Current account balance (% of GDP) - Country Ranking

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

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

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Macao SAR, China 27.48 2016
2 Papua New Guinea 25.63 2016
3 Gabon 20.70 2005
4 Kiribati 19.76 2016
5 Singapore 19.03 2016
6 Tuvalu 17.77 2013
7 Swaziland 17.19 2016
8 Brunei 15.49 2016
9 Botswana 12.74 2016
10 Thailand 11.85 2016
11 Iran 11.39 2000
12 Switzerland 9.85 2016
13 Libya 9.20 2011
14 Netherlands 8.99 2016
15 Germany 8.35 2016
16 Iceland 7.99 2016
17 Denmark 7.32 2016
18 Korea 6.99 2016
19 Malta 6.61 2016
20 Hungary 6.12 2016
21 Bulgaria 5.39 2016
22 Slovenia 5.23 2016
23 Luxembourg 4.94 2016
24 Congo 4.82 2014
25 Ireland 4.71 2016
26 Hong Kong SAR, China 4.64 2016
27 Sweden 4.47 2016
28 Vietnam 4.01 2016
29 Norway 3.85 2016
30 Japan 3.79 2016
31 Israel 3.74 2016
32 Bahrain 3.37 2014
33 Croatia 2.74 2016
34 Italy 2.71 2016
35 Malaysia 2.33 2016
36 Iraq 2.24 2016
37 Austria 2.12 2016
38 Guinea-Bissau 2.02 2015
39 Russia 1.99 2016
40 Spain 1.92 2016
41 Estonia 1.92 2016
42 China 1.75 2016
43 Uruguay 1.69 2016
44 Paraguay 1.51 2016
45 Guatemala 1.49 2016
46 Ecuador 1.46 2016
47 Latvia 1.37 2016
48 Syrian Arab Republic 1.14 2007
49 Czech Republic 1.10 2016
50 Venezuela 1.02 2014
51 Dominica 0.82 2016
52 Portugal 0.71 2016
53 Nigeria 0.67 2016
54 Kuwait 0.58 2016
55 Bangladesh 0.58 2016
56 Antigua and Barbuda 0.15 2016
57 Belgium 0.10 2016
58 Poland -0.29 2016
59 Philippines -0.31 2016
60 Madagascar -0.38 2016
61 India -0.54 2016
62 Côte d'Ivoire -0.61 2015
63 Nepal -0.79 2016
64 France -0.86 2016
65 Haiti -0.90 2016
66 Jamaica -0.93 2016
67 Greece -1.02 2016
68 Finland -1.07 2016
69 Lithuania -1.15 2016
70 Brazil -1.31 2016
71 Dominican Republic -1.37 2016
72 Slovak Republic -1.44 2016
73 Chile -1.45 2016
74 Fiji -1.65 2015
75 Indonesia -1.80 2016
76 St. Lucia -1.87 2016
77 El Salvador -1.98 2016
78 Mexico -2.19 2016
79 Armenia -2.25 2016
80 Romania -2.34 2016
81 Sri Lanka -2.39 2016
82 United States -2.43 2016
83 Pakistan -2.47 2016
84 New Zealand -2.58 2016
85 Argentina -2.66 2016
86 Australia -2.74 2016
87 Macedonia -2.74 2016
88 Peru -2.76 2016
89 Cabo Verde -2.84 2016
90 Central African Republic -2.90 1994
91 Costa Rica -2.96 2016
92 Suriname -3.10 2016
93 Myanmar -3.18 2016
94 Chad -3.20 1994
95 South Africa -3.21 2016
96 Grenada -3.21 2016
97 Angola -3.22 2016
98 Canada -3.31 2016
99 Belarus -3.54 2016
100 Zimbabwe -3.56 2016
101 Azerbaijan -3.60 2016
102 Ukraine -3.70 2016
103 Honduras -3.71 2016
104 Turkey -3.78 2016
105 Cameroon -3.79 2015
106 Tajikistan -3.81 2016
107 Serbia -3.95 2016
108 Solomon Islands -4.06 2016
109 Dem. Rep. Congo -4.18 2016
110 Moldova -4.23 2016
111 Tanzania -4.24 2016
112 Saudi Arabia -4.26 2016
113 Sudan -4.32 2016
114 Colombia -4.36 2016
115 Mauritius -4.37 2016
116 Morocco -4.37 2016
117 Zambia -4.41 2016
118 Guyana -4.51 2015
119 Mali -4.70 2014
120 Cyprus -4.82 2016
121 Uganda -4.94 2016
122 Bosnia and Herzegovina -5.08 2016
123 Kenya -5.18 2016
124 Barbados -5.38 2013
125 Samoa -5.42 2015
126 Qatar -5.46 2016
127 Bolivia -5.70 2016
128 Panama -5.73 2016
129 United Kingdom -5.95 2016
130 Egypt -6.05 2016
131 Mongolia -6.26 2016
132 Kazakhstan -6.50 2016
133 Ghana -6.63 2016
134 Comoros -7.21 2012
135 Tonga -7.21 2013
136 Lao PDR -7.76 2016
137 Yemen -8.02 2015
138 Burkina Faso -8.06 2014
139 Palau -8.15 2015
140 Lesotho -8.29 2016
141 Nicaragua -8.57 2016
142 Tunisia -8.78 2016
143 Senegal -8.81 2014
144 Cambodia -8.87 2016
145 Benin -8.98 2015
146 Jordan -9.34 2016
147 Belize -9.39 2016
148 Albania -9.63 2016
149 The Bahamas -9.82 2016
150 The Gambia -9.91 2016
151 Kyrgyz Republic -10.13 2016
152 Vanuatu -11.05 2015
153 Malawi -11.14 2015
154 St. Kitts and Nevis -11.25 2016
155 Togo -11.27 2015
156 Ethiopia -11.43 2016
157 Burundi -11.80 2016
158 Trinidad and Tobago -11.86 2016
159 Georgia -12.80 2016
160 Rwanda -14.46 2016
161 Namibia -14.47 2016
162 Eritrea -14.82 2000
163 Mauritania -14.91 2016
164 St. Vincent and the Grenadines -15.85 2016
165 Algeria -16.46 2016
166 Djibouti -17.47 2015
167 São Tomé and Principe -17.93 2016
168 Montenegro -18.01 2016
169 Oman -18.58 2016
170 Afghanistan -19.42 2016
171 Lebanon -19.75 2016
172 Seychelles -20.07 2016
173 Niger -20.58 2015
174 Sierra Leone -23.59 2015
175 Bhutan -27.91 2016
176 Timor-Leste -29.90 2016
177 Guinea -33.47 2016
178 Mozambique -38.05 2016
179 Liberia -42.26 2015
180 Equatorial Guinea -148.00 1996

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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.