Balance of Payments
June 1, 2021
Australia’s seasonally adjusted current account surplus widened to a fresh record of A$18.3b in Q1 2021, from an upwardly revised A$16.0b in Q4 2020.
The widening of the trade surplus reflected a further increase in exports of goods, driven by the higher value of metal ores and mineral exports.PDF Download PDF
March 2, 2021
Australia’s seasonally adjusted current account surplus widened to A$14.5b in Q4 2020, from a revised A$10.7b in Q3 (originally A$10.0b).PDF Download PDF
December 1, 2020
Australia’s seasonally adjusted current account surplus declined in Q3 2020.
The lower current account surplus in Q3 reflected a narrowing in the trade surplus caused by a fall in exports and a rise in imports.
The primary income deficit narrowed in Q3 due to a rise in income from Australian investments abroad.PDF Download PDF
September 1, 2020
Australia’s seasonally adjusted current account surplus surged to a record A$17.7B in Q2 2020, exceeding market expectations of A$13.0B.
The widening in the current account surplus in Q2 was due to a rise in the trade surplus and narrowing in the primary income deficit.PDF Download PDF
March 3, 2020
Australian current account surplus jumped in Q1 2020.PDF Download PDF
December 3, 2019
The Australian current account surplus increased to a seasonally adjusted $7.9 billion in Q3 from a surplus of $4.7 billion in Q2.PDF Download PDF