Bangladesh Current Account Balance: % of GDP

1998 - 2021 | Yearly | % | CEIC Data

Key information about Bangladesh`s Current Account Balance: % of GDP

  • Bangladesh Current Account deficit accounted for 1.1 % of the country's Nominal GDP in Jun 2021, compared with a 1.6 % deficit in the previous year.
  • Bangladesh Current Account Balance: % of Nominal GDP data is updated yearly, available from Jun 1998 to Jun 2021, with an average value of 0.6 %.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 3.3 % in Jun 2010 and a record low of -3.7 % in Jun 2018.

CEIC calculates Current Account Balance as % of Nominal GDP from monthly Current Account Balance and annual Nominal GDP. Bangladesh Bank provides Current Account Balance in local currency based on BPM6. The Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics provides Nominal GDP in local currency, at 2005-2006 prices. Current Account Balance as % of Nominal GDP prior to 2013 is calculated from Current Account Balance based on BPM5 and Nominal GDP based on SNA 1993, at 1995-1996 prices. Current Account Balance as % of Nominal GDP is in annual frequency, ending in June of each year.


Key information about Bangladesh`s Current Account Balance: % of GDP

  • In the latest reports of Bangladesh, Current Account recorded a deficit of 1.7 USD bn in Jun 2021.
  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increased by 821.0 USD mn in Jun 2021.
  • Bangladesh Direct Investment Abroad expanded by 6.1 USD mn in Jun 2020.
  • Its Foreign Portfolio Investment increased by 7.2 USD mn in Jun 2020.
  • The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 329.8 USD bn in Jun 2020.

View Bangladesh's Current Account Balance: % of GDP from 1998 to 2021 in the chart:

Bangladesh Current Account Balance: % of GDP

What was Bangladesh's Current Account Balance: % of GDP in 2021?

Bangladesh Current Account deficit accounted for 1.1 % of the country's Nominal GDP in Jun 2021, compared with a 1.6 % deficit in the previous year. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
-1.1 2021 -1.6 2020 -3.7 2018 3.3 2010 % yearly 1998 - 2021

