The current account surplus in the Netherlands increased to EUR 27.5 billion in the fourth quarter of 2018 from EUR 24.1 billion in the same quarter of the previous year. The services surplus widened to EUR 5.1 billion from EUR 3.0 billion a year earlier and the primary income surplus rose to EUR 7.6 billion from EUR 3.5 billion. Meanwhile, the goods surplus narrowed to EUR 17.2 billion from EUR 18.6 billion a year ago, while the secondary income gap went up to EUR 2.4 billion from EUR 1.0 billion. Considering 2018 full year, the current account surplus widened to EUR 83.7 billion from EUR 77.2 billion in 2017. Current Account in Netherlands averaged 6935.28 EUR Million from 1982 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 27866.80 EUR Million in the first quarter of 2015 and a record low of -14374.20 EUR Million in the second quarter of 2015.
Current Account in Netherlands is expected to be 26900.00 EUR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Current Account in Netherlands to stand at 24500.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Netherlands Current Account is projected to trend around 19500.00 EUR Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.