Iran Current Account Balance

1997 - 2021 | Yearly | USD mn | CEIC Data

Key information about Iran Current Account Balance

  • Iran Current Account recorded a deficit of 707.7 USD mn in Mar 2021, compared with a surplus of 3.8 USD bn in the previous year.
  • Iran Current Account Balance: USD mn data is updated yearly, available from Mar 1997 to Mar 2021, with an averaged value of 9.5 USD bn.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 58.5 USD bn in Mar 2012 and a record low of -3.9 USD bn in Mar 1999.
  • CEIC extends history for annual Current Account Balance. The Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran provides Current Account Balance in USD based on BPM5. Current Account Balance prior to 1998 is based on BPM4. Current Account Balance is in annual frequency, ending in March of each year.
  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increased by 1.2 USD bn in Dec 2020.
  • Iran Direct Investment Abroad expanded by 156.0 USD mn in Dec 2018.
  • Its Foreign Portfolio Investment increased by 94.5 USD mn in Dec 2019.
  • The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 223.3 USD bn in Sep 2020.

View Iran's Current Account Balance from 1997 to 2021 in the chart:

Iran Current Account Balance

What was Iran's Current Account Balance in 2021?

Iran Current Account recorded a deficit of 707.7 USD mn in Mar 2021, compared with a surplus of 3.8 USD bn in the previous year. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
-707.7 2021 3,754.2 2020 -3,884.0 1999 58,507.0 2012 USD mn yearly 1997 - 2021

