Who Produces the Biggest Current Account Surplus?

Current Account Balance (As % of GDP) (%), 2019 or latest
Economy | December 2, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 173 countries in 2019, Macao ranked the highest in current account balance as a share of GDP with 38.1% followed by Papua New Guinea and Singapore. On the other end of the scale was Mozambique with -44.8%, Lebanon with -25.5% and Liberia with -21.4%.

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

Current Account Balance (As % of GDP) Unit 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Azerbaijan % 0.165% 0.136% -0.004% -0.036% 0.041%
Brunei % 0.209% 0.307% 0.167% 0.129% 0.167%
Congo % 0.137% 0.048% -0.541% -0.398% -12.9%
Germany % 0.067% 0.074% 0.089% 0.085% 0.080%
Kuwait % 0.399% 0.332% 0.075% 0.006% 0.065%
Macao % ... ... ... 0.402% 0.342% 0.253% 0.272% 0.331%
Malta % 0.027% 0.088% 0.028% 0.039% 0.107%
Netherlands % 0.097% 0.085% 0.063% 0.080% 0.105%
Papua New Guinea % -0.162% 0.104% 0.220% 0.272% 0.269%
Saudi Arabia % 0.181% 0.098% -0.087% -0.037% 0.015%
Singapore % 0.159% 0.180% 0.171% 0.179% 0.166%
Swaziland % 0.169% 0.175% 0.183% 0.142% 0.125%
Switzerland % 0.116% 0.085% 0.112% 0.094% 0.067%
Taiwan % 10.0% 11.5% 14.2% 13.7% 14.5%
Thailand % -0.012% 0.037% 0.080% 0.117% 0.110%