20 -6.00 percent [+]
External Debt -7356784.00 -7269829.00 -1232107.00 -7356784.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 99.60 100.03 168.28 91.82 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 33542.00 118433.00 272938.00 -190792.00 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 35494.00 38675.00 46165.00 -9988.00 USD Million [+]
Net Long Term Tic Flows 72000.00 -11900.00 160371.00 -72882.00 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 8133.46 8133.46 8149.05 8133.46 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 9129.00 9179.00 10044.00 3983.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 4.61 4.61 7.39 3.70 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 6188828.00 6847598.00 8381604.00 2095665.00 [+]




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