Who Produces the Biggest Current Account Surplus?

Current Account Balance (As % of GDP) (%), 2020 or latest
Economy | February 8, 2021
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Based on a comparison of 173 countries in 2020, Singapore ranked the highest in current account balance as a share of GDP with 15.0% followed by Papua New Guinea and South Sudan. On the other end of the scale was Mozambique with -60.0%, Libya with -59.8% and Maldives with -31.8%.

Data for more countries are available at Current Account Balance (As % of GDP) indicator page.

Current Account Balance (As % of GDP) Unit 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Afghanistan % ... ... 6.56% 3.80% 9.02% 7.59% 12.2%
Denmark % 8.92% 8.25% 7.77% 7.76% 7.03%
Eritrea % 17.3% 20.8% 15.3% 24.0% 15.4%
Germany % 7.20% 8.60% 8.51% 7.79% 7.37%
Hong Kong % 1.39% 3.32% 3.96% 4.57% 3.74%
Ireland % 1.07% 4.40% -4.21% 0.489% 5.99%
Lithuania % 3.17% -2.81% -0.820% 0.593% 0.290%
Malta % 8.50% 2.70% 3.74% 10.2% 11.0%
Netherlands % 8.17% 6.30% 8.06% 10.8% 10.8%
Papua New Guinea % 15.1% 25.6% 29.4% 29.9% 26.2%
Singapore % 18.0% 18.7% 17.6% 16.3% 17.2%
Slovenia % 5.10% 3.82% 4.79% 6.22% 5.86%
South Sudan % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... -0.018% -0.799% 7.14% -3.10% -7.53%
Switzerland % 8.62% 11.3% 9.85% 6.41% 8.21%
Taiwan % 11.3% 13.6% 13.1% 14.1% 11.6%