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Economy > Balance of payments > Current account > Balances > Current account balance > % of GDP: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Current account balance is the sum of net exports of goods, services, net income, and net current transfers.".

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Brunei 45.59% 2006
2 Kuwait 40.7% 2008
3 Netherlands Antilles 34.39% 1985
4 Trinidad and Tobago 32.86% 2008
5 Iraq 31.36% 2008
6 Azerbaijan 23.66% 2009
7 Gabon 22.88% 2005
8 Singapore 17.9% 2009
9 Malaysia 16.47% 2009
10 Libya 15.04% 2009
11 Norway 13.13% 2009
12 Nigeria 12.52% 2009
13 Suriname 11.64% 2008
14 Latvia 8.72% 2009
15 The Gambia 8.58% 2009
16 Switzerland 8.35% 2009
17 Thailand 8.29% 2009
18 Sweden 7.75% 2009
19 Cote d'Ivoire 7.17% 2009
20 Luxembourg 6.68% 2009
21 Mauritania 6.32% 1998
22 Saudi Arabia 6.17% 2009
23 China 5.96% 2009
24 Philippines 5.31% 2009
25 Algeria 5.18% 1991
26 Germany 4.97% 2009
27 Bolivia 4.69% 2009
28 Estonia 4.68% 2009
29 Netherlands 4.62% 2009
=30 Lithuania 4.01% 2009
=30 Russia 4.01% 2009
32 Israel 3.89% 2009
33 Bangladesh 3.74% 2009
34 Denmark 3.62% 2009
35 Austria 2.89% 2009
36 Finland 2.86% 2009
Non-religious countries average (profile) 2.84% 2009
=37 Argentina 2.81% 2009
=37 Japan 2.81% 2009
39 Bahrain 2.72% 2009
40 Venezuela 2.63% 2009
41 Chile 2.58% 2009
42 Kiribati 2.46% 1994
43 Indonesia 1.99% 2009
Emerging markets average (profile) 1.43% 2009
44 Namibia 1.29% 2009
45 Belgium 0.75% 2009
46 Uruguay 0.68% 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 0.538% 2009
47 Hungary 0.34% 2009
48 Peru 0.19% 2009
49 Laos 0.16% 2009
50 Syria 0.12% 2008
51 Panama -0.01% 2009
52 Nepal -0.08% 2009
53 Samoa -0.12% 2009
Eurozone average (profile) -0.197% 2009
European Union average (profile) -0.42% 2009
54 Faroe Islands -0.44% 2003
55 Ecuador -0.47% 2009
56 Sri Lanka -0.51% 2009
57 Guatemala -0.58% 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) -0.586% 2009
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) -0.615% 2009
58 Oman -0.62% 2009
59 Mexico -0.65% 2009
60 Paraguay -1.05% 2009
Former Soviet republics average (profile) -1.07% 2009
61 Czech Republic -1.13% 2009
NATO countries average (profile) -1.163% 2009
62 United Kingdom -1.24% 2009
63 Slovenia -1.48% 2009
64 Ukraine -1.53% 2009
65 Brazil -1.54% 2009
66 Poland -1.68% 2009
67 El Salvador -1.77% 2009
68 Costa Rica -1.84% 2009
69 France -1.96% 2009
=70 India -2.03% 2009
=70 Lesotho -2.03% 2009
72 Colombia -2.15% 2009
73 Pakistan -2.21% 2009
=74 Iceland -2.23% 2009
=74 Kyrgyzstan -2.23% 2009
76 Turkey -2.27% 2009
Former British colonies average (profile) -2.502% 2006
77 United States -2.68% 2009
78 Uganda -2.81% 2009
79 New Zealand -2.82% 2009
80 Ireland -2.86% 2009
81 Canada -2.87% 2009
82 Central African Republic -2.89% 1994
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) -2.925% 1994
83 Kazakhstan -2.95% 2009
84 Tunisia -3.12% 2009
=85 Italy -3.13% 2009
=85 Honduras -3.13% 2009
87 Zambia -3.18% 2009
