Swaziland recorded a Current Account surplus of 0.40 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2018.

Current Account to GDP in Swaziland averaged -2.25 percent from 1974 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 17.87 percent in 1975 and a record low of -28.95 percent in 1979. This page provides the latest reported value for - Swaziland Current Account to GDP - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Swaziland Current Account to GDP - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on August of 2020.

Current Account to GDP in Swaziland is expected to reach 3.00 percent by the end of 2020, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Swaziland Current Account to GDP is projected to trend around 4.10 percent in 2021 and 3.70 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Swaziland Current Account to GDP

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.40 -1.30 17.87 -28.95 1974 - 2018 percent Yearly

Swaziland Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 432.70 593.80 1898.20 -1074.80 SZL Million [+]
Current Account -311.30 2045.20 3612.90 -3454.50 SZL Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 0.40 -1.30 17.87 -28.95 percent [+]
Exports 6519.80 6206.70 8011.20 1499.90 SZL Million [+]
Imports 6087.10 5612.90 52487.00 1665.80 SZL Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment -781.30 -73.40 776.60 -2435.60 SZL Million [+]
External Debt 6968.00 7058.00 7058.00 2542.70 SZL Million [+]
Terrorism Index 0.00 0.00 2.24 0.00 [+]


Swaziland 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.