* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Current account balance forecast, percent of GDP, 2023:

The average for 2023 based on 183 countries was -1.38 percent. The highest value was in Kuwait: 32.78 percent and the lowest value was in Palau: -40.8 percent. The indicator is available from 1980 to 2028. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: International Monetary Fund
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Countries Current account forecast, 2023 Global rank Available data
Kuwait 32.78 1 1981 - 2028
Macao 30.19 2 2002 - 2028
Djibouti 23.52 3 1991 - 2028
Guyana 20.18 4 1980 - 2028
Singapore 19.77 5 1980 - 2028
Brunei 19.01 6 1985 - 2028
Qatar 18.73 7 1980 - 2028
Norway 17.73 8 1980 - 2028
Andorra 17.3 9 2019 - 2028
Papua N.G. 16.6 10 1980 - 2028
Libya 15.69 11 1980 - 2028
Taiwan 13.08 12 1984 - 2028
Denmark 10.9 13 1980 - 2028
Kiribati 10.25 14 1980 - 2028
Netherlands 10.17 15 1980 - 2028
Azerbaijan 9.91 16 1992 - 2028
Ireland 9.87 17 1980 - 2028
Hong Kong 9.4 18 1980 - 2028
UA Emirates 9.28 19 1980 - 2028
Tr.&Tobago 9.14 20 1980 - 2028
Switzerland 7.64 21 1980 - 2028
Luxembourg 7.45 22 1995 - 2028
Germany 6.8 23 1980 - 2028
Bahrain 6.34 24 1980 - 2028
Sweden 6.22 25 1980 - 2028
Vietnam 5.12 26 1980 - 2028
Turkmenistan 4.75 27 1996 - 2028
Israel 4.7 28 1980 - 2028
Aruba 4.61 29 1999 - 2028
Nicaragua 4.54 30 1980 - 2028
Slovenia 4.48 31 1992 - 2028
Iran 4.4 32 1980 - 2028
Gabon 4.17 33 1980 - 2028
San Marino 4.05 34 2017 - 2028
Saudi Arabia 3.94 35 1980 - 2028
Japan 3.44 36 1980 - 2028
Venezuela 3.41 37 1980 - 2025
Micronesia 3.33 38 1995 - 2028
R. of Congo 3.23 39 1980 - 2028
Angola 3.07 40 1980 - 2028
Guatemala 2.88 41 1980 - 2028
Tuvalu 2.69 42 2001 - 2028
Spain 2.6 43 1980 - 2028
Iraq 2.59 44 2001 - 2028
Lithuania 2.56 45 1995 - 2028
Russia 2.53 46 1992 - 2028
Suriname 2.38 47 1980 - 2028
Swaziland 2.19 48 1980 - 2028
Algeria 2.16 49 1980 - 2028
South Korea 2.07 50 1980 - 2028
Panama 2.02 51 1980 - 2028
Malta 1.91 52 1995 - 2028
Austria 1.82 53 1980 - 2028
Oman 1.79 54 1980 - 2028
Poland 1.58 55 1980 - 2028
China 1.5 56 1997 - 2028
Jamaica 1.49 57 1980 - 2028
Portugal 1.37 58 1980 - 2028
Cambodia 1.32 59 1992 - 2028
Thailand 1.28 60 1980 - 2028
Croatia 1.24 61 1992 - 2028
Mongolia 1.23 62 1991 - 2028
Australia 1.22 63 1980 - 2028
Czechia 1.22 64 1995 - 2028
Ecuador 1.21 65 1980 - 2028
Malaysia 1.2 66 1980 - 2028
Iceland 0.97 67 1980 - 2028
North Macedonia 0.7 68 1992 - 2028
Peru 0.63 69 1980 - 2028
Zimbabwe 0.42 70 1990 - 2028
