U.S. International Transactions: Second Quarter 2018

2nd quarter 2018:
-$101.5 billion
1st quarter 2018:
-$121.7 billion

The U.S. current-account deficit decreased $20.2 billion to $101.5 billion (preliminary) in the second quarter of 2018.

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  • Current Release: September 19, 2018
  • Next Release: December 19, 2018
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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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