Current account balance (% of GDP) - Middle East
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 in the Middle East. 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 region is Kuwait, with a value of 17.10. The country with the lowest value in the region is Lebanon, with a value of -21.97.
Source: International Monetary Fund, Balance of Payments Statistics Yearbook and data files, and World Bank and OECD GDP estimates.
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.