List of countries by current account balance

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Cumulative Current Account Balance 1980-2008 based on the IMF data)
Cumulative Current Account Balance per capita 1980-2008 based on the IMF

This is a list of countries by current account balance.

CIA World Factbook data[edit]

Top 20 countries with the largest surplus[edit]

This is a list of the 20 countries and territories with the largest surplus in current account balance (CAB), based on data from 2015 as listed in the CIA World Factbook.[1]

Rank Economy CAB (billion US dollars) Year
1  China 293.200 2015
2  Germany 285.200 2015
3  Japan 137.500 2015
4  South Korea 105.900 2015
5  Netherlands 80.990 2015
6  Taiwan 76.170 2015
7   Switzerland 75.820 2015
8  Russia 65.800 2015
9  Singapore 57.560 2015
10  Italy 38.740 2015
11  Norway 35.040 2015
12  Thailand 34.820 2015
13  Sweden 29.190 2015
14  Denmark 20.280 2015
15  Spain 16.480 2015
16  Kuwait 13.890 2015
17  United Arab Emirates 13.550 2015
18  Austria 13.460 2015
19  Israel 12.270 2015
20  Macau 12.110 2015

Top 20 countries with the largest deficit[edit]

This is a list of the 20 countries and territories with the largest deficit in current account balance (CAB), based on data from 2016 as listed in the CIA World Factbook.[1]

Rank Country CAB (billion US dollars) Year
1  United States 469.400 2016
2  United Kingdom 157.300 2016
3  Canada 56.730 2016
4  Australia 43.850 2016
5  Saudi Arabia 42.280 2016
6  Turkey 32.120 2016
7  India 31.970 2016
8  Mexico 29.030 2016
9  Algeria 25.340 2016
10  Indonesia 21.280 2016
11  Libya 18.660 2016
12  Iraq 16.870 2016
13  Colombia 14.310 2016
14  Brazil 14.110 2016
15  Argentina 12.720 2016
16  Oman 12.710 2016
17  Egypt 12.180 2016
18  France 12.180 2016
19  Venezuela 11.210 2016
20  Lebanon 10.560 2016

Eurostat data[edit]

This table shows the account balance of solely the Euro Area (not the European Union as a whole), according to data from Eurostat (in EUR).

Rank Country CAB (billion Euros) Year
1 Euro symbol.svg Eurozone 359.415 2016 [2]

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