U.S. International Transactions, Third Quarter 2020

Q3 2020
-$178.5B
Q2 2020
-$161.4B

The U.S. current account deficit widened by $17.2 billion, or 10.6 percent, to $178.5 billion in the third quarter of 2020, according to statistics released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. The revised second quarter deficit was $161.4 billion. The third quarter deficit was 3.4 percent of current dollar gross domestic product, up from 3.3 percent in the second quarter.

  • Current Release: December 18, 2020
  • Next Release: March 23, 2021
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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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