Bangladesh Current Account Balance: % of GDP

1998 - 2022 | Yearly | % | CEIC Data

Key information about Bangladesh Current Account Balance: % of GDP

  • Bangladesh Current Account deficit accounted for 3.8 % of the country's Nominal GDP in Jun 2022, compared with a 0.9 % deficit in the previous year.
  • Bangladesh Current Account Balance: % of Nominal GDP data is updated yearly, available from Jun 1998 to Jun 2022, 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 -3.8 % in Jun 2022.

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 2015-2016 prices. Current Account Balance as % of Nominal GDP prior to 2016 is calculated from Nominal GDP based on old classification of data and 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 Current Account Balance: % of GDP

  • In the latest reports of Bangladesh, Current Account recorded a deficit of 97.7 USD mn in Aug 2022.
  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increased by 1.2 USD bn in Jun 2022.
  • Bangladesh Direct Investment Abroad expanded by 36.9 USD mn in Jun 2021.
  • Its Foreign Portfolio Investment fell by 67.1 USD mn in Jun 2021.
  • The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 460.7 USD bn in Jun 2022.

View Bangladesh's Current Account Balance: % of GDP from 1998 to 2022 in the chart:

Bangladesh Current Account Balance: % of GDP

What was Bangladesh's Current Account Balance: % of GDP in 2022?

Bangladesh Current Account deficit accounted for 3.8 % of the country's Nominal GDP in Jun 2022, compared with a 0.9 % deficit in the previous year. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
-3.8 2022 -0.9 2021 -3.8 2022 3.3 2010 % yearly 1998 - 2022

Current Account Balance: % of GDP by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) -4.4 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Jun 2022
Algeria (%) -3.8 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Sep 2021
Argentina (%) -0.5 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Jun 2022
Armenia (%) -0.4 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 1994 - Jun 2022
Australia (%) -0.4 Sep 2022 quarterly Sep 1959 - Sep 2022
Austria (%) -0.4 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1970 - Jun 2022
Azerbaijan (%) 32.3 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2013 - Jun 2022
Bahrain (%) 17.2 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2018 - Jun 2022
Bangladesh (%) -3.8 2022 yearly 1998 - 2022
Belarus (%) -8.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2022
Belgium (%) -6.1 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Jun 2022
Bolivia (%) 4.7 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1990 - Jun 2022
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) -5.7 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Jun 2022
Botswana (%) 2.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
Brazil (%) -3.9 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Sep 2022
Brunei (%) -20.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2020
Bulgaria (%) 0.3 Sep 2022 quarterly Sep 1999 - Sep 2022
Cambodia (%) -46.3 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2010 - Jun 2022
Canada (%) -1.6 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1957 - Sep 2022
Chile (%) -13.6 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1996 - Sep 2022
China (%) 3.2 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1998 - Sep 2022
Colombia (%) -7.2 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1996 - Sep 2022
Croatia (%) -0.8 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Jun 2022
Cyprus (%) -15.7 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Jun 2022
Czech Republic (%) -9.1 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Sep 2022
Denmark (%) 17.7 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1990 - Sep 2022
Ecuador (%) 4.7 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1993 - Jun 2022
Egypt (%) -5.3 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 2001 - Jun 2021
Estonia (%) -0.3 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
European Union (%) -0.9 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Jun 2022
Finland (%) -9.0 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1990 - Jun 2022
France (%) -2.4 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1997 - Sep 2022
Georgia (%) -4.2 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1996 - Jun 2022
Germany (%) 2.1 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1991 - Sep 2022
Ghana (%) -3.0 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Jun 2022
Greece (%) -8.9 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 4.5 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Jun 2022
