Panama Current Account Balance: % of GDP

2007 - 2021 | Quarterly | % | CEIC Data

Key information about Panama Current Account Balance: % of GDP

  • Panama Current Account deficit accounted for 3.5 % of the country's Nominal GDP in Dec 2021, compared with a 3.2 % deficit in the previous quarter.
  • Panama Current Account Balance: % of Nominal GDP data is updated quarterly, available from Mar 2007 to Dec 2021, with an average value of -7.5 %.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 4.0 % in Dec 2020 and a record low of -19.0 % in Sep 2008.

CEIC calculates Current Account Balance as % of Nominal GDP from quarterly Current Account Balance and quarterly Nominal GDP. The National Institute of Statistics and Census provides Current Account Balance in local currency based on BPM6 and Nominal GDP in local currency. Current Account Balance prior to Q1 2013 is based on BPM5.


Key information about Panama Current Account Balance: % of GDP

  • In the latest reports of Panama, Current Account recorded a deficit of 650.7 USD mn in Dec 2021.
  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increased by 697.3 USD mn in Dec 2021.
  • Panama Direct Investment Abroad expanded by 27.2 USD mn in Dec 2021.
  • Its Foreign Portfolio Investment fell by 31.9 USD mn in Dec 2021.
  • The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 15.0 USD bn in Dec 2020.

View Panama's Current Account Balance: % of GDP from Mar 2007 to Dec 2021 in the chart:

Panama Current Account Balance: % of GDP

What was Panama's Current Account Balance: % of GDP in Dec 2021?

Panama Current Account deficit accounted for 3.5 % of the country's Nominal GDP in Dec 2021, compared with a 3.2 % deficit in the previous quarter. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
-3.5 Dec 2021 -3.2 Sep 2021 -19.0 Sep 2008 4.0 Dec 2020 % quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2021

Current Account Balance: % of GDP by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) -13.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2021
Algeria (%) -3.8 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Sep 2021
Argentina (%) 0.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2021
Armenia (%) -9.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 1994 - Dec 2021
Australia (%) 2.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Sep 1959 - Dec 2021
Austria (%) -0.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1970 - Dec 2021
Azerbaijan (%) 25.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2021
Bahrain (%) 10.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2018 - Dec 2021
Bangladesh (%) -0.9 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
Belarus (%) 4.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Belgium (%) -4.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Bolivia (%) -1.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1990 - Dec 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) -2.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2021
Botswana (%) -7.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2021
Brazil (%) -4.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Brunei (%) -20.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2020
Bulgaria (%) -6.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Sep 1999 - Dec 2021
Cambodia (%) -54.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2010 - Dec 2021
Canada (%) -0.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1957 - Dec 2021
Chile (%) -9.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
China (%) 2.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1998 - Mar 2022
Colombia (%) -7.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Croatia (%) -3.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Cyprus (%) -2.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2021
Czech Republic (%) -3.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Denmark (%) 10.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1990 - Dec 2021
Ecuador (%) 2.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2021
Egypt (%) -5.3 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 2001 - Jun 2021
Estonia (%) 5.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
European Union (%) 1.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2021
Finland (%) 0.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1990 - Dec 2021
France (%) -2.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1997 - Mar 2022
Georgia (%) -9.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Germany (%) 5.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1991 - Mar 2022
Ghana (%) -3.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
Greece (%) -10.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 12.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2021
Hungary (%) -5.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Iceland (%) -5.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
India (%) -2.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2004 - Dec 2021
Indonesia (%) 0.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2021
Iran (%) -0.1 2021 yearly 1997 - 2021
Ireland (%) 1.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Israel (%) 6.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Italy (%) 0.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Dec 2021
Ivory Coast (%) -3.2 2021 yearly 1975 - 2021
Japan (USD mn) 13,121.1 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1996 - Mar 2022
Jordan (%) -7.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1992 - Dec 2021
Kazakhstan (%) -2.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 1997 - Dec 2021
Kenya (%) -6.2 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2009 - Sep 2021
South Korea (USD mn) 7,570.5 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1980 - Mar 2022
Kosovo (%) -18.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2010 - Dec 2021
Kuwait (%) 0.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Kyrgyzstan (%) -24.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
Laos (%) 1.8 2021 yearly 1984 - 2021
Latvia (%) 2.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Lebanon (%) -21.2 2019 yearly 2002 - 2019
Lithuania (%) 1.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2021
Luxembourg (%) -6.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Macau SAR, China (%) 15.2 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
North Macedonia (%) -10.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
Malawi (%) -12.0 2020 yearly 1977 - 2020
Malaysia (%) 0.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Malta (%) -6.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Mauritius (%) -15.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2021
Mexico (%) 0.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2021
Moldova (%) -8.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Mongolia (%) -29.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Montenegro (%) -15.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2010 - Dec 2021
Morocco (%) -1.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2021
Mozambique (%) -25.7 2020 yearly 1980 - 2020
Nepal (%) -7.8 2021 yearly 2001 - 2021
Netherlands (%) 6.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1987 - Dec 2021
New Zealand (%) -7.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 1987 - Dec 2021
Nigeria (%) 3.3 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2021
Norway (%) 21.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1981 - Dec 2021
Oman (%) -11.7 2020 yearly 1980 - 2020
Pakistan (%) -0.6 2021 yearly 1977 - 2021
Palestinian Territory (%) -8.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2021
Panama (%) -3.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2021
Paraguay (%) -8.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
Peru (%) -2.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Dec 2021
Philippines (%) -3.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1981 - Dec 2021
Poland (%) -2.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
Portugal (%) -1.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Qatar (%) 23.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2021
Romania (%) -6.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Russia (%) 8.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2021
Saudi Arabia (%) 9.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
Serbia (%) -6.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2021
Singapore (%) 18.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1986 - Dec 2021
Slovakia (%) -3.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1997 - Dec 2021
Slovenia (%) 1.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
South Africa (%) 1.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1960 - Dec 2021
Spain (%) 1.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Dec 2021
Sri Lanka (%) -5.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2021
Sudan (%) -8.0 2020 yearly 1977 - 2020
Sweden (%) 4.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Dec 2021
Switzerland (%) 7.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1983 - Dec 2021

