Current Account Balance in United States
The current account balance in the United States averaged -2.5% of GDP in the decade to 2022, which is below the average for major economies at -0.5% of GDP. The 2022 reading was -3.8% of GDP. For more current account information, visit our dedicated page.
United States Current Account Chart
United States Current Account Data
|Current Account Balance (% of GDP)||-2.1||-2.1||-2.8||-3.5||-3.8|
|Current Account Balance (USD bn)||-440||-442||-597||-831||-972|
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