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (USD mn) -293.2 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Jun 2021
Algeria (USD mn) -2,970.0 Dec 2019 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2019
Argentina (USD mn) 2,763.4 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1976 - Jun 2021
Armenia (USD mn) 51.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2020
Australia (USD mn) 15,759.1 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 1959 - Jun 2021
Austria (USD mn) -1,660.8 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1970 - Jun 2021
Azerbaijan (USD mn) 1,250.7 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Jun 2021
Bahrain (USD mn) -663.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2018 - Dec 2020
Bangladesh (USD mn) -1,673.1 Jun 2021 monthly Jul 1997 - Jun 2021
Belarus (USD mn) 1,085.1 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Jun 2021
Belgium (USD mn) 2,027.7 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Jun 2021
Bolivia (USD mn) 334.1 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1988 - Jun 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina (USD mn) -70.2 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2001 - Mar 2021
Botswana (USD mn) 430.7 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2021
Brazil (USD mn) 1,683.7 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Aug 2021
Brunei (USD mn) -615.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2001 - Dec 2020
Bulgaria (USD mn) 397.8 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - Jul 2021
Cambodia (USD mn) -3,144.7 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1994 - Jun 2021
Canada (USD mn) 2,916.2 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1957 - Jun 2021
Chile (USD mn) 503.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2003 - Dec 2020
China (USD mn) 53,302.1 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1998 - Jun 2021
Colombia (USD mn) -4,635.6 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Jun 2021
Croatia (USD mn) -966.9 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Jun 2021
Cyprus (USD mn) -781.8 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2001 - Jun 2021
Czech Republic (USD mn) -900.6 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Jul 2021
Denmark (USD mn) 3,033.8 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 2005 - Jul 2021
Ecuador (USD mn) 1,156.0 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Jun 2021
Egypt (USD mn) -4,849.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1993 - Dec 2020
Estonia (USD mn) -107.9 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jul 2021
European Union (USD mn) 116,391.0 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Jun 2021
Finland (USD mn) 660.8 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1980 - Jul 2021
France (USD mn) -4,101.9 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jul 2021
Georgia (USD mn) -381.4 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Jun 2021
Germany (USD mn) 28,928.8 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1991 - Feb 2021
Ghana (USD mn) -709.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Sep 2020
Greece (USD mn) 636.1 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Jul 2021
Hong Kong SAR, China (USD mn) 8,821.1 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Jun 2021
Hungary (USD mn) -796.3 Jun 2021 quarterly Dec 1989 - Jun 2021
Iceland (USD mn) -251.5 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1976 - Jun 2021
India (USD mn) 6,526.4 Jun 2021 quarterly Jun 1949 - Jun 2021
Indonesia (USD mn) -2,231.3 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1981 - Jun 2021
Iran (USD mn) -707.7 2021 yearly 1997 - 2021
Ireland (USD mn) 18,070.4 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1981 - Jun 2021
Israel (USD mn) 5,105.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1992 - Dec 2020
Italy (USD mn) 9,394.0 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1970 - Jul 2021
Ivory Coast (USD mn) -1,348.7 2019 yearly 1975 - 2019
Japan (USD mn) 12,824.2 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - Jul 2021
Jordan (USD mn) -1,583.4 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1977 - Mar 2021
Kazakhstan (USD mn) -1,530.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1997 - Dec 2020
Kenya (USD mn) -415.0 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
South Korea (USD mn) 9,261.4 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1980 - Feb 2021
Kosovo (USD mn) -358.6 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2009 - Jun 2021
Kuwait (USD mn) 8,084.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
Kyrgyzstan (USD mn) -82.9 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Mar 2021
Laos (USD mn) -46.5 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1994 - Jun 2021
Latvia (USD mn) -206.9 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Jul 2021
Lebanon (USD mn) -133.4 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
Lithuania (USD mn) -95.8 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Jul 2021
Luxembourg (USD mn) 767.0 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Jun 2021
Macau SAR, China (USD mn) 2,966.6 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
North Macedonia (USD mn) 1.5 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Jun 2021
Malawi (USD mn) -1,412.4 2020 yearly 1977 - 2020
Malaysia (USD mn) 3,492.1 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Jun 2021
Malta (USD mn) -461.3 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Jun 2021
Mauritius (USD mn) -452.0 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2017 - Jun 2021
Mexico (USD mn) 6,286.1 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Jun 2021
Moldova (USD mn) -506.5 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1994 - Jun 2021
Mongolia (USD mn) -167.6 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 2009 - Aug 2021
Montenegro (USD mn) -297.5 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Jun 2021
Morocco (USD mn) -2,311.2 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2021
Mozambique (USD mn) -731.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2020
Myanmar (USD mn) -198.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1976 - Sep 2020
Nepal (USD mn) -1,069.0 Jul 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jul 2021
Netherlands (USD mn) 28,416.3 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1967 - Jun 2021
New Zealand (USD mn) -2,127.8 Jun 2021 quarterly Jun 1971 - Jun 2021
Nigeria (USD mn) -3,337.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Norway (USD mn) 11,135.4 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1981 - Jun 2021
Oman (USD mn) -8,660.6 2020 yearly 1974 - 2020
Pakistan (USD mn) -2,457.0 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1976 - Jun 2021
Palestinian Territory (USD mn) -291.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2020
Panama (USD mn) -225.2 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1998 - Mar 2021
Paraguay (USD mn) 209.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2020
Peru (USD mn) -2,103.9 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1977 - Jun 2021
Philippines (USD mn) -455.0 Jun 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jun 2021
Poland (USD mn) -1,983.0 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Aug 2021
Portugal (USD mn) -914.9 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - Jul 2021
Qatar (USD mn) 75.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2020
Romania (USD mn) -1,838.2 Jul 2021 monthly Jun 2002 - Jul 2021
Russia (USD mn) 3,700.0 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2012 - Mar 2021
Saudi Arabia (USD mn) 2,317.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2020
Serbia (USD mn) -58.7 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2013 - Feb 2021
Singapore (USD mn) 19,243.0 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1986 - Jun 2021
Slovakia (USD mn) -370.5 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Jul 2021
Slovenia (USD mn) 247.3 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Jul 2021
South Africa (USD mn) 6,068.7 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1960 - Jun 2021
Spain (USD mn) 2,944.6 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 1990 - Jul 2021
Sri Lanka (USD mn) -990.2 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1977 - Jun 2021
Sudan (USD mn) 43.3 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1977 - Mar 2021
Sweden (USD mn) 9,541.7 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1975 - Jun 2021
Switzerland (USD mn) 11,537.5 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1983 - Jun 2021