Nigeria 0.32 71 1990 - 2028
Bulgaria 0.29 72 1980 - 2028
Hungary 0.26 73 1980 - 2028
Paraguay 0.24 74 1980 - 2028
Italy 0.16 75 1980 - 2028
Belgium -0.1 76 1980 - 2028
Indonesia -0.11 77 1980 - 2028
Belarus -0.12 78 1992 - 2028
Laos -0.26 79 1980 - 2028
Mexico -0.32 80 1980 - 2028
Botswana -0.36 81 1980 - 2028
Canada -0.61 82 1980 - 2028
Pakistan -0.66 83 1980 - 2028
Tajikistan -0.74 84 1992 - 2028
Bangladesh -0.75 85 1980 - 2028
France -0.75 86 1980 - 2028
Finland -1.02 87 1980 - 2028
Egypt -1.2 88 1980 - 2028
India -1.21 89 1980 - 2028
Brazil -1.32 90 1980 - 2028
Eq. Guinea -1.34 91 1987 - 2028
Nepal -1.36 92 1980 - 2028
El Salvador -1.37 93 1980 - 2028
Costa Rica -1.42 94 1980 - 2028
Morocco -1.48 95 1980 - 2028
South Africa -1.62 96 1980 - 2028
Estonia -1.66 97 1993 - 2028
Ghana -1.66 98 1980 - 2028
Zambia -1.78 99 1980 - 2028
Armenia -1.94 100 1992 - 2028
Slovakia -2.07 101 1993 - 2028
UK -2.2 102 1980 - 2028
Chad -2.47 103 1980 - 2028
Tunisia -2.55 104 1980 - 2028
Philippines -2.57 105 1980 - 2028
Serbia -2.58 106 2000 - 2028
Colombia -2.67 107 1980 - 2028
Cameroon -2.83 108 1980 - 2028
Lesotho -2.86 109 1980 - 2028
Ethiopia -2.9 110 1980 - 2028
Belize -2.93 111 1980 - 2028
USA -2.97 112 1980 - 2028
Haiti -3.17 113 1980 - 2028
Togo -3.37 114 1980 - 2028
Argentina -3.47 115 1980 - 2028
Chile -3.55 116 1980 - 2028
Albania -3.71 117 1980 - 2028
Kazakhstan -3.76 118 1992 - 2028
Domin. Rep. -3.92 119 1980 - 2028
Uruguay -3.92 120 2012 - 2028
Kenya -3.94 121 1980 - 2028
Honduras -3.99 122 1980 - 2028
Sierra Leone -4 123 1980 - 2028
Latvia -4.01 124 1992 - 2028
Gambia -4.06 125 1980 - 2028
Turkey -4.07 126 1980 - 2028
Bosnia & Herz. -4.34 127 1998 - 2028
Georgia -4.34 128 1995 - 2028
Madagascar -4.48 129 1980 - 2028
Fiji -4.65 130 1980 - 2028
Vanuatu -4.69 131 1980 - 2028
Samoa -4.8 132 1980 - 2028
Uzbekistan -4.94 133 1992 - 2028
Bolivia -5.05 134 1980 - 2028
Cape Verde -5.29 135 1980 - 2028
Tanzania -5.3 136 1980 - 2028
DR Congo -5.39 137 1980 - 2028
Sudan -5.4 138 1980 - 2028
Ukraine -5.5 139 1992 - 2028
Benin -5.58 140 1980 - 2028
Mauritius -5.87 141 1980 - 2028
Comoros -6.02 142 1980 - 2028
Ivory Coast -6.04 143 1980 - 2028
Burma -6.15 144 1998 - 2028
Saint Lucia -6.66 145 2014 - 2028
Tonga -6.75 146 1980 - 2028
New Zealand -6.86 147 1980 - 2028
Greece -6.94 148 1980 - 2028
Malawi -6.94 149 1980 - 2028
Jordan -7.02 150 1980 - 2028
Romania -7.1 151 1980 - 2028
Seychelles -7.32 152 1980 - 2028
Bahamas -7.46 153 1980 - 2028
Uganda -7.66 154 1980 - 2028
Burkina Faso -7.88 155 1980 - 2028
