Nepal recorded a Current Account deficit of 8.20 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2018. Current Account to GDP in Nepal averaged 2.23 percent from 2000 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 6.20 percent in 2016 and a record low of -8.20 percent in 2018.

Current Account to GDP in Nepal is expected to be -9.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Nepal Current Account to GDP is projected to trend around -6.60 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Nepal Current Account to GDP

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-8.20 -0.40 6.20 -8.20 2000 - 2018 percent Yearly


Nepal 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.

Nepal Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -103928.80 -107692.80 -3913.30 -132194.70 Million NPR [+]
Current Account -265365.90 -204431.60 86636.00 -265365.90 Million Rupees [+]
Current Account to GDP -8.20 -0.40 6.20 -8.20 percent [+]
Exports 8598.10 8145.60 9045.90 2831.60 Million NPR [+]
Imports 112526.80 115838.30 141240.60 8000.30 Million NPR [+]
Gold Reserves 6.43 6.43 6.50 0.00 Tonnes [+]
Terms Of Trade 101.50 101.30 163.90 99.90 points [+]
Terrorism Index 5.09 5.30 6.86 4.39 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 17512.80 13503.90 17512.80 -469.70 NPR Million [+]