Nepal Trade Balance

1974 - 2021 | Monthly | USD mn | CEIC Data

Key information about Nepal's Trade Balance

  • Nepal's Trade Balance recorded a deficit of 1.3 USD bn in Nov 2021, compared with a deficit of 1.2 USD bn in the previous month
  • Nepal's Trade Balance data is updated monthly, available from Aug 1974 to Nov 2021, with an averaged value of -71.5 USD mn
  • The data reached an all-time high of 1.7 USD mn in Aug 1975 and a record low of -1.3 USD bn in Apr 2021
CEIC converts monthly Trade Balance into USD. Nepal Rastra Bank provides Trade Balance in local currency. Nepal Rastra Bank average market exchange rate is used for currency conversions. Trade Balance prior to Aug 2003 is sourced from the International Monetary Fund.

Further information about Nepal's Trade Balance

  • In the latest reports, Nepal's Total Exports reached 142.8 USD mn in Nov 2021, an increase of 55.8% YoY (year-on-year)
  • Total Imports recorded 1.4 USD bn in Nov 2021, an increase of 55.8% YoY (year-on-year)

View Nepal's Trade Balance from Aug 1974 to Nov 2021 in the chart:

Nepal Trade Balance

What was Nepal's Trade Balance in Nov 2021?

Nepal's Trade Balance recorded a deficit of 1.3 USD bn in Nov 2021, compared with a deficit of 1.2 USD bn in the previous month See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
-1,294.0 Nov 2021 -1,202.4 Oct 2021 -1,311.0 Apr 2021 1.7 Aug 1975 USD mn monthly Aug 1974 - Nov 2021

