Current Account Balance in UAE
The current account balance in the UAE averaged 10.2% of GDP in the decade to 2021, significantly above the Middle East & North Africa average of 3.8% of GDP. The 2021 reading was 11.6% of GDP. For more current account information, visit our dedicated page.
UAE Current Account Chart
UAE Current Account Data
|Current Account Balance (% of GDP)||9.5||8.9||6.0||11.6||-|
|Current Account Balance (USD bn)||40.5||37.3||21.1||48.0||-|
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