Current account balances

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This table shows the current account, which covers all transactions (other than those in financial items) that involve economic values and occur between resident and nonresident entities. In line with the 5th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments Manual, time of recording is governed by the accruals principle, i.e. transactions are recorded when economic value is created, transformed, transferred or extinguished. The main criterion is change of ownership, which may be legal or physical (economic). Valuation is based on market prices.


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Definitions and terms:

Current account.


Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Slovenia, Finland, Euro area, EA19, Denmark, Sweden, United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, EU28, Norway, Switzerland, U.S.A., Japan, balance of payments, current account, current transfers, external sector, international economy.