Hungary (%) -5.9 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Jun 2022
Iceland (%) 2.3 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Sep 2022
India (%) -2.8 Jun 2022 quarterly Jun 2004 - Jun 2022
Indonesia (%) 1.3 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1993 - Sep 2022
Iran (%) -0.1 2021 yearly 1997 - 2021
Ireland (%) -3.3 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Sep 2022
Israel (%) 3.5 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Jun 2022
Italy (%) -0.8 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1980 - Jun 2022
Ivory Coast (%) -3.9 2021 yearly 1975 - 2021
Japan (USD mn) 4,680.8 Sep 2022 monthly Jan 1996 - Sep 2022
Jordan (%) -12.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1992 - Mar 2022
Kazakhstan (%) 7.6 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 1997 - Jun 2022
Kenya (%) -5.6 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2009 - Jun 2022
South Korea (USD mn) -2,971.6 Aug 2022 monthly Jan 1980 - Aug 2022
Kosovo (%) -14.8 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2010 - Jun 2022
Kuwait (%) 0.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Kyrgyzstan (%) -58.0 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
Laos (%) 2.3 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Latvia (%) -5.8 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Sep 2022
Lebanon (%) -4.7 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
Lithuania (%) -6.3 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1993 - Jun 2022
Luxembourg (%) 3.2 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Jun 2022
Macau SAR, China (%) 9.8 2021 yearly 2002 - 2021
North Macedonia (%) 2.5 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2022
Malawi (%) -12.0 2020 yearly 1977 - 2020
Malaysia (%) 1.0 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
Malta (%) -6.1 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Jun 2022
Mauritius (%) -16.9 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2007 - Jun 2022
Mexico (%) -1.6 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1993 - Sep 2022
Moldova (%) -12.9 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Jun 2022
Mongolia (%) -11.2 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2022
Montenegro (%) -25.8 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2010 - Jun 2022
Morocco (%) -8.5 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2022
Mozambique (%) -22.8 2021 yearly 1980 - 2021
Nepal (%) -12.8 2022 yearly 2001 - 2022
Netherlands (%) 3.2 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1987 - Jun 2022
New Zealand (%) -7.6 Jun 2022 quarterly Jun 1987 - Jun 2022
Nigeria (%) 4.7 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Jun 2022
Norway (%) 20.9 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1981 - Jun 2022
Oman (%) -11.2 2020 yearly 1980 - 2020
Pakistan (%) -4.6 2022 yearly 1977 - 2022
Palestinian Territory (%) -16.4 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Jun 2022
Panama (%) -1.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2007 - Mar 2022
Paraguay (%) -3.1 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
Peru (%) -6.0 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1980 - Sep 2022
Philippines (%) -7.7 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1981 - Jun 2022
Poland (%) -4.1 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2022
Portugal (%) 0.8 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1996 - Sep 2022
Qatar (%) 28.6 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Jun 2022
Romania (%) -9.5 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Jun 2022
Russia (%) 14.7 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1994 - Jun 2022
Saudi Arabia (%) 16.2 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Jun 2022
Serbia (%) -8.6 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2007 - Jun 2022
Singapore (%) 20.5 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1986 - Sep 2022
Slovakia (%) -6.2 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1997 - Jun 2022
Slovenia (%) 2.0 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Sep 2022
South Africa (%) -1.3 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1960 - Jun 2022
Spain (%) 0.7 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1980 - Jun 2022
Sri Lanka (%) -3.0 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2002 - Jun 2022
Sudan (%) -8.0 2020 yearly 1977 - 2020
Sweden (%) 2.2 Sep 2022 quarterly Mar 1980 - Sep 2022
Switzerland (%) 5.7 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1983 - Jun 2022