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -5.5 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -3,522.800 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 691.899 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Mar 2022
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 6.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2021
National Government Debt (USD mn) 42,939.9 Apr 2022 monthly Jul 2004 - Apr 2022
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 63.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2007 - Dec 2021
Forecast: Government Expenditure (PAB bn) 22.756 2027 yearly 1994 - 2027
Forecast: Government Net Debt (PAB bn) 50.211 2027 yearly 1994 - 2027
Forecast: Government Revenue (PAB bn) 21.252 2027 yearly 1994 - 2027
Central Government Revenue: Current Revenue: Tax: Direct: Total (PAB th) 498,011.341 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Mar 2022
Central Government Revenue: Current Revenue: Tax (PAB th) 691,899.073 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Mar 2022
Central Government Revenue: Current Revenue (PAB th) 839,976.629 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Mar 2022
Central Government Operations: Total Revenue (PAB th) 14,209,596.569 2020 yearly 2000 - 2020
Central Government Operations: Total Expenditure (PAB th) 14,206,764.625 2020 yearly 2000 - 2020
CGO: Expenditure: Current (USD mn) 8,921.000 2021 yearly 1993 - 2021
CGO: Expenditure: Capital (USD mn) 2,877.800 2021 yearly 1993 - 2021
CGO: Overall Balance, Accrual Basis (USD mn) -4,007.800 2021 yearly 1993 - 2021
Public Debt: Domestic (USD mn) 7,653.724 Apr 2022 monthly Jul 2004 - Apr 2022
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 5.996 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) -991.3 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1964 - Mar 2022
Total Exports (USD mn) 418.9 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Mar 2022
Total Exports Growth (%) 28.4 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Mar 2022
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 5,458.607 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 1,154,109.705 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 151,842.182 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Imports (USD mn) 1,410.3 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Mar 2022
Total Imports Growth (%) 45.8 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Mar 2022
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 608,952.511 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 146,042.475 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 3.940 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 1970 - Jan 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 270.156 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 1967 - Jan 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 59.703 2019 yearly 1999 - 2019
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 89.870 Jan 2022 monthly Mar 1989 - Jan 2022
Exports: FOB: Prawn (PAB th) 2,617.751 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Feb 2022
Exports: FOB: Banana (PAB th) 11,387.746 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Feb 2022
Exports: FOB (PAB th) 266,996.454 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Feb 2022
Exports: FOB: Seafood Products (PAB th) 4,680.853 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 2002 - Feb 2022
Exports: FOB: Asia: Rest of Asia: South Korea (PAB th) 8,314.000 2019 yearly 1999 - 2019
Exports: FOB: Asia: Rest of Asia: China (PAB th) 59,703.000 2019 yearly 1999 - 2019
Exports: FOB: America: NAFTA: Mexico (PAB th) 16,208.000 2019 yearly 1999 - 2019
Exports: FOB: America: NAFTA: USA (PAB th) 98,611.000 2019 yearly 1999 - 2019
Exports: FOB: Asia: Rest of Asia: Taiwan (PAB th) 23,331.000 2019 yearly 1999 - 2019
Exports: FOB: Waste & Scrap of Steel, Copper & Aluminum (PAB th) 6,147.94 Apr 2018 monthly Jan 2017 - Apr 2018
Exports: FOB: Raw Wood (PAB th) 7,428.13 Apr 2018 monthly Jan 2017 - Apr 2018
Imports: CIF: America: NAFTA: USA (PAB th) 3,263,993.000 2019 yearly 1999 - 2019
Imports: CIF: America: LAIA: MERCOSUR: Brazil (PAB th) 197,511.000 2019 yearly 1999 - 2019
Imports: CIF: Asia: Rest of Asia: Taiwan (PAB th) 52,583.000 2019 yearly 1999 - 2019
Imports: CIF: Asia: ASEAN: Thailand (PAB th) 107,590.000 2019 yearly 1999 - 2019
Imports: CIF: Asia: Rest of Asia: China (PAB th) 1,290,075.000 2019 yearly 1999 - 2019
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 27.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2021
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -650.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2021
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -3.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 697.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2021
