|Rank||Country||Current Account Balance (US$)|
|18||United Arab Emirates||26,320,000,000|
|32||Trinidad and Tobago||5,058,000,000|
|42||Congo, Republic of the||1,849,000,000|
|48||British Virgin Islands||362,600,000|
|68||Sao Tome and Principe||-77,500,000|
|74||Saint Kitts and Nevis||-133,800,000|
|84||Saint Vincent and the Grenadines||-221,600,000|
|87||Central African Republic||-234,400,000|
|90||Antigua and Barbuda||-268,300,000|
|98||Congo, Democratic Republic of the||-419,000,000|
|132||Bosnia and Herzegovina||-1,583,000,000|
|163||Papua New Guinea||-4,818,000,000|
Definition: This entry records a country's net trade in goods and services, plus net earnings from rents, interest, profits, and dividends, and net transfer payments (such as pension funds and worker remittances) to and from the rest of the world during the period specified. These figures are calculated on an exchange rate basis, i.e., not in purchasing power parity (PPP) terms.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Current Account Balance map
Trade balances improve, but borrower countries more indebted now
Live Mint - 9/30/2014 6:40:25 PM
The world’s trade imbalances have improved over the past ... the financial crisis and the Great Recession that followed. High savings of some current account surplus countries such as China led to lower interest rates, which, in turn, allowed high ...
IMF:Global Current Acct Imbalances Narrow Substantially v 2006
MNI - 9/30/2014 8:53:27 AM
Core European countries with current account surpluses, however ... On the surplus side, China cut its balance to 0.25% of the world GDP in 2013, down from 0.46% in 2006. Major factors behind the decline "were sharply higher investment, expansionary ...
Belarus economy forecast to expand by 9.5% in 2014
Live-PR - 9/30/2014 2:05:25 AM
With balance of payments data from the period at the height of the potash crisis yet to be released, we could see a significant deterioration in the country´s current account deficit, sparking another currency devaluation and a period of hyperinflation.
Half the world's wildlife gone over last 40 years
CBS News - 9/30/2014 5:54:29 AM
Indeed, it would take the equivalent of 1.5 Earths of biocapacity to meet our current demands ... show the Footprint resuming an upward trend. Just two countries account for a third of the the world's total Ecological Footprint: China, at 19 percent ...
Rich countries risk ‘permanently weak’ demand: IMF
CNBC - 9/30/2014 12:49:40 PM
Current account surpluses in core European countries have instead remained large, while current account balances have deteriorated in some ... changes in market sentiment or to sudden increases in world interest rates. Terrones advised governments to ...
Japan's Current Account Falls into Deficit
Wall Street Journal - 8/7/2014 9:46:09 PM
TOKYO—Japan's current account balance fell into a deficit for the first time in five ... The deficit in the current account, the broadest measure of Japan's trade with the rest of the world, stood at ¥399.1 billion ($3.91 billion) in June before ...
Circle launches Bitcoin wallet for the average Joe — anywhere in the world
VentureBeat - 9/29/2014 4:58:24 AM
Because Circle is now available to anyone in the world, the company is adding support for six new languages along with English and will continue to add more. “We’re also auto-detecting what country ... which users’ account balances are now 100 ...
Countries with the largest current account balance
Mongabay - 1/24/2010 11:57:35 PM
This entry records a country's net trade in goods and services, plus net earnings from rents, interest, profits, and dividends, and net transfer payments (such as pension funds and worker remittances) to and from the rest of the world during the period ...
Exploring The Current Account In The Balance Of Payments
Investopedia - 6/14/2013 12:45:07 PM
The balance of the current account tells us if a country has a deficit or ... A surplus is indicative of an economy that is a net creditor to the rest of the world. It shows how much a country is saving as opposed to investing. What this means is that ...
Germany assures Brussels its current account balance will shrink
Business Recorder - 4/15/2014 5:49:07 PM
BERLIN: Germany reassured Brussels on Tuesday its current account surplus, the world's largest, would shrink in coming ... Under EU rules if such imbalances are considered excessive, a country has to take action or risk a fine. Germany's very high current ...
Who Will Run the World’s Deficits?
PROJECT SYNDICATE - 11/6/2013 11:57:50 PM
SINGAPORE – These days everyone seems to want to run a current-account surplus ... the ability of other major deficit countries, like Brazil and India, to absorb capital flows is reaching its limit. Since the world is a closed system, this raises ...
No recession for Russian economy in 2014, says World Bank study
RUSSIA BEYOND THE HEADLINES - 9/29/2014 12:15:04 PM
The World Bank ... high prevailing account balance, as well as the capital flow. Now things are reversed. A significant outflow of capital is being observed and Korishenko is convinced that the trade balance does not improve the current picture.
World Economic Outlook
International Monetary Fund - 4/8/2003 11:53:06 PM
The World Economic Outlook presents the IMF staff's ... 1.6 Selected Western Hemisphere Countries: Real GDP, Consumer Prices, and Current Account Balance 1.7 Selected Asian Countries: Real GDP, Consumer Prices, and Current Account Balance 1.8 European ...
The World's Most Competitive Countries
Forbes - 5/30/2013 1:38:42 PM
For the past 25 years, IMD, the international business school in Lausanne, Switzerland, has issued a list of the countries it says are the world’s most competitive ... Some 13.4% of GDP is the current account surplus, one of the highest in the world.
Kuwait fiscal, external current accounts show large surpluses
Kuwait Times - 9/30/2014 6:26:06 PM
The fiscal and external current accounts continue to show large surpluses supported ... The breakeven oil price-the price needed to balance the budget at current expenditure levels-has risen over the past few years and is estimated at $75 in 2014/15 ...