Trade Balance by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (USD mn) -404.0 Nov 2021 monthly Oct 1998 - Nov 2021
Algeria (USD mn) -791.7 Jan 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Jan 2020
Argentina (USD mn) 276.3 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1991 - Nov 2021
Armenia (USD mn) -284.3 Nov 2021 monthly Nov 1995 - Nov 2021
Australia (USD mn) 8,190.3 Oct 2021 monthly Jul 1971 - Oct 2021
Austria (USD mn) -568.7 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Sep 2021
Azerbaijan (USD mn) 1,229.1 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Oct 2021
Bahrain (USD mn) -127.1 2020 yearly 1966 - 2020
Bangladesh (USD mn) -2,576.4 Oct 2021 monthly Jul 1986 - Oct 2021
Belarus (USD mn) 522.4 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Oct 2021
Belgium (USD mn) 1,589.2 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Oct 2021
Bolivia (USD mn) 175.9 Nov 2021 monthly Oct 1994 - Nov 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina (USD mn) -310.7 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Mar 2021
Botswana (USD mn) -341.3 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Oct 2021
Brazil (USD mn) 3,936.0 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1959 - Dec 2021
Brunei (USD mn) 272.5 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Sep 2021
Bulgaria (USD mn) -460.5 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Oct 2021
Cambodia (USD mn) -149.8 Aug 2021 monthly Jun 2013 - Aug 2021
Canada (USD mn) 1,683.0 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1988 - Oct 2021
Chile (USD mn) 833.7 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1968 - Nov 2021
China (USD mn) 71,711.4 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1981 - Nov 2021
Colombia (USD mn) -2,014.8 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1958 - Oct 2021
Croatia (USD mn) -1,003.6 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Sep 2021
Cyprus (USD mn) -305.8 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Oct 2021
Czech Republic (USD mn) 802.3 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - Sep 2021
Denmark (USD mn) 109.3 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Oct 2021
Ecuador (USD mn) 386.4 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1965 - Oct 2021
Egypt (USD mn) -2,629.0 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Oct 2021
Estonia (USD mn) -190.6 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Oct 2021
European Union (USD mn) -4,631.6 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Oct 2021
Finland (USD mn) -655.4 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1992 - Oct 2021
France (USD mn) -8,715.1 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Oct 2021
Georgia (USD mn) -576.9 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Nov 2021
Germany (USD mn) 14,395.6 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Oct 2021
Ghana (USD mn) 392.3 Dec 2020 monthly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
Greece (USD mn) -2,506.2 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Oct 2021
Hong Kong SAR, China (USD mn) -1,490.0 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Nov 2021
Hungary (USD mn) -357.0 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1976 - Oct 2021
Iceland (USD mn) -55.4 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Oct 2021
India (USD mn) -21,680.0 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Dec 2021
Indonesia (USD mn) 1,019.2 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1967 - Dec 2021
Iran (USD mn) 14,786.0 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Ireland (USD mn) 7,219.4 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1970 - Oct 2021
Israel (USD mn) -3,345.0 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1988 - Nov 2021
Italy (USD mn) 4,111.9 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Sep 2021
Ivory Coast (USD mn) -13.6 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1981 - Sep 2021
Japan (USD mn) -4,271.1 Nov 2021 monthly Apr 1995 - Nov 2021
Jordan (USD mn) -1,248.2 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1972 - Oct 2021
Kazakhstan (USD mn) 2,173.7 Oct 2021 monthly Sep 1995 - Oct 2021
Kenya (USD mn) -1,109.1 Oct 2021 monthly Oct 1992 - Oct 2021
South Korea (USD mn) -586.0 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Dec 2021
Kosovo (USD mn) -412.3 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Nov 2021
Kuwait (USD mn) 1,817.0 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Mar 2021
Kyrgyzstan (USD mn) -386.8 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Sep 2021
Laos (USD mn) 250.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1992 - Dec 2020
Latvia (USD mn) -312.9 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Oct 2021
Lebanon (USD mn) -723.4 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 1993 - Nov 2020
Lithuania (USD mn) -442.6 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Oct 2021
Luxembourg (USD mn) -1,087.6 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1988 - Oct 2021
Macau SAR, China (USD mn) -1,799.7 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Nov 2021
North Macedonia (USD mn) -272.9 Oct 2021 monthly Dec 1993 - Oct 2021
Malawi (USD mn) -169.6 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1964 - Mar 2021
Malaysia (USD mn) 5,251.2 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1990 - Nov 2021
Malta (USD mn) -156.1 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1960 - Oct 2021
Mauritius (USD mn) -269.7 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 2006 - Oct 2021
Mexico (USD mn) -2,905.9 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Mar 2021
Moldova (USD mn) -293.9 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 2004 - Oct 2021
Mongolia (USD mn) 763.5 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Nov 2021
Montenegro (USD mn) -213.6 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 2005 - Nov 2021
Morocco (USD mn) -1,840.0 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Nov 2021
Mozambique (USD mn) -177.1 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 2011 - Dec 2020
Myanmar (USD mn) 8.9 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Sep 2021
Nepal (USD mn) -1,294.0 Nov 2021 monthly Aug 1974 - Nov 2021
Netherlands (USD mn) 5,238.8 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - Nov 2021
New Zealand (USD mn) -606.6 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Nov 2021
Nigeria (USD mn) -1,093.2 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Sep 2021
Norway (USD mn) 9,003.9 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Nov 2021
Oman (USD mn) 1,179.2 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1975 - Sep 2021
Pakistan (USD mn) -4,900.9 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 1968 - Dec 2021
Palestinian Territory (USD mn) -352.0 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2011 - Feb 2021
Panama (USD mn) -872.7 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1964 - Oct 2021
Paraguay (USD mn) -187.3 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Nov 2021
Peru (USD mn) 1,428.9 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Oct 2021
Philippines (USD mn) -4,016.6 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Oct 2021
Poland (USD mn) -1,120.1 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1986 - Oct 2021
Portugal (USD mn) -2,021.9 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Sep 2021
Qatar (USD mn) 3,620.9 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2014 - Mar 2021
Romania (USD mn) -2,860.3 Oct 2021 monthly Aug 1990 - Oct 2021
Russia (USD mn) 20,053.0 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Oct 2021
Saudi Arabia (USD mn) 35,856.4 2020 yearly 1957 - 2020
Serbia (USD mn) -793.3 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Nov 2021
Singapore (USD mn) 4,603.7 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1976 - Nov 2021
Slovakia (USD mn) 337.4 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 2004 - Oct 2021
Slovenia (USD mn) -525.9 Nov 2021 monthly Nov 1991 - Nov 2021
South Africa (USD mn) 2,307.1 Nov 2021 monthly Oct 2004 - Nov 2021
Spain (USD mn) -3,981.3 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1985 - Oct 2021
Sri Lanka (USD mn) -494.7 Oct 2021 monthly Jan 1982 - Oct 2021
Sudan (USD mn) -226.3 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Sep 2021
Sweden (USD mn) 34.1 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Nov 2021
Switzerland (USD mn) 7,061.8 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Nov 2021