Current Account Balance: % of GDP by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) -6.2 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Jun 2021
Algeria (%) -6.9 Dec 2019 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2019
Argentina (%) 2.3 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Jun 2021
Armenia (%) -1.3 Jun 2021 quarterly Dec 1994 - Jun 2021
Australia (%) 3.8 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 1959 - Jun 2021
Austria (%) -1.4 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1970 - Jun 2021
Azerbaijan (%) 10.0 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Jun 2021
Bahrain (%) -7.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2018 - Dec 2020
Bangladesh (%) -1.1 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
Belarus (%) 6.7 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Jun 2021
Belgium (%) 3.3 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Jun 2021
Bolivia (%) 3.6 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1990 - Jun 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) -4.5 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Jun 2021
Botswana (%) -5.4 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Jun 2021
Brazil (%) -0.3 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Sep 2021
Brunei (%) -20.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2020
Bulgaria (%) 1.8 Sep 2021 quarterly Sep 1999 - Sep 2021
Cambodia (%) -29.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2010 - Dec 2020
Canada (%) 0.6 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1957 - Jun 2021
Chile (%) -8.3 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Sep 2021
China (%) 1.8 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 1998 - Sep 2021
Colombia (%) -6.3 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Jun 2021
Croatia (%) -5.9 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Jun 2021
Cyprus (%) -11.3 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Jun 2021
Czech Republic (%) 1.8 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Jun 2021
Denmark (%) 8.0 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1990 - Jun 2021
Ecuador (%) 4.4 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Jun 2021
Egypt (%) -5.3 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 2001 - Jun 2021
Estonia (%) -11.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2020
European Union (%) 2.7 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Jun 2021
Finland (%) 0.4 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1990 - Jun 2021
France (%) -0.6 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 1997 - Sep 2021
Georgia (%) -8.0 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Jun 2021
Germany (%) 7.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1991 - Dec 2020
Ghana (%) -4.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2020
Greece (%) -10.7 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2021
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 10.2 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Jun 2021
Hungary (%) -1.8 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Jun 2021
Iceland (%) -3.9 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Jun 2021
India (%) 0.9 Jun 2021 quarterly Jun 2004 - Jun 2021
Indonesia (%) 1.5 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Sep 2021
Iran (%) 0.6 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
Ireland (%) 14.9 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Jun 2021
Israel (%) 6.3 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Jun 2021
Italy (%) 3.7 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Jun 2021
Ivory Coast (%) -3.4 2020 yearly 1975 - 2020
Japan (USD mn) 6,923.7 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - Sep 2021
Jordan (%) -15.5 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1992 - Jun 2021
Kazakhstan (%) -2.5 Jun 2021 quarterly Dec 1997 - Jun 2021
Kenya (%) -5.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2009 - Sep 2020
South Korea (USD mn) 9,261.4 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1980 - Feb 2021
Kosovo (%) -15.1 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2010 - Jun 2021
Kuwait (%) 31.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
Kyrgyzstan (%) -22.6 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2021
Laos (%) -0.6 2020 yearly 1984 - 2020
Latvia (%) -6.5 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Jun 2021
Lebanon (%) -21.2 2019 yearly 2002 - 2019
Lithuania (%) -1.1 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Jun 2021
Luxembourg (%) 3.6 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Jun 2021
Macau SAR, China (%) 11.6 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
North Macedonia (%) -4.3 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2021
Malawi (%) -12.0 2020 yearly 1977 - 2020
Malaysia (%) 3.1 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2021
Malta (%) -11.0 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Jun 2021
Mauritius (%) -18.5 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Jun 2021
Mexico (%) 1.9 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Jun 2021
Moldova (%) -15.7 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Jun 2021
Mongolia (%) -27.5 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2021
Montenegro (%) -21.9 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2010 - Jun 2021
Morocco (%) -7.1 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2021
Mozambique (%) -19.7 2019 yearly 1980 - 2019
Nepal (%) -7.8 2021 yearly 2001 - 2021
Netherlands (%) 10.9 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1987 - Jun 2021
New Zealand (%) -3.4 Jun 2021 quarterly Jun 1987 - Jun 2021
Nigeria (%) -3.2 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Norway (%) 14.4 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 1981 - Sep 2021
Oman (%) -11.9 2020 yearly 1980 - 2020
Pakistan (%) -0.6 2021 yearly 1977 - 2021
Palestinian Territory (%) -7.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2020
Panama (%) -1.3 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Jun 2021
Paraguay (%) 5.5 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2021
Peru (%) -1.8 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Sep 2021
Philippines (%) -1.2 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1981 - Jun 2021
Poland (%) 0.3 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2021
Portugal (%) -2.8 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Jun 2021
Qatar (%) 0.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2020
Romania (%) -7.9 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Jun 2021
Russia (%) 4.4 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1994 - Jun 2021
Saudi Arabia (%) 6.1 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Jun 2021
Serbia (%) -5.0 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Jun 2021
Singapore (%) 20.2 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1986 - Jun 2021
Slovakia (%) -1.5 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1997 - Jun 2021
Slovenia (%) 4.0 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Jun 2021
South Africa (%) 5.6 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1960 - Jun 2021
Spain (%) 0.9 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Jun 2021
Sri Lanka (%) -5.4 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Jun 2021
Sudan (%) -12.3 2019 yearly 1977 - 2019
Sweden (%) 5.9 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Jun 2021
Switzerland (%) 5.7 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1983 - Jun 2021

