Saudi Arabia Current Account Balance

2006 - 2020 | Quarterly | USD mn | Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority

Key information about Saudi Arabia Current Account Balance

  • Saudi Arabia Current Account recorded a surplus of 2.3 USD bn in Dec 2020, compared with a deficit of 594.9 USD mn in the previous quarter.
  • Saudi Arabia Current Account Balance: USD mn data is updated quarterly, available from Mar 2006 to Dec 2020, with an averaged value of 16.5 USD bn.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 52.3 USD bn in Jun 2008 and a record low of -22.2 USD bn in Dec 2015.
  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increased by 1.9 USD bn in Dec 2020.
  • Saudi Arabia Direct Investment Abroad expanded by 11.3 USD bn in Mar 2021.
  • Its Foreign Portfolio Investment increased by 7.8 USD bn in Mar 2021.
  • The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 186.0 USD bn in Dec 2020.

View Saudi Arabia's Current Account Balance from Mar 2006 to Dec 2020 in the chart:

Saudi Arabia Current Account Balance

What was Saudi Arabia's Current Account Balance in Dec 2020?

Saudi Arabia Current Account recorded a surplus of 2.3 USD bn in Dec 2020, compared with a deficit of 594.9 USD mn in the previous quarter. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
2,317.5 Dec 2020 -594.9 Sep 2020 -22,150.9 Dec 2015 52,346.1 Jun 2008 USD mn quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2020

