The Dutch current account surplus widened to EUR 16.8 billion in the second quarter of 2018 from EUR 13.4 billion in the same period of the previous year. The goods surplus increased to EUR 16.5 billion from EUR 15.7 billion a year earlier and the services surplus rose to EUR 3.9 billion from EUR 2.7 billion. In addition, the primary income deficit fell to EUR 2.5 billion from EUR 4.2 billion a year ago, while the secondary income gap went up to EUR 1.1 billion from EUR 0.9 billion. Considering the first half of the year, the current account surplus widened to EUR 36.9 billion from EUR 34.8 billion. Current Account in Netherlands averaged 6712.98 EUR Million from 1982 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 27870.20 EUR Million in the first quarter of 2015 and a record low of -14371.20 EUR Million in the second quarter of 2015.
Current Account in Netherlands is expected to be 19100.00 EUR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Current Account in Netherlands to stand at 19500.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Netherlands Current Account is projected to trend around 25100.00 EUR Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.