Iran Current Account Balance

1997 - 2020 | Yearly | USD mn | CEIC Data

Iran Current Account recorded a surplus of 3.8 USD bn in Mar 2020, compared with a surplus of 26.7 USD bn in the previous year. Iran Current Account Balance: USD mn data is updated yearly, available from Mar 1997 to Mar 2020, with an averaged value of 11.4 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 2.4 USD bn in Dec 2017. Iran Direct Investment Abroad expanded by 100.0 USD mn in Dec 2017. Its Foreign Portfolio Investment increased by 73.4 USD mn in Dec 2017. The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 150.8 USD bn in Jun 2020.

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Iran Current Account Balance

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Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
3,754.0 2020 26,741.0 2019 -3,884.0 1999 58,507.0 2012 USD mn yearly 1997 - 2020

Current Account Balance by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (USD mn) -226.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1993 - Sep 2020
Algeria (USD mn) -2,970.0 Dec 2019 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2019
Argentina (USD mn) -1,371.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1976 - Dec 2020
Armenia (USD mn) -70.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1993 - Sep 2020
Australia (USD mn) 10,607.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 1959 - Dec 2020
Austria (USD mn) 1,910.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1970 - Dec 2020
Azerbaijan (USD mn) -806.5 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2013 - Sep 2020
Bahrain (USD mn) -713.7 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2018 - Sep 2020
Bangladesh (USD mn) 65.5 Dec 2020 monthly Jul 1997 - Dec 2020
Belarus (USD mn) 297.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2020
Belgium (USD mn) -386.5 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 1995 - Sep 2020
Bolivia (USD mn) 11.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1988 - Dec 2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina (USD mn) -230.6 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2001 - Sep 2020
Botswana (USD mn) -332.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Sep 2020
Brazil (USD mn) -7,253.2 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Jan 2021
Brunei (USD mn) 11.2 Dec 2019 quarterly Mar 2001 - Dec 2019
Bulgaria (USD mn) 103.5 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - Jan 2021
Cambodia (USD mn) -1,954.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2020
Canada (USD mn) -5,571.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1957 - Dec 2020
Chile (USD mn) -25.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2003 - Sep 2020
China (USD mn) 130,200.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2020
Colombia (USD mn) -3,114.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2020
Croatia (USD mn) -446.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2020
Cyprus (USD mn) -952.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2001 - Dec 2020
Czech Republic (USD mn) 1,334.1 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Jan 2021
Denmark (USD mn) 2,480.6 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2005 - Jan 2021
Ecuador (USD mn) 1,213.6 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1993 - Sep 2020
Egypt (USD mn) -2,784.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 1993 - Sep 2020
Estonia (USD mn) -20.5 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jan 2021
European Union (USD mn) 144,082.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Finland (USD mn) -85.2 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1980 - Jan 2021
France (USD mn) -1,955.8 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Jan 2021
Georgia (USD mn) -560.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1995 - Sep 2020
Germany (USD mn) 30,687.7 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1991 - Dec 2020
Ghana (USD mn) -709.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Sep 2020
Greece (USD mn) -530.6 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Jan 2021
Hong Kong SAR, China (USD mn) 3,984.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Hungary (USD mn) 149.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1989 - Dec 2020
Iceland (USD mn) 164.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1976 - Dec 2020
India (USD mn) -1,723.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1949 - Dec 2020
Indonesia (USD mn) 795.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1981 - Dec 2020
Iran (USD mn) 3,754.0 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
Ireland (USD mn) 8,477.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1981 - Dec 2020