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -5.4 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -77.594 Dec 2020 monthly Jul 2008 - Dec 2020
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 2,791.721 Sep 2021 monthly Jul 1990 - Sep 2021
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 8.0 2020 yearly 2006 - 2020
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 21.3 2020 yearly 2010 - 2020
Forecast: Government Expenditure (BDT bn) 7,011.275 2024 yearly 1980 - 2024
Forecast: Government Net Debt (BDT bn) 22,700.020 2026 yearly 2003 - 2026
Forecast: Government Revenue (BDT bn) 5,851.190 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Government Debt: Domestic (DO): Net (BDT mn) 2,084,672.000 Jul 2021 monthly Apr 2002 - Jul 2021
Government Revenue & Foreign Grants (BDT mn) 265,860.000 May 2021 monthly Jul 2008 - May 2021
Government Overall Balance: Excluding Grants (BDT mn) -176,460.000 May 2021 monthly Jul 2008 - May 2021
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 5.797 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Trade Balance (USD mn) -2,163.0 Aug 2021 monthly Jul 1986 - Aug 2021
Total Exports (USD mn) 3,546.5 Aug 2021 monthly Jul 1986 - Aug 2021
Total Exports Growth (%) 38.4 Aug 2021 monthly Jul 1987 - Aug 2021
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 595.353 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 102,923.420 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 2,942.411 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Imports (USD mn) 5,709.5 Aug 2021 monthly Jul 1986 - Aug 2021
Total Imports Growth (%) 58.2 Aug 2021 monthly Jul 1987 - Aug 2021
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 99,502.239 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 391,424.215 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 437.216 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1973 - Oct 2020
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 169.641 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1981 - Jan 2021
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 38.959 Feb 2021 monthly Nov 1998 - Feb 2021
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 1,098.892 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1981 - Feb 2021
Import Price Index (2005-2006=100) 277.030 2020 yearly 2007 - 2020
Export Price Index (2005-2006=100) 237.280 2020 yearly 2007 - 2020
Exports: Europe: Spain (BDT mn) 162,189.000 2020 yearly 1987 - 2020
Exports: Europe: Germany Federal Republic (BDT mn) 379,452.000 2020 yearly 1987 - 2020
Imports: Cotton (BDT mn) 27,390.000 Aug 2021 monthly Jul 1999 - Aug 2021
Imports: Capital Machinery (BDT mn) 23,247.400 Aug 2021 monthly Jul 2005 - Aug 2021
Imports: Textile and Articles Thereof (BDT mn) 28,120.000 Jul 2021 monthly Jul 1999 - Jul 2021
Imports: Petroleum Products (BDT mn) 62,200.000 Aug 2021 monthly Jul 1999 - Aug 2021
Imports: Yarn (BDT mn) 29,235.000 Aug 2021 monthly Jul 1999 - Aug 2021
Terms of Trade Index (2005-2006=100) 87.110 2018 yearly 2007 - 2018
Imports: Asian Countries: excl Middle East: Japan (BDT mn) 179,697.000 2020 yearly 1987 - 2020
Imports: Asian Countries: excl Middle East: China (BDT mn) 1,123,512.000 2020 yearly 1987 - 2020
Imports: Asian Countries: excl Middle East: Singapore (BDT mn) 421,190.000 2020 yearly 1987 - 2020
Imports: Asian Countries: excl Middle East: Indonesia (BDT mn) 15,463.000 2020 yearly 1987 - 2020
Imports: Asian Countries: excl Middle East: India (BDT mn) 656,981.000 2020 yearly 1987 - 2020
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 6.1 Jun 2020 quarterly Sep 1997 - Jun 2020
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 374.3 Jul 2021 monthly Jul 1997 - Jul 2021
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -1.1 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 821.0 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 2003 - Jun 2021
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.4 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 7.158 Jun 2020 quarterly Sep 1997 - Jun 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.0 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) -4.6 Jun 2020 quarterly Sep 1997 - Jun 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 11.785 Jun 2020 quarterly Sep 1997 - Jun 2020
External Debt (USD mn) 70,671.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2011 - Dec 2020
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 11.4 2017 yearly 1997 - 2017
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 10,986.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2011 - Dec 2020
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 3.0 2020 yearly 2012 - 2020
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -12.216 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) -44,326.496 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
BD: BoP: Financial Account: Financial Derivatives & Employee Stock Options: Liab... (USD mn) 0.000 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1976 - Jun 2021
BD: BoP: Capital Account: Debit (USD mn) 0.000 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1976 - Jun 2021
