Current Account in Angola
Angola - Current AccountThe economy appears to have remained stuck in recession in the final quarter of 2018, following a disappointing third-quarter outturn which had marked the fourth consecutive quarter of contraction. The country’s all-important oil sector continued to disappoint in Q4: Falling global oil prices wiped off any gains stemming from marginally higher oil production compared to the previous quarter. On top of that, the index of economic activity continued to deteriorate in Q4, pointing to the second largest contraction in nearly three years in November, chiefly due to the poor performance of the oil industry. In a similar fashion, external sector metrics appeared no more upbeat, with exports contracting in November on the back of lower energy shipments. Meanwhile, after securing a deal with the IMF in December, Angola is poised to re-enter international bond markets in the coming months, with a 10-year bond reportedly in the works. This could prove challenging, however, as S&P Global Ratings revised Angola’s outlook from stable to negative on 8 February.
Angola - Current Account Data
|Current Account (% of GDP)||6.0||-2.6||-8.9||-3.0||-|
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Angola Current Account Chart
Source: Central Bank of Angola
|Exchange Rate||313.7||0.0 %||Mar 11|
|Stock Market||0.1||0.0 %||Mar 08|
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March 15, 2019
The average price of Angola’s Cabinda crude oil rose from USD 59.5 per barrel (pb) in January to 65.2 pb in February.
March 14, 2019
According to the Statistical Institute (Instituto Nacional de Estadística), consumer prices in the province of Luanda rose 1.0% in February from the previous month, down slightly from January 1.1% increase and the lowest reading in over a year.
February 18, 2019
The average price of Angola’s Cabinda crude oil rose from USD 56.6 per barrel (pb) in December to 59.5 pb in January.
February 14, 2019
According to the Statistical Institute (Instituto Nacional de Estadística), consumer prices in the province of Luanda rose 1.1% in January from the previous month, down from December’s 1.5% increase and marking the lowest print since February 2018.
January 25, 2019
At its meeting on 25 January, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the National Bank of Angola (Banco Nacional de Angola, BNA) lowered the key policy rate by 75 basis points to 15.75%.