2018 Economic Calendar
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Current Account  
Released On 3/21/2018 8:30:00 AM For Q4:17
PriorConsensusConsensus Range
Current Account$-100.6 B$-126.8 B$-133.0 B to $-120.3 B

Consensus Outlook
The current account deficit is expected to widen sharply in the fourth quarter, to a consensus $126.8 billion from a $100.6 billion total in the third quarter that was helped by receipts from foreign insurance companies for the hurricanes that swept the quarter. As a percentage of GDP, the current account deficit was 2.1 percent in the third quarter for the best showing since second-quarter 2014.

The current account measures the United States' international trade balance in goods, services, and unilateral transfers on a quarterly basis. Readings in this report track trends in cross-border trade.  Why Investors Care

2018 Release Schedule
Released On: 3/216/279/2612/19
Release For: Q4:17Q1:18Q2:18Q3:18

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