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CURRENT EXTERNAL BALANCE

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French Equivalent: Solde des opérations courantes avec l’extérieur

Definition:
The current external balance is the balancing item in the external account of primary income and current transfers.

The current external balance is
indicating a deficit for the rest of the world but a surplus for
the total economy. (SNA 2.132)

The current external balance is equal to the external balance of goods and services plus the flows of income coming from the rest of the world (SNA 16.42).

Source Publication:
SNA Table 14.1 V.II [2.167]
System of national Accounts (SNA), 2008, 16.42, 2.132.

Hyperlink:
http://unstats.un.org/unsd/nationalaccount/docs/SNA2008.pdf

Statistical Theme: National accounts

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, April 22, 2013