Spain Current Account May 2016

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Spain: Current account surplus widens in May

August 4, 2016

Spain’s current account balance incurred a surplus of EUR 2.8 billion in May, which was double the USD 1.4 billion surplus recorded in the same month of last year and was an improvement over the USD 2.6 billion surplus tallied in April. In the 12 months up to May, the current account balance recorded a surplus of EUR 19.8 billion, which was up from the USD 18.4 billion seen in April.

According to the Bank of Spain, the increase in the current account balance is largely due to an improvement in the value of exported goods and services.

FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect the current account balance to record a surplus of 1.3% of GDP in 2016. In 2017, the panel sees the current account surplus broadly stable at 1.2% of GDP.


Author:, Senior Economist

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Note: Monthly current account balance and 12-month sum in EUR billion.
Source: Bank of Spain.


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