The United States recorded a Current Account deficit of 2.40 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2018. Current Account to GDP in the United States averaged -2.64 percent from 1980 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 0.20 percent in 1981 and a record low of -6 percent in 2006. source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Current Account to GDP in the United States is expected to be -2.10 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United States Current Account to GDP is projected to trend around -2.40 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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United States Current Account to GDP

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-2.40 -2.30 0.20 -6.00 1980 - 2018 percent Yearly


United States 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.

United States Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -43086.00 -46939.00 1946.00 -67823.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account -124094.00 -125210.00 9957.00 -215769.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.40 -2.30 0.20 -6.00 percent [+]
Imports 251716.00 254205.00 266816.00 577.00 USD Million [+]
Exports 208630.00 207266.00 213341.00 772.00 USD Million [+]
External Debt 20421273.00 20263768.00 20421273.00 6570168.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 106.33 106.25 168.28 91.82 points [+]
Capital Flows 73136.00 -62034.00 272938.00 -194622.00 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 50582.00 51113.00 55831.00 -9988.00 USD Million [+]
Net Long Term Tic Flows 22871.00 31484.00 157830.00 -72882.00 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 8133.46 8133.46 8149.05 8133.46 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 12655.00 12463.00 12655.00 3971.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 5.69 6.07 7.39 3.70 [+]
Tourism Revenues 20901.00 20837.00 21793.00 6496.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 6712574.00 8115682.00 8418370.00 2094287.00 [+]
Weapons Sales 10508.00 12485.00 15725.00 1742.00 USD Million [+]
Goods Trade Balance -62988.00 -66693.00 1492.20 -79790.00 USD Million [+]