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 164.5 USD mn in Dec 2020.
  • The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 393.3 USD bn in Dec 2021.

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

Current Account Balance by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (USD mn) -221.1 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1993 - Jun 2022
Algeria (USD mn) -2,970.0 Dec 2019 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2019
Argentina (USD mn) -1,130.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1976 - Mar 2022
Armenia (USD mn) -284.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1993 - Mar 2022
Australia (USD mn) 13,083.3 Jun 2022 quarterly Sep 1959 - Jun 2022
Austria (USD mn) 1,310.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1970 - Mar 2022
Azerbaijan (USD mn) 3,952.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2013 - Mar 2022
Bahrain (USD mn) 2,027.0 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2018 - Jun 2022
Bangladesh (USD mn) -1,246.7 Jun 2022 monthly Jul 1997 - Jun 2022
Belarus (USD mn) -1,247.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1996 - Mar 2022
Belgium (USD mn) 112.4 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Mar 2022
Bolivia (USD mn) 274.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1988 - Mar 2022
Bosnia and Herzegovina (USD mn) -239.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2001 - Mar 2022
Botswana (USD mn) 126.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2022
Brazil (USD mn) -3,506.0 May 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - May 2022
Brunei (USD mn) -615.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2001 - Dec 2020
Bulgaria (USD mn) 81.9 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1996 - Jun 2022
Cambodia (USD mn) -2,248.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1994 - Mar 2022
Canada (USD mn) 2,109.1 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1957 - Jun 2022
Chile (USD mn) -6,564.4 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2003 - Jun 2022
China (USD mn) 80,200.0 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1998 - Jun 2022
Colombia (USD mn) -5,039.5 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1996 - Jun 2022
Croatia (USD mn) -2,684.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1993 - Mar 2022
Cyprus (USD mn) -1,192.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2001 - Mar 2022
Czech Republic (USD mn) -1,937.8 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Jun 2022
Denmark (USD mn) 5,417.2 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2005 - Jul 2022
Ecuador (USD mn) 808.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1993 - Mar 2022
Egypt (USD mn) -5,791.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1993 - Mar 2022
Estonia (USD mn) -88.1 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - Jul 2022
European Union (USD mn) -6,677.1 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Jun 2022
Finland (USD mn) -301.0 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1980 - Jul 2022
France (USD mn) -5,417.5 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - Jul 2022
Georgia (USD mn) -598.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2022
Germany (USD mn) 13,821.6 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1991 - Jun 2022
Ghana (USD mn) -690.6 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Jun 2022
Greece (USD mn) -763.9 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Jun 2022
Hong Kong SAR, China (USD mn) 10,126.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Hungary (USD mn) -2,268.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1989 - Mar 2022
Iceland (USD mn) -299.6 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1976 - Jun 2022
India (USD mn) -13,403.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 1949 - Mar 2022
Indonesia (USD mn) 3,853.3 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1981 - Jun 2022
Iran (USD mn) -707.7 2021 yearly 1997 - 2021
Ireland (USD mn) 16,869.4 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1981 - Jun 2022
Israel (USD mn) 5,126.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1992 - Mar 2022
Italy (USD mn) -1,175.5 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1970 - Jun 2022
Ivory Coast (USD mn) -2,749.7 2021 yearly 1975 - 2021
Japan (USD mn) -4,601.0 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1996 - Jul 2022
Jordan (USD mn) -1,334.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1977 - Mar 2022
Kazakhstan (USD mn) 4,135.3 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 1997 - Jun 2022
Kenya (USD mn) -271.0 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2002 - Mar 2022
South Korea (USD mn) -1,725.8 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1980 - Jul 2022
Kosovo (USD mn) -345.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2009 - Mar 2022
Kuwait (USD mn) 13,069.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2022
Kyrgyzstan (USD mn) -1,050.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1993 - Mar 2022
Laos (USD mn) -155.8 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1994 - Jun 2022
Latvia (USD mn) -220.6 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Jul 2022
Lebanon (USD mn) 55.3 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Dec 2021
Lithuania (USD mn) -110.5 May 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - May 2022
Luxembourg (USD mn) 493.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2022
Macau SAR, China (USD mn) 3,878.6 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
North Macedonia (USD mn) 1.2 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Jun 2022
Malawi (USD mn) -1,462.4 2021 yearly 1977 - 2021
Malaysia (USD mn) 1,016.0 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Jun 2022
Malta (USD mn) -19.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2022
Mauritius (USD mn) -340.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2017 - Mar 2022
Mexico (USD mn) -703.5 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1980 - Jun 2022
Moldova (USD mn) -532.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1994 - Mar 2022
Mongolia (USD mn) -222.9 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2009 - Jul 2022
Montenegro (USD mn) -379.0 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2004 - Jun 2022
Morocco (USD mn) -1,733.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2014 - Mar 2022
Mozambique (USD mn) -229.2 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1996 - Jun 2022
Myanmar (USD mn) -624.7 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 1976 - Sep 2021
Nepal (USD mn) -890.1 Jul 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jul 2022
Netherlands (USD mn) 22,696.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1967 - Mar 2022
New Zealand (USD mn) -4,629.0 Jun 2022 quarterly Jun 1971 - Jun 2022
Nigeria (USD mn) 2,577.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Norway (USD mn) 29,371.8 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1981 - Jun 2022
Oman (USD mn) -8,660.6 2020 yearly 1974 - 2020
Pakistan (USD mn) -4,235.0 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1976 - Jun 2022
Palestinian Territory (USD mn) -623.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
Panama (USD mn) -292.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1998 - Mar 2022
Paraguay (USD mn) -790.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2022
Peru (USD mn) -2,848.7 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1977 - Jun 2022
Philippines (USD mn) -2,441.6 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - Mar 2022
Poland (USD mn) -1,771.0 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Jul 2022
Portugal (USD mn) -672.5 May 2022 monthly Jan 1996 - May 2022
Qatar (USD mn) 10,266.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
Romania (USD mn) -3,263.9 Jul 2022 monthly Jun 2002 - Jul 2022
Russia (USD mn) 16,500.0 Aug 2022 monthly Jan 2012 - Aug 2022
Saudi Arabia (USD mn) 37,410.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
Serbia (USD mn) -469.2 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2013 - Jun 2022
Singapore (USD mn) 19,934.4 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1986 - Jun 2022
Slovakia (USD mn) -102.9 May 2022 monthly Jan 1997 - May 2022
Slovenia (USD mn) -103.7 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Jul 2022
South Africa (USD mn) -1,388.5 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1960 - Jun 2022
Spain (USD mn) 46.5 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - Jun 2022
Sri Lanka (USD mn) -1,331.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1977 - Mar 2022
Sudan (USD mn) -169.4 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1977 - Jun 2022
Sweden (USD mn) 3,657.2 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1975 - Jun 2022
Switzerland (USD mn) 20,622.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1983 - Mar 2022

