Australia - Current Account Balance

Australia: Current Account Balance

Mnemonic TAB.IAUS
Unit Mil. AUD, SA
Adjustments Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 35.65 %
Data 2020 Q4 14,523
2020 Q3 10,706

Series Information

Source Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
Release Balance of Payments
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 9/30/1959
End Date 12/31/2020

Australia: Trade

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Balance of Goods Mar 2021 5,574 7,595 Mil. AUD, SA Monthly
Exports of Goods Mar 2021 38,274 38,955 Mil. AUD, SA Monthly
Imports of Goods Mar 2021 -32,700 -31,360 Mil. AUD, SA Monthly
Current Account Balance 2020 Q4 14,523 10,706 Mil. AUD, SA Quarterly
Exports of Goods and Services 2020 Q4 108,371 100,436 Mil. AUD, SA Quarterly
Imports of Goods and Services 2020 Q4 90,247 86,741 Mil. AUD, SA Quarterly
Net Exports 2020 Q4 18,124 13,695 Mil. AUD, SA Quarterly
Real Exports of Goods and Services 2020 Q4 106,009 102,080 Mil. Ch. Jul18-Jun19 AUD, SA Quarterly
Real Imports of Goods and Services 2020 Q4 94,172 89,786 Mil. Ch. Jul18-Jun19 AUD, SA Quarterly
Real Net Exports 2020 Q4 11,837 12,294 Mil. Ch. Jul18-Jun19 AUD, SA Quarterly

Release Information

In Australia the Balance of Payments (BOPs) statistics are compiled by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Provides detailed quarterly balance of payments tables on current, capital and financial transactions for the latest six quarters, including seasonally adjusted, trend and chain volume measures of the current account. It also provides a complete international investment position statement with details of the level of investment, investment flows and associated income.

Data are disseminated in millions of Australian Dollars. It is released by the ABS every quarter.

The compilation of balance of payments and international investment position estimates entails the use of a very wide range of statistical data.

The seasonally adjusted statistics in this publication use the concurrent seasonal adjustment technique and Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA) Modelling to estimate factors for the current and previous quarters.

To enable analysis of the movement of goods and services in ‘real’ terms, estimates of chain volume measures are compiled and published each quarter. Chain volume measures are derived by deflating the original current price series by specially compiled measures of price change. The reference year for chain volume measures is the year prior to the latest complete financial year incorporated in this issue

The quarterly current account series  are affected to some extent by seasonal influences and it is useful to recognise and take account of this element of variation.