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -4.9 Mar 2019 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2019
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) 2,119.524 Mar 2019 quarterly Jun 2005 - Mar 2019
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 30,033.352 2018 yearly 1996 - 2018
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 6.6 2018 yearly 1996 - 2018
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 16.5 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Sep 2020
Forecast: Government Expenditure (IRR bn) 34,492,454.660 2026 yearly 1990 - 2026
Forecast: Government Net Debt (IRR bn) 67,187,932.800 2026 yearly 1996 - 2026
Forecast: Government Revenue (IRR bn) 17,640,779.420 2026 yearly 1990 - 2026
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 3.612 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Trade Balance (USD mn) 14,786.0 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Total Exports (USD mn) 1,827,723,956.8 2015 yearly 1950 - 2015
Total Exports Growth (%) -18.5 2020 yearly 1951 - 2020
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 308,742.838 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 91,255.199 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 102,286.387 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Imports (USD mn) 43,168.8 2019 yearly 1979 - 2019
Total Imports Growth (%) -11.7 2021 yearly 1980 - 2021
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 828,080.043 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 582,505.611 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 0.174 Oct 2020 monthly Feb 2016 - Oct 2020
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 1.965 Jan 2021 monthly May 2001 - Jan 2021
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 371.611 Feb 2021 monthly Dec 1990 - Feb 2021
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 406.608 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1981 - Feb 2021
Exports: IG: Plastic Materials and Their Products (USD mn) 5,639.000 2019 yearly 2002 - 2019
Exports: Industrial Goods (IG) (USD mn) 33,233.350 2019 yearly 1979 - 2019
Exports: Russia (USD mn) 504.580 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Iraq (USD mn) 7,448.430 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: China (USD mn) 9,077.120 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: United Arab Emirates (USD mn) 4,661.620 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Germany (USD mn) 233.060 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports (USD mn) 34,998.000 2021 yearly 1979 - 2021
Imports: Miscellaneous Finished Products (MF) (USD mn) 1,455.590 2021 yearly 1979 - 2021
Imports: Chemicals (USD mn) 6,212.880 2021 yearly 1979 - 2021
Imports: Mineral Products, Fuels, Industrial Oils and Grease (MP) (USD mn) 487.690 2021 yearly 1979 - 2021
Imports: Foodstuffs and Live Animals (FA) (USD mn) 7,670.380 2021 yearly 1979 - 2021
Imports: Machinery and Transportation Vehicles (MT) (USD mn) 13,616.510 2021 yearly 1979 - 2021
Imports: Natural Gas (Cub m bn) 0.300 2021 yearly 1974 - 2021
Imports: China (USD mn) 9,843.010 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Imports: Turkey (USD mn) 4,400.090 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Imports: Russia (USD mn) 1,070.260 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Imports: Germany (USD mn) 1,851.170 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Imports: United Arab Emirates (USD mn) 9,757.790 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 156.0 2018 yearly 1997 - 2018
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -707.7 2021 yearly 1997 - 2021
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 0.6 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 1,224.0 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.1 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 94.500 2019 yearly 1997 - 2019
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.0 2019 yearly 1997 - 2019
External Debt (USD mn) 9,142.0 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 1.1 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 1,538.9 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 0.2 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) 10.294 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
BoP: CA: Income (USD mn) -599.300 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
BoP: CA: Current Transfers: Debit (USD mn) 342.100 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
BoP: CA: Services (USD mn) -3,998.700 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
BoP: CA: Income: Debit (USD mn) 1,747.100 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
BoP: CA: CF: Capital Account: Debit (USD mn) -5,133.000 2019 yearly 1998 - 2019
BoP: CA: Goods (USD mn) 3,235.800 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
BoP: CA: Current Transfers: Credit (USD mn) 996.600 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
BoP: CA: Current Transfers (USD mn) 654.500 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
BoP: CA: Errors and Omissions (USD mn) -817.000 2019 yearly 1998 - 2019
BoP: CA: Income: Credit (USD mn) 1,147.800 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
BoP: CA: CF: Capital Account: Credit (USD mn) 0.000 2019 yearly 1998 - 2019
External Debt: Medium and Long Term (USD mn) 7,175.900 2021 yearly 1992 - 2021
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 8.7 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2011 - Sep 2020
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 172,902.381 Jun 2021 monthly Dec 1999 - Jun 2021
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 882,238.095 Jun 2021 monthly Dec 1999 - Jun 2021
M2 Growth (%) 39.1 Aug 2021 monthly Dec 2000 - Aug 2021
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 10.0 Apr 2021 monthly Mar 2008 - Apr 2021
Total Deposits (USD mn) 810,159.524 2020 yearly 1973 - 2020
Total Deposits Growth (%) 31.9 2019 yearly 1974 - 2019
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 276,897.2 Feb 2017 monthly Jan 1964 - Feb 2017
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 25.8 Feb 2017 monthly Jan 1965 - Feb 2017
Total Loans (USD mn) 236,845.352 2016 yearly 1967 - 2016
Total Loans Growth (%) 23.00 2016 yearly 1968 - 2016
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 66.06 2016 yearly 1961 - 2016
Money Supply: Monetary Base (IRR bn) 4,588,900.000 Mar 2021 monthly Dec 1999 - Mar 2021
Money Supply: M2: Quasi Money (IRR bn) 29,792,100.000 Jun 2021 monthly Dec 1999 - Jun 2021
Money Supply: M2: M1 (IRR bn) 7,261,900.000 Jun 2021 monthly Dec 1999 - Jun 2021

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