U.S. International Transactions, Fourth Quarter and Year 2019

4th quarter 2019
-$109.8 billion
3rd quarter 2019
-$125.4 billion

The U.S. current account deficit narrowed by $15.6 billion, or 12.4 percent, to $109.8 billion in the fourth quarter of 2019, according to statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The revised third quarter deficit was $125.4 billion. The fourth quarter deficit was 2.0 percent of current dollar gross domestic product, down from 2.3 percent in the third quarter.

  • Current Release: March 19, 2020
  • Next Release:  June 19, 2020
  • 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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