U.S. International Transactions, 3rd quarter 2018

3rd quarter 2018:
-$124.8 billion
2nd quarter 2018:
-$101.2 billion

The U.S. current-account deficit increased to $124.8 billion (preliminary) in the third quarter of 2018 from $101.2 billion (revised) in the second quarter of 2018. As a percentage of U.S. GDP, the deficit increased to 2.4 percent from 2.0 percent. The previously published current-account deficit for the second quarter was $101.5 billion.

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  • Current 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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