U.S. International Transactions, Fourth Quarter and Year 2020
The U.S. current account deficit widened by $7.6 billion, or 4.2 percent, to $188.5 billion in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The revised third quarter deficit was $180.9 billion. The fourth quarter deficit was 3.5 percent of current dollar gross domestic product, up from 3.4 percent in the third quarter.
- Current Release: March 23, 2021
- Next Release: June 23, 2021
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- Personal Transfers, 1992:I-1998:IV
- Personal Transfers, beginning in 1999 For statistics beginning with 1999, see Table 5.1, line 18, of the U.S. International Transactions Accounts.
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- Revisions to U.S. Government Payments, 2009-2011
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- International Surveys: U.S. International Services Transactions
- International Surveys: U.S. Direct Investment Abroad
- International Surveys: Foreign Direct Investment in the United States
- 2014 Comprehensive Restructuring of the U.S. International Transactions Accounts
- Industry and Foreign Trade Classification Materials
- Annual Updates of the U.S. International Transactions Accounts
- U.S. International Transactions: Third Quarter 2020
- U.S. International Transactions: Second Quarter 2020
- U.S. International Transactions: First Quarter 2020
- 2020 Annual Update of the U.S. International Transactions Accounts
- Preview of the 2020 Annual Update of the International Economic Accounts
- U.S. International Transactions: Fourth Quarter and Year 2019
- U.S. International Transactions: Third Quarter 2019
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.