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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) -1,506.2 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1999 - Aug 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) 9,491.0 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - Aug 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 (%) -7.1 2020 yearly 1969 - 2020
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -49,849.333 2020 yearly 1969 - 2020
National Government Debt (USD mn) 227,604.0 2020 yearly 2004 - 2020
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 32.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2016 - Dec 2020
Forecast: Government Expenditure (SAR bn) 1,056.730 2026 yearly 1990 - 2026
Forecast: Government Net Debt (SAR bn) 1,130.560 2026 yearly 1991 - 2026
Forecast: Government Revenue (SAR bn) 1,050.470 2026 yearly 1991 - 2026
SA: Revenue: Social Contributions (SAR mn) 0.000 2019 yearly 2010 - 2019
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 2.199 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Trade Balance (USD mn) 35,856.4 2020 yearly 1957 - 2020
Total Exports (USD mn) 17,540.4 Feb 2021 monthly May 2016 - Feb 2021
Total Exports Growth (%) 3.0 Feb 2021 monthly May 2017 - Feb 2021
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 1,391,831.503 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 386,335.162 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 22,691.791 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Imports (USD mn) 13,172.4 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2005 - Mar 2021
Total Imports Growth (%) -6.2 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2006 - Feb 2021
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 4,012,813.958 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 1,181,932.702 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 547.113 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 2017 - Nov 2020
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 891.815 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2005 - Feb 2021
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 3,822.992 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2017 - Mar 2021
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 2,499.993 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1981 - Mar 2021
Exports: Value: Non Oil (SAR mn) 19,555.77 Apr 2018 monthly Jan 2005 - Apr 2018
Exports: Value: Petroleum Products (SAR mn) 125,222.000 2017 yearly 1970 - 2017
Exports: Value: Oil (SAR mn) 68,943.34 Apr 2018 monthly May 2016 - Apr 2018
Exports: Value: Crude Petroleum (SAR mn) 513,181.000 2017 yearly 1953 - 2017
Exports: Value: Asia: India (SAR mn) 60,207.501 2020 yearly 1984 - 2020
Exports: Value: North America: USA (SAR mn) 31,024.297 2020 yearly 1984 - 2020
Exports: Value: Asia: China Mainland (SAR mn) 120,015.771 2020 yearly 1984 - 2020
Exports: Value: Asia: South Korea (SAR mn) 54,379.116 2020 yearly 1984 - 2020
Exports: Value: Asia: Japan (SAR mn) 62,307.422 2020 yearly 1984 - 2020
Imports: Value: North America: USA (SAR mn) 55,144.543 2020 yearly 1984 - 2020
Imports: Value: Asia: South Korea (SAR mn) 14,724.623 2020 yearly 1984 - 2020
Imports: Value: Asia: China Mainland (SAR mn) 101,562.279 2020 yearly 1984 - 2020
Imports: Value: European Union: Germany (SAR mn) 26,869.223 2020 yearly 1984 - 2020
Imports: Value: Asia: Japan (SAR mn) 21,766.728 2020 yearly 1984 - 2020
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 6,832.0 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Jun 2021
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 2,317.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2020
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 6.1 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Jun 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 1,871.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2020
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 1.0 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 7,927.246 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Jun 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 5.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2020
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -12.192 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) 601,853.088 2020 yearly 2007 - 2020
BoP: USD: CA: Secondary Income (USD mn) -11,171.900 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Jun 2021
BoP: USD: Errors and Omissions (USD mn) -595.015 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Jun 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Primary Income: Credit (USD mn) 10,062.552 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Jun 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Primary Income (USD mn) 6,470.679 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Jun 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Goods & Services: Services: Debit (USD mn) 14,732.005 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Jun 2021
BoP: USD: FA: Reserve Assets (USD mn) -3,010.485 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Jun 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Primary Income: Debit (USD mn) 3,591.873 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Jun 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Goods & Services: Services (USD mn) -12,267.986 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Jun 2021
BoP: USD: FA: Other Investment (USD mn) -5,457.914 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2021
BoP: USD: FA: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities (USD mn) 7,827.680 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2021
BoP: USD: Financial Account (FA) (USD mn) 11,109.755 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Jun 2021
BoP: USD: FA: Direct Investment (USD mn) 9,552.352 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Goods & Services: Goods (USD mn) 28,986.243 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Jun 2021
BoP: USD: FA: Portfolio Investment: Assets (USD mn) 18,812.023 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2021
BoP: USD: FA: Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 10,984.343 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Goods & Services: Goods: Debit (USD mn) 34,668.095 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Jun 2021
BoP: USD: FA: Direct Investment: Assets (USD mn) 11,347.618 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2021
BoP: USD: FA: Other Investment: Assets (USD mn) -13,733.735 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2021
BoP: USD: FA: Other Investment: Liabilities (USD mn) -8,275.822 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Goods & Services: Goods: Credit (USD mn) 63,654.338 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Jun 2021
BoP: USD: CA: Goods & Services: Services: Credit (USD mn) 2,464.019 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Jun 2021
International Investment Position (IIP) (SAR mn) 2,256,949.082 2020 yearly 2007 - 2020
IIP: Assets (SAR mn) 4,317,877.705 2020 yearly 2007 - 2020
IIP: Liabilities (SAR mn) 2,060,928.623 2020 yearly 2007 - 2020
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 2.2 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2009 - Sep 2020
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 14.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2003 - Dec 2020
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 404,892.132 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Aug 2021
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 527,925.812 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Aug 2021
M2 Growth (%) 5.2 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Aug 2021
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 7.0 Apr 2021 monthly Mar 1980 - Apr 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 428,545.7 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Aug 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 57.887 Jun 2021 quarterly Dec 2003 - Jun 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 38.3 2019 yearly 1957 - 2019
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 432.945 Aug 2021 monthly Dec 1957 - Aug 2021
Total Deposits (USD mn) 541,971.938 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Aug 2021
Total Deposits Growth (%) 9.4 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2021
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 279,406.0 Feb 2018 monthly Oct 1983 - Feb 2018
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 21.6 Dec 2017 quarterly Mar 1969 - Dec 2017
Credit to Households (USD bn) 105.946 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1998 - Mar 2021
Credit to Private Non-Financial Sector (USD bn) 549.150 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Mar 2021
Household Debt (USD mn) 109,967.5 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1998 - Jun 2021
Total Loans (USD mn) 500,903.629 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Mar 2021
Total Loans Growth (%) 15.58 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Apr 2021
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 63.13 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2003 - Dec 2020
Base Money (SAR mn) 370,488.416 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Jul 2021
Monetary Survey: Liabilities: Money & Quasi Money (SAR mn) 2,239,324.805 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Aug 2021
Money Supply: M3: M2: M1 (SAR mn) 1,518,345.495 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Aug 2021
Money Supply: M3: M2 (SAR mn) 1,979,721.796 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Aug 2021
Official Reserve Assets: Foreign Currency and Deposits Abroad (SAR mn) 475,672.795 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Aug 2021
Official Reserve Assets: Gold (SAR mn) 1,623.503 Feb 2019 monthly Jan 2001 - Feb 2019
Official Reserve Assets (SAR mn) 1,705,435.893 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Aug 2021
Banks Deposits: Demand: Business and Individuals (SAR mn) 1,160,231.651 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Aug 2021
Banks Deposits (SAR mn) 2,032,394.769 Aug 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Aug 2021

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