Ecuador Current Account Balance: % of GDP

1993 - 2021 | Quarterly | % | CEIC Data

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

  • Ecuador Current Account surplus accounted for 4.4 % of the country's Nominal GDP in Jun 2021, compared with a 2.7 % surplus in the previous quarter.
  • Ecuador Current Account Balance: % of Nominal GDP data is updated quarterly, available from Mar 1993 to Jun 2021, with an average value of -0.3 %.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 12.4 % in Dec 1999 and a record low of -15.5 % in Sep 1998.

CEIC calculates Current Account Balance as % of Nominal GDP from quarterly Current Account Balance and quarterly Nominal GDP. The Central Bank of Ecuador provides Current Account Balance in USD and Nominal GDP in USD. Current Account Balance as % of Nominal GDP prior to Q1 2016 is calculated from Current Account Balance based on BPM5 and Nominal GDP based on SNA 2008. Current Account Balance as % of Nominal GDP prior to Q1 2000 is calculated from Current Account Balance and Nominal GDP, both sourced from the International Monetary Fund.


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

  • In the latest reports of Ecuador, Current Account recorded a surplus of 1.2 USD bn in Jun 2021.
  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increased by 115.1 USD mn in Jun 2021.
  • Its Foreign Portfolio Investment fell by 89.2 USD mn in Jun 2021.
  • The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 24.7 USD bn in Dec 2020.

View Ecuador's Current Account Balance: % of GDP from Mar 1993 to Jun 2021 in the chart:

