U.S. International Transactions, Second Quarter 2021

Q2 2021
-$190.3B
Q1 2021
-$189.4B

The U.S. current account deficit widened by $0.9 billion, or 0.5 percent, to $190.3 billion in the second quarter of 2021, according to statistics from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The revised first quarter deficit was $189.4 billion. The second quarter deficit was 3.3 percent of current dollar gross domestic product, down from 3.4 percent in the first quarter.

  • Current Release: September 21, 2021
  • Next Release: December 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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