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -10.0 2018 yearly 2012 - 2018
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -110.417 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2017 - Dec 2020
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 412.623 Jun 2019 quarterly Sep 1997 - Jun 2019
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 21.7 2018 yearly 2001 - 2018
National Government Debt (USD mn) 9,555.9 2019 yearly 1990 - 2019
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 27.2 2019 yearly 1990 - 2019
Forecast: Government Expenditure (NPR bn) 2,102.990 2026 yearly 2000 - 2026
Forecast: Government Net Debt (NPR bn) 3,935.230 2026 yearly 2000 - 2026
Forecast: Government Revenue (NPR bn) 1,901.270 2026 yearly 2000 - 2026
Government Debt: Total (NPR mn) 1,047,896.800 2019 yearly 1999 - 2019
Government Domestic Debt: Annual: Bonds & Treasury Bills (NPR mn) 800,320.067 2021 yearly 1986 - 2021
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 0.000 yearly -
Trade Balance (USD mn) -1,294.0 Nov 2021 monthly Aug 1974 - Nov 2021
Total Exports (USD mn) 142.8 Nov 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Nov 2021
Total Exports Growth (%) 86.5 Nov 2021 monthly Aug 2004 - Nov 2021
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 3,097.301 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 10,441.851 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 278.067 2020 yearly 1996 - 2020
Total Imports (USD mn) 1,436.8 Nov 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Nov 2021
Total Imports Growth (%) 55.8 Nov 2021 monthly Aug 2004 - Nov 2021
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 205,524.905 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 45,501.231 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 9.524 Oct 2020 monthly Sep 1983 - Oct 2020
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 14.606 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1981 - Jan 2021
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 1.567 Apr 2021 monthly Apr 2013 - Apr 2021
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 238.726 Apr 2021 monthly Apr 2013 - Apr 2021
Exports: fob: Custom Basis: China (NPR mn) 58.676 Nov 2021 monthly Apr 2013 - Nov 2021
Imports: cif: Custom Basis (NPR mn) 171,771.094 Nov 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Nov 2021
Exports: fob: Custom Basis: India (NPR mn) 14,225.866 Nov 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Nov 2021
Imports: cif: Custom Basis: China (NPR mn) 27,060.960 Nov 2021 monthly Apr 2013 - Nov 2021
Exports: fob: Custom Basis (NPR mn) 17,071.461 Nov 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Nov 2021
Exports: fob: Custom Basis: Other Countries (NPR mn) 2,786.919 Nov 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Nov 2021
Trade Balance: Custom Basis (NPR mn) -154,699.633 Nov 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Nov 2021
Imports: cif: Custom Basis: India (NPR mn) 98,686.329 Nov 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Nov 2021
Imports: cif: Custom Basis: Other Countries (NPR mn) 46,023.805 Nov 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Nov 2021
Exports: Food & Live Animals (NPR mn) 1,956.224 Jul 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Jul 2021
Exports: Manufactured Goods Classified by Materials (NPR mn) 4,200.359 Jul 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Jul 2021
Exports: Chemicals (NPR mn) 520.677 Jul 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Jul 2021
Exports: Crude Materials Inedible: Except Fuel (NPR mn) 263.666 Jul 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Jul 2021
Exports: Miscellaneous Manufactures Articles (NPR mn) 1,215.904 Jul 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Jul 2021
Imports: Manufactured Goods Classified by Materials (NPR mn) 29,973.315 Jul 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Jul 2021
Imports: Chemicals (NPR mn) 18,580.079 Jul 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Jul 2021
Imports: Machinery & Transport Equipments (NPR mn) 33,972.859 Jul 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Jul 2021
Imports: Mineral Fuels, Lubricants & Related Minerals (NPR mn) 23,217.635 Jul 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Jul 2021
Imports: Food & Live Animals (NPR mn) 17,535.568 Jul 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Jul 2021
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -1,278.9 Oct 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Oct 2021
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -7.8 2021 yearly 2001 - 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 42.7 Oct 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Oct 2021
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.5 2021 yearly 2001 - 2021
External Debt (USD mn) 7,121.3 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Jun 2020
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 17.3 2016 yearly 2001 - 2016
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 360.5 2020 yearly 1977 - 2020
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -1.567 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) 1,974.734 Jun 2020 quarterly Dec 2012 - Jun 2020
NP: BoP: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 0.000 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1977 - Jun 2020
