List of countries by current account balance as a percentage of GDP

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Quartile representation of current account balance as percent GDP by IMF WEO data
Quartile representation of current account balance as percent GDP by CIA World factbook data

This article includes a list of countries of the world sorted by current account balance as a percentage of gross domestic product (nominal GDP).

Negative percentages mean that the country is in debt.

The first list includes 2013 data for members of the International Monetary Fund. The UN World Bank sites the IMF as the source for their data on Current Account Balance, and so is not included separately on this page. The second list includes only countries for which the CIA World Factbook lists 2013 estimates for both Current Account Balance and GDP.


List of countries by current account balance as a percentage of GDP[edit]

The IMF data are estimates updated for the October 2014 report, derived from 2013 data. The World Factbook data is as of June 16, 2014.

   
IMF World Economic Outlook[1]
Country Current account balance
(% of GDP)
 Mozambique -39.51%
 Liberia -34.74%
 Papua New Guinea -30.82%
 Mauritania -30.11%
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines -29.19%
 Laos -27.68%
 Mongolia -27.68%
 Kiribati -27.41%
 Zimbabwe -27.36%
 Grenada -27.10%
 Djibouti -23.77%
 Bhutan -22.12%
 Guinea -21.13%
 Maldives -20.84%
 Fiji -20.71%
 Burundi -20.67%
 São Tomé and Príncipe -19.91%
 The Bahamas -19.44%
 Niger -17.02%
 Seychelles -16.88%
 Dominica -16.63%
 Kyrgyz Republic -14.82%
 Montenegro -14.59%
 Benin -14.48%
 Antigua and Barbuda -14.11%
 Tanzania -13.79%
 Lebanon -12.88%
 Guyana -12.85%
 Equatorial Guinea -12.10%
 Ghana -11.93%
 Panama -11.87%
 Nicaragua -11.37%
 Jamaica -11.05%
 Barbados -10.42%
 Sierra Leone -10.41%
 Senegal -10.41%
 Albania -10.37%
 Democratic Republic of the Congo -10.16%
 Belarus -10.15%
 Mauritius -9.87%
 Jordan -9.76%
 Chad -9.45%
 Marshall Islands -9.36%
 The Gambia -9.29%
 Ukraine -9.16%
 Saint Kitts and Nevis -9.03%
 Honduras -8.95%
 Saint Lucia -8.79%
 Kenya -8.71%
 Sudan -8.65%
 Uganda -8.55%
 Cambodia -8.51%
 Togo -8.46%
 Tunisia -8.43%
 Solomon Islands -8.40%
 Armenia -8.05%
 Turkey -7.94%
 Morocco -7.58%
 Micronesia -7.08%
 Rwanda -7.07%
 Burkina Faso -7.05%
 Haiti -6.73%
 El Salvador -6.55%
 Serbia -6.54%
 Palau -6.53%
 Comoros -6.52%
 Kosovo -6.36%
 Ethiopia -6.05%
 Georgia -5.90%
 South Africa -5.82%
 Uruguay -5.64%
 Central African Republic -5.45%
