India's current account deficit widened sharply to USD 19.1 billion, or 2.9 percent of GDP, in July-September 2018-19 from USD 6.9 billion, or 1.1 percent of GDP, in the same period of the previous fiscal year. The goods deficit increased to USD 50.0 billion from USD 32.5 billion a year earlier and the primary income gap edged up to USD 8.7 billion from USD 8.6 billion. On the other hand, the services surplus rose to USD 20.2 billion from USD 18.4 billion a year ago and the secondary income surplus advanced to USD 19.4 billion from USD 15.7 billion. Current Account in India averaged -2054.58 USD Million from 1949 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 7360 USD Million in the first quarter of 2004 and a record low of -31857.18 USD Million in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Current Account in India is expected to be -18000.00 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Current Account in India to stand at -12000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the India Current Account is projected to trend around -14600.00 USD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-03-19 12:00 PM Current Account $-13.5B $-7.2B $ -13.1B
2018-06-13 12:00 PM Current Account $-13.0B $-13.5B $ -12B
2018-09-07 12:00 PM Current Account $-15.8B $-13.0B $ -15B
2018-12-07 12:00 PM Current Account $-19.1B $-15.8B $ -17B
2019-03-19 12:00 PM Current Account $-19.1B $ -18B
2019-06-13 12:00 PM Current Account $ -13B
2019-09-07 12:00 PM Current Account $ -15B


India Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -17130.00 -13980.00 258.90 -20210.90 USD Million [+]
Exports 26980.00 27950.00 30541.44 59.01 USD Million [+]
Imports 44110.00 41930.00 45281.90 117.40 USD Million [+]
Current Account -19100.00 -15807.13 7360.00 -31857.18 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -1.90 -0.60 2.30 -4.80 percent [+]
External Debt 514395.00 529673.00 529673.00 96392.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 73.30 71.10 100.00 57.90 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -21.31 17.43 766.97 -271.47 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1898.00 1981.00 8579.00 -1336.00 USD Million [+]
Remittances 14468.42 12638.86 14468.42 5999.10 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 881763.00 719121.00 1176000.00 129286.00 [+]
Gold Reserves 573.10 560.30 573.10 357.75 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 701.00 697.00 813.00 526.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 7.53 7.48 8.09 7.22 [+]
Weapons Sales 56.00 42.00 56.00 0.00 USD Million [+]

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India 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 - India Current Account - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. India Current Account - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-19100.00 -15807.13 7360.00 -31857.18 1949 - 2018 USD Million Quarterly
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Argentina -8292.00 Jun/18
Australia -10688.00 Sep/18
Brazil 329.00 Oct/18
Canada -10343.00 Sep/18
China 160.00 Sep/18
Euro Area 24.07 Sep/18
France -684.00 Oct/18
Germany 15900.00 Oct/18
India -19100.00 Sep/18
Indonesia -8846.10 Sep/18
Italy 3154.00 Sep/18
Japan 1309.90 Oct/18
Mexico -5081.50 Sep/18
Netherlands 16769.50 Jun/18
Russia 26400.00 Sep/18
Saudi Arabia 19181.00 Jun/18
Singapore 23400.20 Sep/18
South Africa -176577.00 Sep/18
South Korea 9190.00 Oct/18
Spain 899.00 Sep/18
Switzerland 22143.83 Jun/18
Turkey 2770.00 Oct/18
United Kingdom -20317.00 Jun/18
United States -101460.00 Jun/18


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