NP: BoP: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities (USD mn) 0.000 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1977 - Jun 2020
NP: BoP: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: Assets (USD mn) 0.000 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1977 - Jun 2020
BoP: Current Account: Services (NPR mn) -23,785.585 Oct 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Oct 2021
BoP: Current Account: Income: Debit (NPR mn) -8,810.494 Oct 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Oct 2021
BoP: Financial Account: Liabilities (NPR mn) 81,671.152 Oct 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Oct 2021
BoP: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment (NPR mn) 0.000 Oct 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Oct 2021
BoP: Current Account: Current Transfers (NPR mn) 263,725.090 Oct 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Oct 2021
BoP: Financial Account: Assets: Other Investment (OI) (NPR mn) -20,001.849 Oct 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Oct 2021
BoP: Current Account: Income (NPR mn) 4,667.284 Oct 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Oct 2021
BoP: Current Account: Goods Balance (NPR mn) -396,307.487 Oct 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Oct 2021
BoP: Net Error & Omissions (NPR mn) 30,790.624 Oct 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Oct 2021
BoP: Current Account: Goods: Import cif (NPR mn) -462,305.127 Oct 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Oct 2021
BoP: Reserve Assets & Related Items (RR) (NPR mn) 52,246.882 Oct 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Oct 2021
BoP: Current Account: Current Transfers: Credit (NPR mn) 265,415.721 Oct 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Oct 2021
BoP: Current Account: Goods: Exports fob (NPR mn) 65,997.641 Oct 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Oct 2021
BoP: Current Account (NPR mn) -151,700.698 Oct 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Oct 2021
BoP: Capital Account (NPR mn) 1,923.155 Oct 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Oct 2021
BoP: Current Account: Current Transfers: Debit (NPR mn) -1,690.632 Oct 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Oct 2021
BoP: Current Account: Income: Credit (NPR mn) 13,477.777 Oct 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Oct 2021
BoP: Current Account: Services: Debit (NPR mn) -47,477.668 Oct 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Oct 2021
BoP: Financial Account (NPR mn) 66,740.037 Oct 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Oct 2021
BoP: Current Account: Services: Credit (NPR mn) 23,692.083 Oct 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Oct 2021
BoP: Financial Account: Direct Investment in Nepal (NPR mn) 5,070.734 Oct 2021 quarterly Oct 2002 - Oct 2021
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 2.5 2015 yearly 2003 - 2015
Non-Performing Loans (USD mn) 267.883 2015 yearly 2003 - 2015
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 7,581.386 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Nov 2021
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 43,876.468 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Nov 2021
M2 Growth (%) 16.1 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Nov 2021
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 3.0 Apr 2021 monthly Jul 2003 - Apr 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 10,899.6 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Mar 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 3.000 Apr 2021 monthly Jul 2003 - Apr 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 6.5 Nov 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Nov 2021
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 476.615 Nov 2021 monthly Jul 1957 - Nov 2021
Total Deposits (USD mn) 32,673.849 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Nov 2021
Total Deposits Growth (%) 25.8 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Mar 2021
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 42,671.5 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Nov 2021
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 28.5 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Nov 2021
Total Loans (USD mn) 27,562.428 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Jan 2021
Total Loans Growth (%) 18.13 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Jan 2021
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 71.13 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Monetary Survey: Narrow Money M1 (NPR mn) 903,549.632 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Nov 2021
Monetary Survey: Domestic Credits (DO) (NPR mn) 5,085,587.738 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Nov 2021
Monetary Survey: Broad Money M2 (NPR mn) 5,229,197.430 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Nov 2021
Foreign Reserve (USD mn) 10,030.801 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Nov 2021
Commercial Banks: Deposits exclude Interbank (NPR mn) 3,894,069.339 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Nov 2021
Commercial Banks: Loans & Advances (NPR mn) 1,945,068.90 Jan 2018 monthly Jan 2001 - Jan 2018
CB: NPL (NPR mn) 27,174.060 2015 yearly 2003 - 2015

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