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -4.8 Mar 2019 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2019
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -13,054.478 Mar 2020 quarterly Jun 2005 - Mar 2020
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 38,295.238 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 5.8 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 9.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2021
Forecast: Government Expenditure (IRR bn) 48,431,375.310 2028 yearly 1991 - 2028
Forecast: Government Net Debt (IRR bn) 118,430,357.100 2028 yearly 1997 - 2028
Forecast: Government Revenue (IRR bn) 25,244,384.530 2028 yearly 1991 - 2028
Govt Revenues excl Special Rev: Tax: on Goods & Services: Value Added (IRR bn) 388,100.000 2020 yearly 2009 - 2020
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 1.488 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) 23,368.0 2021 yearly 1948 - 2021
Total Exports (USD mn) 72,345.0 2021 yearly 1948 - 2021
Total Exports Growth (%) 54.2 2021 yearly 1949 - 2021
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 599,149.522 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 82,007.491 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 91,409.401 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Total Imports (USD mn) 38,893.0 2021 yearly 1979 - 2021
Total Imports Growth (%) -11.7 2021 yearly 1980 - 2021
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 958,136.222 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 703,280.906 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 0.125 May 2022 monthly Feb 2016 - May 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 2.080 May 2022 monthly May 2001 - May 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 663.240 May 2022 monthly Dec 1990 - May 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 514.304 May 2022 monthly Jan 1981 - May 2022
Exports (USD mn) 34,861.000 2021 yearly 1979 - 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: Iraq (USD mn) 7,448.430 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: China (USD mn) 9,077.120 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Russia (USD mn) 504.580 2021 yearly 1995 - 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: Miscellaneous Finished Products (MF) (USD mn) 1,455.590 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: Germany (USD mn) 1,851.170 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Imports: United Arab Emirates (USD mn) 9,757.790 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Imports: Russia (USD mn) 1,070.260 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Imports: China (USD mn) 9,843.010 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Imports: Turkey (USD mn) 4,400.090 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 (%) -0.1 2021 yearly 1997 - 2021
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) 164.500 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.0 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
External Debt (USD mn) 9,142.1 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 1.0 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 1,966.2 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 0.2 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) 9.784 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
BoP: CA: Income: Credit (USD mn) 1,147.800 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
BoP: CA: CF: Capital Account: Debit (USD mn) -5,969.000 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
BoP: CA: Goods (USD mn) 3,235.800 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: Services (USD mn) -3,998.700 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
BoP: CA: CF: Capital Account: Credit (USD mn) 0.000 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
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: Income: Debit (USD mn) 1,747.100 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
BoP: CA: Current Transfers: Credit (USD mn) 996.600 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 7.1 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 2011 - Dec 2021
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 281,428.571 Jul 2022 monthly Dec 1999 - Jul 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 1,250,033.333 Jul 2022 monthly Dec 1999 - Jul 2022
M2 Growth (%) 37.4 Jul 2022 monthly Dec 2000 - Jul 2022
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 10.0 Aug 2022 monthly Mar 2008 - Aug 2022
Total Deposits (USD mn) 810,159.524 2020 yearly 1973 - 2020
Total Deposits Growth (%) 41.1 2020 yearly 1974 - 2020
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 (%) 60.30 2016 yearly 1961 - 2016
Money Supply: M2: Quasi Money (IRR bn) 40,681,400.000 Jul 2022 monthly Dec 1999 - Jul 2022
Money Supply: M2: M1 (IRR bn) 11,820,000.000 Jul 2022 monthly Dec 1999 - Jul 2022
Money Supply: Monetary Base (IRR bn) 6,530,300.000 Jul 2022 monthly Dec 1999 - Jul 2022

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