Nicaragua’s current account shifted to a USD 194.8 million surplus in the first quarter of 2019 from USD 8.6 million deficit in the same period of the previous year. It was the largest current account surplus on record, as the goods shortfall narrowed to USD 241.6 million from USD 451.8 million a year earlier. Also, the primary income gap fell to USD 68.2 million from USD 112.3 million and the secondary income surplus widened to USD 395.8 million from USD 386.3 million. Meanwhile, the services surplus decreased to USD 108.8 million from USD 172.1 million in the corresponding period of 2018.

Current Account in Nicaragua averaged -211.41 USD Million from 1990 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 194.80 USD Million in the first quarter of 2019 and a record low of -448 USD Million in the fourth quarter of 2007. This page provides - Nicaragua Current Account - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Nicaragua Current Account - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2020.

Current Account in Nicaragua is expected to be 120.00 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 Nicaragua to stand at -300.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Nicaragua Current Account is projected to trend around -340.00 USD Million in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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Nicaragua Current Account

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
194.80 -4.00 194.80 -448.00 1990 - 2019 USD Million Quarterly

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-10-25 11:00 PM Q2 $-73.1M $21.3M $ -150M
2019-01-07 09:00 PM Q3 $191.7M $-10.5M $ -240M
2019-04-05 03:00 PM Q4 $-4.0M $139.9M $ -100M
2019-07-25 03:00 PM Q1 $194.8M $-4.0M $ 65M

Nicaragua 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).