88 Chad -3.2% 1994
89 Slovakia -3.21% 2009
90 Guinea-Bissau -3.4% 2008
91 Haiti -3.58% 2009
92 Tajikistan -3.61% 2009
93 Botswana -3.74% 2009
94 South Africa -3.96% 2009
Eastern Europe average (profile) -4.212% 2009
Former French colonies average (profile) -4.347% 1991
95 Romania -4.53% 2009
96 Ghana -4.58% 2009
97 Australia -4.6% 2008
98 Dominican Republic -4.61% 2009
99 Jordan -4.98% 2009
Europe average (profile) -5.099% 2008
100 Cameroon -5.12% 2009
101 Croatia -5.15% 2009
102 Morocco -5.44% 2009
103 Spain -5.5% 2009
104 Serbia and Montenegro -5.61% 2009
105 Kenya -5.65% 2009
106 Zimbabwe -6.17% 1994
107 Vanuatu -6.32% 2007
108 Malta -6.34% 2007
109 Djibouti -6.78% 2009
110 Bosnia and Herzegovina -6.89% 2009
111 Belize -6.96% 2009
Catholic countries average (profile) -6.965% 1996
112 Sudan -7.15% 2009
113 Rwanda -7.48% 2009
114 Malawi -7.53% 2002
115 Togo -7.66% 2008
116 Ethiopia -7.68% 2009
117 Mauritius -7.85% 2009
118 Benin -8.02% 2008
119 Mongolia -8.13% 2009
120 Comoros -8.18% 1995
121 Vietnam -8.26% 2009
122 Fiji -8.37% 2009
=123 Tanzania -8.4% 2009
=123 Barbados -8.4% 2009
125 Papua New Guinea -8.51% 2009
126 Moldova -8.6% 2009
127 Cambodia -8.77% 2009
128 Jamaica -9.33% 2009
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) -9.413% 2009
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) -9.69% 2008
129 Bulgaria -9.75% 2009
130 Guinea -9.83% 2009
131 Sierra Leone -9.93% 2009
132 Cape Verde -9.94% 2009
133 Angola -10.03% 2009
134 Portugal -10.29% 2009
135 Greece -10.89% 2009
136 Madagascar -11% 2005
137 Georgia -11.32% 2009
138 Mozambique -11.96% 2009
139 Niger -12.17% 2008
140 Mali -12.23% 2008
141 Burundi -12.35% 2009
142 Belarus -13.03% 2009
143 Nicaragua -13.7% 2009
144 Swaziland -13.81% 2009
145 Senegal -14.3% 2008
146 Somalia -14.34% 1989
147 Albania -15.6% 2009
148 Armenia -15.72% 2009
149 Eritrea -16.52% 2000
150 Guyana -16.53% 2008
151 Tonga -17.34% 2008
152 Cyprus -17.46% 2008
153 Aruba -17.8% 2002
154 The Bahamas -18.18% 2007
155 Solomon Islands -18.39% 2009
156 Saint Lucia -19.79% 2009
157 Burkina Faso -21.24% 2008
158 Lebanon -21.88% 2009
159 Antigua and Barbuda -23.11% 2009
160 Turkmenistan -23.68% 1997
161 Congo, Republic of the -26.14% 2007
162 Maldives -27.35% 2009
163 Grenada -27.9% 2009
164 Dominica -32.62% 2009
165 Liberia -33.23% 2009
166 Saint Kitts and Nevis -33.92% 2009
167 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines -34% 2009
168 Seychelles -37.18% 2009
169 Sao Tome and Principe -40.86% 2009
170 Equatorial Guinea -132.8% 1996

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Balance of payments > Current account > Balances > Current account balance > % of GDP. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", International Monetary Fund, Balance of Payments Statistics Yearbook and data files, and World Bank and OECD GDP estimates. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Balance-of-payments/Current-account/Balances/Current-account-balance/%-of-GDP

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