 Myanmar -5.44%
 Bosnia and Herzegovina -5.44%
 Madagascar -5.39%
 Mali -5.27%
 Namibia -5.13%
 Costa Rica -5.08%
 Moldova -4.83%
 Guinea-Bissau -4.63%
 Vanuatu -4.52%
 United Kingdom -4.51%
 Peru -4.51%
 Belize -4.46%
 Tonga -4.40%
 Dominican Republic -4.03%
 Cabo Verde -3.96%
 Suriname -3.93%
 Sri Lanka -3.91%
 Cameroon -3.67%
 Brazil -3.61%
 Chile -3.42%
 Republic of the Congo -3.40%
 New Zealand -3.38%
 Indonesia -3.34%
 Australia -3.31%
 Colombia -3.28%
 Canada -3.21%
 Yemen -3.07%
 Turkmenistan -2.92%
 Malawi -2.81%
 Egypt -2.74%
 Guatemala -2.72%
 United States -2.39%
 Côte d'Ivoire -2.10%
 Mexico -2.05%
 Samoa -1.97%
 Macedonia -1.91%
 Belgium -1.90%
 Cyprus -1.88%
 India -1.73%
 Czech Republic -1.44%
 Estonia -1.39%
 Tajikistan -1.39%
 Poland -1.37%
 Ecuador -1.31%
 France -1.31%
 Lesotho -1.20%
 Pakistan -1.07%
 Romania -1.07%
 Finland -0.92%
 Latvia -0.82%
 Argentina -0.81%
 Iraq -0.76%
 Thailand -0.63%
 Kazakhstan -0.05%
 Uzbekistan 0.11%
 Eritrea 0.35%
 Algeria 0.36%
 Portugal 0.53%
 Japan 0.69%
 Zambia 0.72%
 Greece 0.73%
 Spain 0.78%
 Croatia 0.88%
 Malta 0.90%
 Italy 0.99%
 Bangladesh 1.22%
 Lithuania 1.46%
 Russia 1.56%
 Hong Kong 1.86%
 Bulgaria 1.88%
 China 1.93%
 Israel 2.05%
 Paraguay 2.14%
 Slovakia 2.15%
 Austria 2.70%
 Hungary 2.95%
 Bolivia 3.28%
   Nepal 3.30%
 Philippines 3.46%
 Iceland 3.92%
 Malaysia 3.94%
 Nigeria 3.97%
 South Sudan 4.00%
 Afghanistan 4.30%
 Ireland 4.37%
 Venezuela 5.02%
 Luxembourg 5.19%
 Swaziland 5.29%
 Angola 5.49%
 Vietnam 5.55%
 South Korea 6.12%
 Sweden 6.18%
 Slovenia 6.77%
 Germany 7.01%
 Denmark 7.30%
 Iran 7.47%
 Bahrain 7.81%
 Netherlands 10.20%
 Botswana 10.38%
 Norway 11.20%
 Taiwan 11.73%
 Trinidad and Tobago 11.84%
 Oman 11.91%
 Gabon 12.12%
 Libya 13.58%
  Switzerland 15.97%
 United Arab Emirates 16.08%
 Azerbaijan 17.00%
 Saudi Arabia 17.72%
 Singapore 18.31%
 Tuvalu 26.44%
 Qatar 30.92%
 Brunei 31.49%
 Kuwait 40.51%
 Timor-Leste 45.01%
CIA World Factbook.[2][3][4]
Country Current account balance
(% of GDP)
 Mozambique -40.11%
 Liberia -37.55%
 Mongolia -32.67%
 Mauritania -29.64%
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines -27.99%
 Lesotho -21.10%
 Niger -19.85%
 São Tomé and Príncipe -18.97%
 Dominica -18.48%
 Madagascar -18.47%
 Burundi -18.40%
 The Gambia -18.27%
 Saint Kitts and Nevis -17.35%
 Equatorial Guinea -17.07%
 Guyana -16.91%
 The Bahamas -16.39%
 Kyrgyzstan -15.55%
 Haiti -15.42%
 Saint Lucia -15.27%
 Tanzania -15.21%
 Djibouti -15.04%
 Papua New Guinea -14.88%
 Vanuatu -14.25%
 Nicaragua -14.01%
 Jordan -13.98%
