U.S. International Transactions, First Quarter 2021 and Annual Update

Q1 2021
-$195.7B
Q4 2020
-$175.1B

The U.S. current account deficit widened by $20.7 billion, or 11.8 percent, to $195.7 billion in the first quarter of 2021, according to statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The revised fourth quarter deficit was $175.1 billion. The first quarter deficit was 3.6 percent of current dollar gross domestic product, up from 3.3 percent in the fourth quarter.

  • Current Release: June 23, 2021
  • Next Release: September 21, 2021
  • Data Archive Previously published estimates contain historical data and have since been revised. Please contact the International program area with questions
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What are the International Transactions Accounts?

Transactions in goods, services, income, and investment between U.S. residents and residents of other countries each quarter. The transactions reflect U.S. trade; income on stocks, bonds, and loans and related investment; foreign aid; and more.

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