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -5.2 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) 640.963 Jul 2022 monthly Jul 2008 - Jul 2022
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 2,806.309 Sep 2022 monthly Jul 1990 - Sep 2022
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 7.9 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 20.8 2022 yearly 2010 - 2022
Forecast: Government Expenditure (BDT bn) 7,011.275 2024 yearly 1980 - 2024
Forecast: Government Net Debt (BDT bn) 27,689.292 2027 yearly 2003 - 2027
Forecast: Government Revenue (BDT bn) 6,864.349 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Government Overall Balance: Excluding Grants (BDT mn) 60,180.000 Jul 2022 monthly Jul 2008 - Jul 2022
Government Revenue & Foreign Grants (BDT mn) 317,030.000 May 2022 monthly Jul 2008 - May 2022
Government Debt: Domestic (DO): Net (BDT mn) 2,815,992.000 Sep 2022 monthly Apr 2002 - Sep 2022
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 7.192 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) -2,348.0 Sep 2022 monthly Jul 1986 - Sep 2022
Total Exports (USD mn) 4,211.4 Sep 2022 monthly Jul 1986 - Sep 2022
Total Exports Growth (%) 27.6 Sep 2022 monthly Jul 1987 - Sep 2022
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 8,845.904 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 146,906.098 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 3,890.969 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Total Imports (USD mn) 6,559.3 Sep 2022 monthly Jul 1986 - Sep 2022
Total Imports Growth (%) 21.0 Sep 2022 monthly Jul 1987 - Sep 2022
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 121,777.785 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 543,566.032 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 897.349 Aug 2022 monthly Jan 1973 - Aug 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 270.616 Aug 2022 monthly Jan 1981 - Aug 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 49.517 Aug 2022 monthly Nov 1998 - Aug 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 1,798.662 Aug 2022 monthly Jan 1981 - Aug 2022
Export Price Index (2005-2006=100) 240.500 2021 yearly 2007 - 2021
Import Price Index (2005-2006=100) 283.380 2021 yearly 2007 - 2021
Terms of Trade Index (2005-2006=100) 87.110 2018 yearly 2007 - 2018
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) -0.9 Jun 2022 quarterly Sep 1997 - Jun 2022
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -199.3 Sep 2022 monthly Jul 1997 - Sep 2022
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -3.8 2022 yearly 1998 - 2022
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 1,214.0 Jun 2022 quarterly Sep 2003 - Jun 2022
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.3 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -67.073 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 1997 - Jun 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -0.1 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) -57.1 Jun 2022 quarterly Sep 1997 - Jun 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) -64.512 Jun 2022 quarterly Sep 1997 - Jun 2022
External Debt (USD mn) 95,857.9 Jun 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Jun 2022
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 11.4 2017 yearly 1997 - 2017
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 20,646.0 Jun 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Jun 2022
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 4.5 2022 yearly 2012 - 2022
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -23.953 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) -70,887.037 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2022
BoP: USD: CA: Trade Balance: Export F.O.B (USD mn) 13,263.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: CA: Primary Income (USD mn) -752.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: CF: Capital Account (USD mn) 15.000 Jun 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Jun 2022
BoP: USD: Net Errors & Omissions (USD mn) 45.000 Jun 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Jun 2022
BoP: USD: CA: Services (USD mn) -1,066.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: CA: Primary Income: Debit (USD mn) -1,234.000 Jun 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Jun 2022
BoP: USD: CF: Financial Account: Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 1,214.000 Jun 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Jun 2022
BoP: USD: CA: Trade Balance: Import F.O.B (USD mn) -20,971.000 Jun 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Jun 2022
BoP: USD: CA: Primary Income: Credit (USD mn) 93.000 Jun 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Jun 2022
BoP: USD: CF: Capital Account: Capital Transfers (USD mn) 28.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: Reserve Assets (RA) (USD mn) 1,306.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: CF: Financial Account: FDI: of which net inflow (USD mn) 502.000 Jun 2022 quarterly Sep 2015 - Jun 2022
Balance of Payment(BoP): USD: Current Account (CA) (USD mn) -5,892.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: CA: Services: Credit (USD mn) 2,972.000 Jun 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Jun 2022
BoP: USD: CA: Secondary Income: Official Transfers (USD mn) 1.000 Jun 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Jun 2022
BoP: USD: CF: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment (PI) (USD mn) -20.000 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Mar 2022
BoP: USD: CA: Trade Balance (USD mn) -8,342.000 Jun 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Jun 2022
BoP: USD: CA: Services: Debit (USD mn) -3,964.000 Jun 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Jun 2022
BoP: USD: CA: Secondary Income: Private Transfers (PT) (USD mn) 5,932.000 Jun 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Jun 2022
BoP: USD: CF: Financial Account: Other Investment (OI) (USD mn) 1,745.000 Jun 2022 quarterly Sep 2011 - Jun 2022
IIP: Liabilities (BDT mn) 10,584,852.165 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
IIP: Assets (BDT mn) 4,940,967.713 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Jun 2022
International Investment Position (IIP): Net (BDT mn) -6,624,393.580 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Jun 2022
Outstanding External Debt as Percentage of GDP (%) 11.880 2021 yearly 1997 - 2021
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 9.0 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2003 - Jun 2022
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 42,787.423 Oct 2022 monthly Jun 1986 - Oct 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 178,017.443 Oct 2022 monthly Jun 1986 - Oct 2022
M2 Growth (%) 8.3 Oct 2022 monthly Jun 1987 - Oct 2022
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 4.0 Nov 2022 monthly Oct 1999 - Nov 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 32,249.2 Oct 2022 monthly Dec 1972 - Oct 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 4.000 Nov 2022 monthly Oct 1999 - Nov 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 5.0 Sep 2022 monthly Jul 1986 - Sep 2022
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 743.548 Oct 2022 monthly Jan 1972 - Oct 2022
Total Deposits (USD mn) 165,022.552 Sep 2022 monthly Dec 1986 - Sep 2022
Total Deposits Growth (%) 7.6 Sep 2022 monthly Dec 1987 - Sep 2022
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 178,668.6 Oct 2022 monthly Jul 1987 - Oct 2022
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 16.9 Oct 2022 monthly Jul 1988 - Oct 2022
Total Loans (USD mn) 179,951.959 Oct 2022 monthly Jun 1991 - Oct 2022
Total Loans Growth (%) 11.65 Oct 2022 monthly Jun 1992 - Oct 2022
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 33.83 2022 yearly 1974 - 2022

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