The United States recorded a Current Account deficit of 2.40 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2017. Current Account to GDP in the United States averaged -2.64 percent from 1980 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 0.20 percent in 1981 and a record low of -6 percent in 2006.

Current Account to GDP in the United States is expected to be -2.30 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United States Current Account to GDP is projected to trend around -2.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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United States Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -54019.00 -53309.00 1946.00 -67823.00 USD Million [+]
Exports 212565.00 209445.00 214668.00 772.00 USD Million [+]
Imports 266584.00 262754.00 266584.00 577.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account -101460.00 -121710.00 9957.00 -215769.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.40 -2.40 0.20 -6.00 percent [+]
External Debt 19306582.00 19180854.00 19306582.00 6570168.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 106.98 98.39 168.28 91.82 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -29140.00 108136.00 272938.00 -193364.00 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 47253.00 45701.00 48155.00 -9988.00 USD Million [+]
Net Long Term Tic Flows 30808.00 131679.00 157830.00 -72882.00 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 8133.46 8134.00 8149.05 8133.46 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 11346.00 10964.00 11346.00 3971.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 5.43 4.88 7.39 3.70 [+]
Tourism Revenues 21283.00 21375.00 21429.00 6496.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 6734056.00 6907642.00 8364941.00 2094287.00 [+]
Weapons Sales 12394.00 10304.00 16071.00 1769.00 USD Million [+]

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United States 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. This page provides - United States Current Account to GDP - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Current Account to GDP - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-2.40 -2.40 0.20 -6.00 1980 - 2017 percent Yearly




Country Last
Singapore 19.50 Dec/17
Netherlands 10.20 Dec/17
Switzerland 9.80 Dec/17
Germany 8.00 Dec/17
South Korea 5.60 Dec/17
Japan 4.02 Dec/17
Euro Area 3.50 Dec/17
Italy 2.80 Dec/17
Russia 2.20 Dec/17
Saudi Arabia 2.20 Dec/17
Spain 1.90 Dec/17
China 1.30 Dec/17
Brazil -0.48 Dec/17
France -0.80 Dec/17
Mexico -1.60 Dec/17
Indonesia -1.70 Dec/17
India -1.90 Dec/17
United States -2.40 Dec/17
South Africa -2.50 Dec/17
Canada -3.00 Dec/17
Australia -3.10 Dec/17
United Kingdom -4.10 Dec/17
Argentina -4.80 Dec/17
Turkey -5.50 Dec/17


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