BD: BoP: Financial Account: Financial Derivatives & Employee Stock Options: Asse... (USD mn) 0.000 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1976 - Jun 2021
BD: BoP: Financial Account: Financial Derivatives & Employee Stock Options (USD mn) 0.000 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1976 - Jun 2021
Balance of Payment(BoP): USD: Current Account (CA) (USD mn) -3,887.000 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Jun 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Services: Credit (USD mn) 1,959.000 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Jun 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Secondary Income: Official Transfers (USD mn) 11.000 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Jun 2021
BoP: USD: CF: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment (PI) (USD mn) -40.000 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Jun 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Services (USD mn) -1,051.000 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Jun 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Primary Income: Debit (USD mn) -925.000 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Jun 2021
BoP: USD: CF: Financial Account: Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 821.000 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Jun 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Trade Balance: Import F.O.B (USD mn) -17,914.000 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Jun 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Primary Income: Credit (USD mn) 69.000 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Jun 2021
BoP: USD: CF: Capital Account: Capital Transfers (USD mn) 96.000 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Jun 2021
BoP: USD: Reserve Assets (RA) (USD mn) -2,284.000 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Jun 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Trade Balance: Export F.O.B (USD mn) 9,612.000 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Jun 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Primary Income (USD mn) -856.000 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Jun 2021
BoP: USD: CF: Capital Account (USD mn) 96.000 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Jun 2021
BoP: USD: Net Errors & Omissions (USD mn) 282.000 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Jun 2021
BoP: USD: CF: Financial Account: FDI: of which net inflow (USD mn) 455.000 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 2015 - Jun 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Trade Balance (USD mn) -8,302.000 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Jun 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Services: Debit (USD mn) -3,010.000 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Jun 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Secondary Income: Private Transfers (PT) (USD mn) 6,311.000 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Jun 2021
BoP: USD: CF: Financial Account: Other Investment (OI) (USD mn) 5,378.000 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 2011 - Jun 2021
IIP: Assets (BDT mn) 4,631,848.487 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Jun 2021
IIP: Liabilities (BDT mn) 8,681,086.642 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Jun 2021
International Investment Position (IIP): Net (BDT mn) -4,049,238.155 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Jun 2021
Outstanding External Debt as Percentage of GDP (%) 13.400 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 8.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2003 - Dec 2020
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 42,873.310 Sep 2021 monthly Jun 1986 - Sep 2021
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 185,475.661 Sep 2021 monthly Jun 1986 - Sep 2021
M2 Growth (%) 11.2 Sep 2021 monthly Jun 1987 - Sep 2021
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 4.0 Apr 2021 monthly Oct 1999 - Apr 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 43,099.5 Oct 2021 monthly Dec 1972 - Oct 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 4.000 Apr 2021 monthly Oct 1999 - Apr 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 7.8 Aug 2021 monthly Jul 1986 - Aug 2021
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 794.602 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1972 - Oct 2021
Total Deposits (USD mn) 171,698.979 Aug 2021 monthly Dec 1986 - Aug 2021
Total Deposits Growth (%) 12.7 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 1987 - Jan 2021
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 171,801.5 Sep 2021 monthly Jul 1987 - Sep 2021
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 10.2 Sep 2021 monthly Jul 1988 - Sep 2021
Total Loans (USD mn) 170,780.601 Jan 2021 monthly Jun 1991 - Jan 2021
Total Loans Growth (%) 13.38 Mar 2021 monthly Jun 1992 - Mar 2021
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 39.05 2020 yearly 1974 - 2020

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