U.S. International Transactions, First Quarter 2019 and Annual Update

1st quarter 2019:
-$130.4 billion
4th quarter 2018:
-$143.9 billion

The U.S. current-account deficit decreased to $130.4 billion (preliminary) in the first quarter of 2019 from $143.9 billion (revised) in the fourth quarter of 2018. As a percentage of U.S. gross domestic product, the deficit decreased to 2.5 percent from 2.8 percent. The previously published current-account deficit for the fourth quarter was $134.4 billion.

  • Current Release: June 20, 2019
  • Next Release: September 19, 2019
  • 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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