Barbados -8.14 156 1980 - 2028
Guinea -8.66 157 1980 - 2028
Mali -8.97 158 1980 - 2028
C.A. Republic -9.02 159 1980 - 2028
Cyprus -9.29 160 1980 - 2028
G.-Bissau -9.39 161 1980 - 2028
Somalia -9.58 162 2013 - 2028
Solomon Isl. -9.77 163 1980 - 2028
Namibia -10.91 164 1990 - 2028
Mozambique -10.99 165 1980 - 2028
Mauritania -11.23 166 1990 - 2028
Montenegro -11.42 167 2001 - 2028
Rwanda -11.73 168 1980 - 2028
Moldova -12.78 169 1992 - 2028
Niger -12.81 170 1980 - 2028
S.T.&Principe -12.87 171 1980 - 2028
Burundi -13.33 172 1980 - 2028
Ant.& Barb. -13.51 173 2014 - 2028
Grenada -14.94 174 2014 - 2028
Senegal -15.15 175 1980 - 2028
St. Vincent & ... -17.61 176 2014 - 2028
Yemen -19.11 177 1990 - 2028
Maldives -22.82 178 1980 - 2028
Dominica -26.23 179 2000 - 2028
Liberia -26.51 180 2000 - 2028
Kyrgyzstan -30.44 181 1992 - 2028
Bhutan -34.54 182 1980 - 2028
Palau -40.8 183 2000 - 2028



Definition: The current account is all transactions other than those in financial and capital items. The major classifications are goods and services, income and current transfers. The series includes actual historical values for past years and forecast values for the current and the next few years.

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30.19
23.52
20.18
19.77
19.01
18.73
17.73
17.30
16.60
15.69
13.08
10.90
10.25
10.17
9.91
9.87
9.40
9.28
9.14
7.64
7.45
6.80
6.34
6.22
5.12
4.75
4.70
4.61
4.54
4.48
4.40
4.17
4.05
3.94
3.44
3.41
3.33
3.23
3.07
2.88
2.69
2.60
2.59
2.56
2.53
2.38
2.19
2.16
2.07
2.02
1.91
1.82
1.79
1.58
1.50
1.49
1.37
1.32
1.28
1.24
1.23
1.22
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1.21
1.20
0.97
0.70
0.63
0.42
0.32
0.29
0.26
0.24
0.16
-0.10
-0.11
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-0.32
-0.36
-0.61
-0.66
-0.74
-0.75
-0.75
-1.02
-1.20
-1.21
-1.32
-1.34
-1.36
-1.37
-1.42
-1.48
-1.62
-1.66
-1.66
-1.78
-1.94
-2.07
-2.20
-2.47
-2.55
-2.57
-2.58
-2.67
-2.83
-2.86
-2.90
-2.93
-2.97
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-3.37
-3.47
-3.55
-3.71
-3.76
-3.92
-3.92
-3.94
-3.99
-4.00
-4.01
-4.06
-4.07
-4.34
-4.34
-4.48
-4.65
-4.69
-4.80
-4.94
-5.05
-5.29
-5.30
-5.39
-5.40
-5.50
-5.58
-5.87
-6.02
-6.04
-6.15
-6.66
-6.75
-6.86
-6.94
-6.94
-7.02
-7.10
-7.32
-7.46
-7.66
-7.88
-8.14
-8.66
-8.97
-9.02
-9.29
-9.39
-9.58
-9.77
-10.91
-10.99
-11.23
-11.42
-11.73
-12.78
-12.81
-12.87
-13.33
-13.51
-14.94
-15.15
-17.61
-19.11
-22.82
-26.23
-26.51
-30.44
-34.54
-40.80
-40.8
-22.4
-4
14.4
32.78


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