Israel (USD mn) 6,362.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1992 - Sep 2020
Italy (USD mn) 864.6 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1970 - Jan 2021
Ivory Coast (USD mn) -1,348.7 2019 yearly 1975 - 2019
Japan (USD mn) 14,450.4 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - Jan 2021
Jordan (USD mn) -1,176.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1977 - Dec 2020
Kazakhstan (USD mn) -1,728.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1997 - Dec 2020
Kenya (USD mn) -415.0 Sep 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2020
South Korea (USD mn) 13,282.2 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1980 - Dec 2020
Kosovo (USD mn) -197.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2009 - Dec 2020
Kuwait (USD mn) 351.1 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
Kyrgyzstan (USD mn) -6.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2020
Laos (USD mn) -10.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2020
Latvia (USD mn) 109.6 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Jan 2021
Lebanon (USD mn) -242.6 Jun 2020 monthly Jan 2002 - Jun 2020
Lithuania (USD mn) 357.5 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Jan 2021
Luxembourg (USD mn) -209.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2020
Macau SAR, China (USD mn) 18,555.8 2019 yearly 2002 - 2019
North Macedonia (USD mn) -68.8 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2001 - Dec 2020
Malawi (USD mn) -1,220.2 2019 yearly 1977 - 2019
Malaysia (USD mn) 4,618.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Malta (USD mn) -107.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2020
Mauritius (USD mn) -465.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2017 - Dec 2020
Mexico (USD mn) 17,408.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1980 - Dec 2020
Moldova (USD mn) -230.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2020
Mongolia (USD mn) -30.6 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2009 - Jan 2021
Montenegro (USD mn) -271.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2020
Morocco (USD mn) 128.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2020
Mozambique (USD mn) -1,384.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1996 - Sep 2020
Myanmar (USD mn) -910.6 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1976 - Jun 2020
Nepal (USD mn) -419.6 Jan 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2021
Netherlands (USD mn) 16,972.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1967 - Sep 2020
New Zealand (USD mn) -1,436.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1971 - Dec 2020
Nigeria (USD mn) -3,337.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2020
Norway (USD mn) 1,026.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1981 - Dec 2020
Oman (USD mn) -4,140.4 2019 yearly 1974 - 2019
Pakistan (USD mn) 266.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1976 - Dec 2020
Palestinian Territory (USD mn) -199.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Sep 2020
Panama (USD mn) 17.8 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Sep 2020
Paraguay (USD mn) 298.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2020
Peru (USD mn) 738.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1977 - Dec 2020
Philippines (USD mn) 1,010.0 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1999 - Dec 2020
Poland (USD mn) 3,968.0 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Jan 2021
Portugal (USD mn) -103.5 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - Jan 2021
Qatar (USD mn) -2,328.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Sep 2020
Romania (USD mn) -291.1 Jan 2021 monthly Jun 2002 - Jan 2021
Russia (USD mn) 6,800.0 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2012 - Jan 2021
Saudi Arabia (USD mn) 2,321.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2020
Serbia (USD mn) -21.2 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2013 - Dec 2020
Singapore (USD mn) 14,572.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1986 - Dec 2020
Slovakia (USD mn) -226.7 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1997 - Dec 2020
Slovenia (USD mn) 352.8 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Jan 2021
South Africa (USD mn) 3,165.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1960 - Dec 2020
Spain (USD mn) 887.0 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1990 - Dec 2020
Sri Lanka (USD mn) 240.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1977 - Sep 2020
Sudan (USD mn) -1,060.6 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1977 - Sep 2020
Sweden (USD mn) 6,660.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1975 - Dec 2020
Switzerland (USD mn) -3,155.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1983 - Dec 2020