Ecuador Current Account Balance: % of GDP

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

Ecuador Current Account surplus accounted for 4.4 % of the country's Nominal GDP in Jun 2021, compared with a 2.7 % surplus in the previous quarter. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
4.4 Jun 2021 2.7 Mar 2021 -15.5 Sep 1998 12.4 Dec 1999 % quarterly Mar 1993 - Jun 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 (%) 9.9 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2021
Brazil (%) 2.7 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Jun 2021
Brunei (%) -20.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2020
Bulgaria (%) -1.0 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 1999 - Jun 2021
Cambodia (%) -29.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2010 - Dec 2020
Canada (%) 0.6 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1957 - Jun 2021
Chile (%) -3.3 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Jun 2021
China (%) 1.2 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1998 - Jun 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 (%) 8.7 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 (%) -1.0 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1997 - Jun 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 (%) 10.1 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 (%) -0.8 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Jun 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) 9,491.0 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - Aug 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 (%) -15.2 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 (%) 12.2 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
North Macedonia (%) -4.3 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2021
Malawi (%) -12.0 2020 yearly 1977 - 2020
Malaysia (%) 3.9 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 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 (%) -17.6 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 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 (%) 9.8 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1981 - Jun 2021
Oman (%) -12.0 2020 yearly 1980 - 2020
Pakistan (%) -0.6 2021 yearly 1977 - 2021
Palestinian Territory (%) -7.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2020
Panama (%) -1.5 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Mar 2021
Paraguay (%) 6.2 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2021
Peru (%) -3.8 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Jun 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 (%) -8.1 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 (%) -4.9 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 (%) -6.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2000 - Dec 2020
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -2,936.781 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2020
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 3,457.751 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2021
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 12.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2020
National Government Debt (USD mn) 62,859.4 Jun 2021 quarterly Dec 2005 - Jun 2021
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 63.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2005 - Dec 2020
Forecast: Government Expenditure (USD bn) 40.301 2026 yearly 1995 - 2026
Forecast: Government Net Debt (USD bn) 63.577 2026 yearly 2001 - 2026
Forecast: Government Revenue (USD bn) 41.637 2026 yearly 1995 - 2026
Central Government: Balance (USD mn) -516.210 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 2006 - Aug 2021
Central Government: Expenditure excl Amortization (USD mn) 1,887.332 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 2006 - Aug 2021
Central Government: Finance (USD mn) 516.210 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 2006 - Aug 2021
Central Government: Revenue (USD mn) 1,371.120 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 2006 - Aug 2021
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 2.867 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Trade Balance (USD mn) -4.2 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1965 - Aug 2021
Total Exports (USD mn) 2,245.1 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1965 - Aug 2021
Total Exports Growth (%) 25.6 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1966 - Aug 2021
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 32,102.184 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 38,075.410 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 3,640.723 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Imports (USD mn) 2,430.1 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Aug 2021
Total Imports Growth (%) 71.8 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1958 - Aug 2021
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 624,660.749 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 233,794.861 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 372.892 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2007 - Dec 2020
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 301.357 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1973 - Feb 2021
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 170.427 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2010 - Mar 2021
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 331.860 Mar 2021 monthly May 1992 - Mar 2021
EC: Exports: fob: Emerging and Developing Economies: Emerging and Developing Asi... (USD mn) 401.017 Jun 2021 monthly Jun 1973 - Jun 2021
Terms of Trade Index: 2007=100 (2007=100) 92.954 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 2014 - Aug 2021
Exports: FOB: Petroleum: Crude Petroleum (USD th) 617,704.119 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 2005 - Aug 2021
Exports: FOB: Non Petroleum: Traditional: Bananas And Plane Tree (USD th) 282,871.787 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 2005 - Aug 2021
Exports: FOB: America: ALADI: Panama (USD mn) 272.839 Aug 2021 monthly Feb 2012 - Aug 2021
Exports: FOB: Asia: People's Republic of China (USD mn) 336.412 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 2010 - Aug 2021
Exports: FOB: America: United States (USD mn) 551.543 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 2007 - Aug 2021
Imports: CIF: Consumer Goods: Non Durable (USD th) 278,313.438 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 2005 - Aug 2021
Imports: CIF: Fuels And Lubricants (USD th) 454,379.845 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 2005 - Aug 2021
Imports: CIF: America: ALADI: Panama (USD mn) 110.215 Aug 2021 monthly Mar 2019 - Aug 2021
Imports: CIF: Asia: People's Republic of China (USD mn) 324.160 Jan 2020 monthly Jan 2010 - Jan 2020
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 1,156.0 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Jun 2021
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 4.4 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Jun 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 115.1 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Jun 2021
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.4 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Jun 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -89.231 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Jun 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) 0.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 18.750 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
External Debt (USD mn) 56,380.6 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Aug 2021
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 57.4 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 633.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2020
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 0.9 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) 2.602 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Net International Investment Position (USD) -25,269,823,146.114 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2016 - Dec 2020
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Services (USD mn) -571.696 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2016 - Jun 2021
BoP: CA: Goods & Services: Goods (USD mn) 1,162.108 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2016 - Jun 2021
External Debt: Private (USD mn) 10,674.469 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Aug 2021
External Debt: Public (USD mn) 45,706.119 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Aug 2021
Foreign Direct Investment: BPM6 (USD th) 115,110.323 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2016 - Jun 2021
Foreign Direct Investment: Europe: Spain (USD th) 88,442.667 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2018
Foreign Direct Investment: Europe: Netherlands (USD th) 23,806.340 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2018
Foreign Direct Investment: Asia: China (USD th) 12,350.723 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2018
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 4.3 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 2006 - Aug 2021
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 14.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2006 - Dec 2020
Non-Performing Loans (USD mn) 2,050.870 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 2006 - Aug 2021
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 28,673.297 Aug 2021 monthly Dec 2006 - Aug 2021
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 66,318.481 Aug 2021 monthly Dec 2006 - Aug 2021
M2 Growth (%) 10.4 Aug 2021 monthly Dec 2007 - Aug 2021
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 2.0 Mar 2021 monthly Dec 2009 - Mar 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 4,494.4 Sep 2021 monthly Dec 1956 - Sep 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 4.216 Jun 2021 quarterly Dec 2000 - Jun 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 1.3 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 2005 - Aug 2021
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 1,751.926 Sep 2021 monthly Dec 1956 - Sep 2021
Total Deposits (USD mn) 48,283.100 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 2006 - Aug 2021
Total Deposits Growth (%) 13.4 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2007 - Mar 2021
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 48,909.7 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2006 - Mar 2021
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 12.7 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 2007 - Aug 2021
Household Debt (USD mn) 14,380.0 Sep 2021 monthly Oct 2006 - Sep 2021
Total Loans (USD mn) 43,881.380 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2006 - Mar 2021
Total Loans Growth (%) 4.67 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 2007 - Apr 2021
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 46.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2020
EC: Financial Survey: MFSM 2000: Deposits (USD mn) 51,261.444 Aug 2021 monthly Jul 2002 - Aug 2021
EC: Financial Survey: MFSM 2000: Loans (USD mn) 94.805 Aug 2021 monthly Jul 2002 - Aug 2021
International Reserve: Net Currency Position (USD mn) 4,494.396 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 2004 - Sep 2021
Business and Economic Survey Last Frequency Range
Business Confidence Growth (%) 1.0 Oct 2020 monthly May 2008 - Oct 2020
Business Confidence Index: Construction (May2007=100) 450.700 Aug 2021 monthly May 2007 - Aug 2021
Business Confidence Index: Global (May2007=100) 1,495.500 Aug 2021 monthly May 2007 - Aug 2021
Business Confidence Index: Services (May2007=100) 1,201.900 Aug 2021 monthly May 2007 - Aug 2021
Business Confidence Index: Industry (May2007=100) 2,447.800 Aug 2021 monthly May 2007 - Aug 2021
Business Confidence Index: Commerce (May2007=100) 1,983.800 Aug 2021 monthly May 2007 - Aug 2021

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