Australia’s current account deficit narrowed sharply to AUD 2.90 billion in the first quarter of 2019 from a downwardly revised AUD 6.33 billion in the previous quarter and compared with market expectations of a AUD 2.5 billion shortfall. It was the smallest current account deficit since the second quarter of 1997, as the goods and services surplus increased to AUD 13.59 billion from AUD 8.84 billion in the last quarter of 2018. Meantime, the primary income gap widened to AUD 15.98 billion from AUD 14.79 billion in previous period and the secondary income gap rose to UD 0.51 billion from AUS 0.37 billion. Current Account in Australia averaged -5453.99 AUD Million from 1959 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 277 AUD Million in the fourth quarter of 1972 and a record low of -22471 AUD Million in the fourth quarter of 2015.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-04 01:30 AM Current Account Q2 A$-13.5B A$-11.7B A$-11.5B A$ -10.7B
2018-12-04 12:30 AM Current Account Q3 A$-10.7B A$-12.0B A$-10.2B A$ -13.2B
2019-03-05 12:30 AM Current Account Q4 A$-7.2B A$-10.8B A$-9.2B A$ -10B
2019-06-04 01:30 AM Current Account Q1 A$-2.9B A$-6.3B A$-2.5B A$-3.2B
2019-09-04 01:30 AM Current Account Q2 A$-2.9B A$-12.9B
2019-12-04 12:30 AM Current Account Q3 A$-13B


Australia Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 8036.00 6173.00 8036.00 -4268.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account -2900.00 -6325.00 277.00 -22471.00 AUD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -1.50 -3.40 2.30 -7.30 percent [+]
Imports 34342.00 35629.00 35955.00 393.00 AUD Million [+]
Exports 42378.00 41802.00 42378.00 435.00 AUD Million [+]
External Debt 2095650.00 2084046.00 2095650.00 147312.00 AUD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 100.20 97.40 106.40 47.50 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 80891.00 55183.00 80891.00 -37051.00 AUD Million [+]
Capital Flows 812.00 8520.00 25377.00 -375.00 AUD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 660300.00 668300.00 1057900.00 30100.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 68.70 68.70 79.85 68.70 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 353.00 319.00 781.00 238.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 2.83 3.09 3.11 0.01 [+]
Weapons Sales 38.00 98.00 158.00 2.00 USD Million [+]

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Australia Current Account

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 - Australia Current Account - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Australia Current Account - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-2900.00 -6325.00 277.00 -22471.00 1959 - 2019 AUD Million Quarterly




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Switzerland 17215.95 Mar/19
Turkey -548.00 Jun/19
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