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 3.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -31.873 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -0.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) 0.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) -31.873 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2021
External Debt (USD mn) 35,286.2 Apr 2022 monthly Jul 2004 - Apr 2022
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 196.8 2020 yearly 2014 - 2020
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 34,953.4 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 2014 - Jun 2021
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 65.3 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -2.741 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) -66,638.781 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2021
BoP: Net Errors and Omissions (PAB mn) -33.408 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2021
BoP: CA: Goods: Debit (PAB mn) -6,111.848 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2021
BoP: CA: Income: Credit (PAB mn) 253.278 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2021
BoP: Financing: Reserve Assets (PAB mn) -430.365 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2021
Balance of Payment (BoP): Current Account (CA) (PAB mn) -650.733 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2021
BoP: CA: Services: Credit (PAB mn) 3,362.215 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2021
BoP: Capital Account (PAB mn) 1.078 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2021
BoP: FA: Direct Investment (PAB mn) 670.116 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2021
BoP: CA: Goods: Credit (PAB mn) 4,317.332 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2021
BoP: CA: Income (PAB mn) -1,065.612 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2021
BoP: Capital Account: Debit (PAB mn) 0.000 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2021
BoP: FA: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities (PAB mn) -31.873 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2021
BoP: CA: Services (PAB mn) 2,098.163 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2021
BoP: CA: Income: Debit (PAB mn) -1,318.890 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2021
BoP: Financial Account (FA) (PAB mn) 1,085.360 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2021
BoP: CA: Goods (PAB mn) -1,794.516 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2021
BoP: CA: Services: Debit (PAB mn) -1,264.051 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2021
BoP: Capital Account: Credit (PAB mn) 1.078 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2021
BoP: FA: Portfolio Investment: Assets (PAB mn) -917.845 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2021
IIP: Assets (USD mn) 83,221.854 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Dec 2021
IIP: Liabilities (USD mn) 149,860.635 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Dec 2021
International Investment Position (IIP) (USD mn) -66,638.781 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2015 - Dec 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) (PAB mn) 697.314 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2021
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 2.2 Mar 2022 monthly Dec 2008 - Mar 2022
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 45.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2007 - Dec 2021
Non-Performing Loans (USD mn) 1,718.583 Mar 2022 monthly Dec 2008 - Mar 2022
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 9,361.732 Feb 2022 monthly Dec 2002 - Feb 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 38,238.709 Feb 2022 monthly Dec 2002 - Feb 2022
M2 Growth (%) -16.5 Feb 2022 monthly Dec 2003 - Feb 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 7,651.6 Sep 2021 monthly Oct 1969 - Sep 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 12.674 Sep 2021 quarterly Dec 2007 - Sep 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 7.5 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Sep 2021
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 0.000 Sep 2021 monthly Sep 1969 - Sep 2021
Total Deposits (USD mn) 98,476.344 Mar 2022 monthly Dec 1998 - Mar 2022
Total Deposits Growth (%) 3.4 Mar 2022 monthly Dec 1999 - Mar 2022
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 55,770.3 Mar 2022 monthly Dec 2001 - Mar 2022
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 3.2 Mar 2022 monthly Dec 2002 - Mar 2022
Household Debt (USD mn) 29,153.7 Mar 2022 monthly Oct 2005 - Mar 2022
Total Loans (USD mn) 79,501.594 Mar 2022 monthly Dec 1998 - Mar 2022
Total Loans Growth (%) 7.85 Mar 2022 monthly Dec 1999 - Mar 2022
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 82.59 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2007 - Dec 2021
Money Supply: M3 (PAB mn) 38,238.709 Feb 2022 monthly Dec 2002 - Feb 2022
LC: National Banking System: Private Sector: Mortgage (PAB mn) 18,969.353 Mar 2022 monthly Dec 2002 - Mar 2022

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