Current account balance (% of GDP)

Definition: Current account balance is the sum of net exports of goods and services, net primary income, and net secondary income.

Description: The map below shows how Current account balance (% of GDP) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Timor-Leste, with a value of 78.06. The country with the lowest value in the world is Equatorial Guinea, with a value of -148.00.

Source: International Monetary Fund, Balance of Payments Statistics Yearbook and data files, and World Bank and OECD GDP estimates.

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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Periodicity: Annual

General Comments: Note: Data are based on the sixth edition of the IMF's Balance of Payments Manual (BPM6) and are only available from 2005 onwards.