Central African Republic recorded a Current Account deficit of 9.70 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2017. Current Account to GDP in Central African Republic averaged -5.47 percent from 1977 until 2017, reaching an all time high of -0.60 percent in 1981 and a record low of -10.20 percent in 2010.

Current Account to GDP in Central African Republic is expected to be -7.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Central African Republic Current Account to GDP is projected to trend around -6.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Central African Republic Current Account to GDP

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-8.30 -9.40 -0.60 -10.20 1977 - 2018 percent Yearly


Central African Republic 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.

Central African Republic Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Current Account -14.90 -64.00 -7.60 -100.20 CFA Franc Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP -8.30 -9.40 -0.60 -10.20 percent [+]
Gold Reserves 0.00 0.00 0.35 0.00 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 6.62 6.72 6.72 0.00 [+]