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -5.4 Sep 2018 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2018
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -7,959.678 Sep 2018 quarterly Jun 2005 - Sep 2018
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 30,033.352 2018 yearly 1996 - 2018
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 7.6 2017 yearly 1996 - 2017
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 15.8 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Jun 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) 594,735,573.2 2015 yearly 1950 - 2015
Total Exports (USD mn) 1,827,723,956.8 2015 yearly 1950 - 2015
Total Exports Growth (%) -20.7 2015 yearly 1951 - 2015
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 190,071.920 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 84,395.350 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 72,074.107 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Imports (USD mn) 43,168.8 2019 yearly 1979 - 2019
Total Imports Growth (%) -20.7 2019 yearly 1980 - 2019
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 934,501.038 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 645,599.352 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 0.174 Oct 2020 monthly Feb 2016 - Oct 2020
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 2.578 Aug 2020 monthly May 2001 - Aug 2020
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 470.225 Nov 2020 monthly Dec 1990 - Nov 2020
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 457.600 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1981 - Dec 2020
Exports: Industrial Goods (IG) (USD mn) 33,233.350 2019 yearly 1979 - 2019
Exports: IG: Plastic Materials and Their Products (USD mn) 5,639.000 2019 yearly 2002 - 2019
Exports (USD mn) 39,580.350 2019 yearly 1979 - 2019
Exports: Russia (USD mn) 283.880 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: United Arab Emirates (USD mn) 4,315.910 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Iraq (USD mn) 8,990.520 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Germany (USD mn) 256.930 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: China (USD mn) 8,828.330 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Imports: Mineral Products, Fuels, Industrial Oils and Grease (MP) (USD mn) 1,712.420 2019 yearly 1979 - 2019
Imports: Foodstuffs and Live Animals (FA) (USD mn) 7,971.260 2019 yearly 1979 - 2019
Imports: Chemicals (USD mn) 6,385.610 2019 yearly 1979 - 2019
Imports: Machinery and Transportation Vehicles (MT) (USD mn) 16,150.750 2019 yearly 1979 - 2019
Imports: Miscellaneous Finished Products (MF) (USD mn) 1,676.920 2019 yearly 1979 - 2019
Imports: Natural Gas (Cub m bn) 3.900 2018 yearly 1974 - 2018
Imports: United Arab Emirates (USD mn) 6,617.740 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Imports: Turkey (USD mn) 2,635.650 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Imports: Germany (USD mn) 2,488.510 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Imports: China (USD mn) 10,413.860 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Imports: Russia (USD mn) 1,354.290 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 100.0 2017 yearly 1997 - 2017
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 3,754.0 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 0.6 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 905.6 2019 yearly 1997 - 2019
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.2 2019 yearly 1997 - 2019
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.0 2017 yearly 1997 - 2017
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 73.400 2017 yearly 1997 - 2017
External Debt (USD mn) 9,031.3 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 1.6 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 1,538.9 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 0.3 2020 yearly 1994 - 2020
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) 10.294 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
BoP: CA: CF: Capital Account: Credit (USD mn) 0.000 2019 yearly 1998 - 2019
BoP: CA: Current Transfers: Debit (USD mn) 372.000 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
BoP: CA: Goods (USD mn) 7,155.000 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
BoP: CA: Current Transfers: Credit (USD mn) 1,010.000 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
BoP: CA: Income (USD mn) 14.000 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
BoP: CA: Current Transfers (USD mn) 637.000 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
BoP: CA: Income: Credit (USD mn) 1,687.000 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
BoP: CA: Income: Debit (USD mn) 1,672.000 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
BoP: CA: CF: Capital Account: Debit (USD mn) -5,133.000 2019 yearly 1998 - 2019
BoP: CA: Errors and Omissions (USD mn) -817.000 2019 yearly 1998 - 2019
BoP: CA: Services (USD mn) -4,053.000 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
External Debt: Medium and Long Term (USD mn) 7,492.400 2020 yearly 1992 - 2020
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 10.5 Jun 2020 monthly Jan 2011 - Jun 2020
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 146,911.905 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 1999 - Dec 2020
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 745,242.857 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 1999 - Dec 2020
M2 Growth (%) 38.4 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 2000 - Dec 2020
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 10.0 Feb 2021 monthly Mar 2008 - Feb 2021
Total Deposits (USD mn) 574,050.000 2019 yearly 1973 - 2019
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) 4,075,400.000 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 1999 - Dec 2020
Money Supply: M2: M1 (IRR bn) 6,170,300.000 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 1999 - Dec 2020
Money Supply: M2: Quasi Money (IRR bn) 25,129,900.000 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 1999 - Dec 2020

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