 Democratic Republic of the Congo -13.71%
 Antigua and Barbuda -13.51%
 Kosovo -12.86%
 Panama -12.47%
 Fiji -11.67%
 Ghana -11.30%
 Seychelles -11.01%
 Jamaica -11.00%
 Sierra Leone -10.06%
 Albania -10.00%
 Kenya -9.92%
 Tunisia -9.42%
 Mauritius -9.24%
 Morocco -9.16%
 Tonga -9.08%
 Rwanda -8.67%
 Honduras -8.67%
 Georgia -8.62%
 Uganda -8.44%
 Senegal -8.40%
 Benin -8.37%
 Togo -8.26%
 Mali -8.07%
 Cambodia -8.07%
 Malawi -7.61%
 Yemen -7.55%
 Lebanon -7.41%
 Turkey -7.10%
 Armenia -6.90%
 Comoros -6.87%
 Ukraine -6.79%
 South Africa -6.72%
 Central African Republic -6.53%
 Barbados -6.49%
 Moldova -6.40%
 Belarus -6.13%
 Eritrea -6.11%
 Chad -6.09%
 Ethiopia -5.80%
 Zambia -5.62%
 Costa Rica -5.51%
 Zimbabwe -5.50%
 El Salvador -5.40%
 Guinea-Bissau -5.38%
 Namibia -5.35%
 Cameroon -5.24%
 Cabo Verde -5.12%
 Bosnia and Herzegovina -4.98%
 Peru -4.90%
 Laos -4.80%
 Uruguay -4.76%
 New Zealand -4.62%
 India -4.48%
 Burma -4.37%
 Serbia -4.14%
 Dominican Republic -3.93%
 Chile -3.89%
 Tajikistan -3.88%
 Sudan -3.77%
 Sri Lanka -3.77%
 United Kingdom -3.76%
 Brazil -3.54%
 Guatemala -3.38%
 Indonesia -3.31%
 Canada -3.26%
 Australia -3.02%
 Burkina Faso -3.01%
 Colombia -2.98%
 Egypt -2.30%
 Côte d'Ivoire -2.20%
 United States -2.16%
 France -2.15%
 Poland -2.15%
 Iran -2.10%
 Latvia -2.02%
 Belize -1.95%
 Macedonia -1.82%
 Belgium -1.79%
 Czech Republic -1.68%
 Cyprus -1.64%
 Estonia -1.45%
 Lithuania -1.21%
 Mexico -1.07%
 Romania -1.05%
 Pakistan -1.00%
 Ecuador -0.90%
 Thailand -0.80%
 Finland -0.77%
 Iceland -0.69%
 Argentina -0.49%
 Bulgaria -0.34%
 Croatia -0.17%
 Italy -0.12%
 Swaziland -0.04%
 Spain 0.15%
 Portugal 0.46%
 Turkmenistan 0.70%
 Greece 0.83%
 Venezuela 0.87%
 Kazakhstan 0.87%
 Japan 1.13%
 Hungary 1.32%
 China 1.37%
 Malta 1.40%
 Trinidad and Tobago 1.53%
 Israel 1.93%
 Suriname 2.05%
 Hong Kong 2.06%
 Bangladesh 2.53%
 Austria 2.54%
 Philippines 2.76%
 Algeria 3.10%
 Nigeria 3.22%
 Uzbekistan 3.26%
 Bolivia 3.29%
 Ireland 3.30%
   Nepal 3.35%
 Slovakia 3.42%
 Libya 3.85%
 Luxembourg 4.46%
 Republic of the Congo 4.48%
 Paraguay 4.50%
 South Korea 4.65%
 Vietnam 4.80%
 Malaysia 5.34%
 Iraq 5.79%
 Denmark 6.04%
 Slovenia 6.31%
 Bahrain 6.72%
 Sweden 7.07%
 Germany 7.16%
 Angola 8.62%
 Oman 8.85%
 Botswana 8.85%
 Gabon 8.93%
 Netherlands 9.12%
  Switzerland 10.15%
 Taiwan 11.69%
 Norway 13.07%
 United Arab Emirates 13.51%
 Azerbaijan 17.47%
 Singapore 18.40%
 Saudi Arabia 18.40%
 Bhutan 18.82%
 Qatar 22.32%
 Kuwait 38.51%

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