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82468Portugal Current Account Swings to Surplus in April6/25/2019 10:43:51 AM"Portugal posted a current account surplus of EUR 9 million in April 2019, compared to a EUR 315 million deficit in the same month of the previous year, as the services surplus widened to EUR 1,228 million from EUR 1,198 million, boosted by a 11.8 percent increase in tourism revenues. In addition, the secondary income surplus rose to EUR 372 million from EUR 166 million a year ago, while the primary income gap shrank to EUR 153 million from EUR 620 million. Meanwhile, the goods deficit grew sharply to EUR 1,439 million from EUR 1,058 a year earlier. Considering the first four months of the year, the current account deficit widened sharply to EUR 1,582 million from EUR 722 million in the same period a of 2018."PortugalCurrent AccountPTCUEURO/portugal/current-account
82449Palestinian Current Account Gap Smallest in 5 Quarters6/25/2019 7:07:58 AM"Palestine's current account deficit narrowed to USD 306 million in the first quarter of 2019 from USD 442.1 million in the same period a year earlier, a preliminary result showed. This was the smallest current account gap since the fourth quarter 2017, as the goods account deficit fell to USD 1,208 million from USD 1,236 million in Q1 2018; the current transfer surplus increased to USD 517 million from USD 436.4 million in Q1 2018; and the income surplus went up to USD 640 million from USD 506.9 million in the same period of 2018. Meanwhile, the services account gap rose to USD 255 million in Q1 2019 from USD 235.7 million in the same period of 2018."PalestineCurrent AccountPALTINECURCOUNT/palestine/current-account
82421Brazil Current Account Surplus Narrows in May6/24/2019 1:41:08 PM"Brazil's current account surplus narrowed to USD 0.66 billion in May 2019 from USD 0.90 billion in the corresponding month of the previous year. The services deficit widened to USD 2.99 billion from USD 2.73 billion a year earlier and the primary income shortfall increased to USD 2.48 billion from USD 2.17 billion. On the other hand, the goods surplus rose to USD 5.69 billion from USD 5.56 billion in May 2018 and the secondary income surplus advanced to USD 0.45 billion from USD 0.24 billion."BrazilCurrent AccountBZCACURR/brazil/current-account
82410Dutch Current Account Surplus Narrows in Q16/24/2019 11:10:32 AM"The current account surplus in the Netherlands shrank to EUR 18.1 billion in the first quarter of 2019 from EUR 20.1 billion in the same quarter of the previous year. The goods surplus decreased to EUR 17.6 billion from EUR 19.4 billion a year ago while the services surplus widened to EUR 4.5 billion from EUR 1.5 billion. Meantime, the primary income account shifted to an EUR 1.5 billion deficit from an EUR 1.3 billion surplus in Q1 2018 and the secondary income gap rose to EUR 2.5 billion from EUR 2.1 billion."NetherlandsCurrent AccountNECATOTE/netherlands/current-account
82346Luxembourg Current Account Surplus Narrows in Q16/21/2019 10:50:00 AM"Luxembourg posted a current account gap of EUR 725 million in the first quarter of 2019 compared to a EUR 2,369 million surplus in the corresponding period of the previous year. The services surplus rose to EUR 6,005 million from EUR 5,523 million a year earlier while the goods deficit narrowed to EUR 462 million from EUR 795 million. Meantime, the primary income deficit rose to EUR 4,760 million from EUR 2,255 million while the secondary income gap decreased to EUR 57 million from EUR 103 million in the same period a year ago."LuxembourgCurrent AccountLXCAEU/luxembourg/current-account
82336Hong Kong Current Account Surplus Widens in Q16/21/2019 8:48:20 AM"The current account surplus in Hong Kong rose to HKD 36.57 billion in the first quarter of 2019 from HKD 18.42 billion in the corresponding period of the previous year. The services surplus widened to HKD 83.77 billion from HKD 74.69 billion in the first quarter of 2018 while the goods deficit decreased to HKD 65.07 billion from HKD 74.87 billion. In addition, the secondary income gap narrowed sharply to HKD 5.14 billion from HKD 21.43 billion. In contrast, the primary income surplus declined to HKD 23 billion from HKD 24.16 billion."Hong KongCurrent AccountHKBPCA/hong-kong/current-account
82318Swiss Current Account Surplus Widens in Q16/21/2019 7:15:00 AM"The Swiss current account surplus rose to CHF 17.2 billion in the first quarter of 2019 from CHF 16.8 billion in the corresponding period of the previous year. The services surplus widened to CHF 6.8 billion from CHF 5.5 billion a year earlier and the goods surplus was barely unchanged at CHF 16 billion. Meantime, the primary income deficit fell to CHF 2.5 billion from CHF 2.7 billion while the secondary income gap edged up to CHF 3.0 billion from CHF 2.0 billion."SwitzerlandCurrent AccountSZCA/switzerland/current-account
82317Hungary Current Account Surplus Narrows in Q16/21/2019 7:11:00 AM"Hungary’s current account surplus narrowed to EUR 0.33 billion in the first quarter of 2019 from a EUR 0.67 billion surplus in the same period a year earlier. The goods account surplus declined to EUR 0.15 billion from EUR 0.23 billion while the services surplus edged up to EUR 1.61 billion from EUR 1.58 billion. In addition, the secondary income deficit widened to EUR 0.40 billion from EUR 0.18 billion a year earlier and the primary income gap increased to EUR 1 billion from EUR 0.96 billion."HungaryCurrent AccountHUCQEURO/hungary/current-account
82265US Current Account Gap Narrows in Q16/20/2019 12:32:00 PM"The US current account deficit narrowed to USD 130.4 billion or 2.5 percent of the GDP in the first quarter of 2019 from an upwardly revised USD 143.9 billion gap or 2.8 percent of the GDP in the last three months of 2018, above market consensus of USD 125 billion. The goods deficit fell to USD 216.5 billion from USD 232.3 billion, as goods imports shrank 2.1 percent to USD 635.9 billion mainly due to industrial supplies and materials, in particular petroleum and products while exports rose 0.6 percent to USD 419.3 billion driven by automotive vehicles, parts, and engines, namely passenger cars, and in foods, feeds, and beverages, mostly soybeans. Also, the services surplus widened to USD 61.9 billion from USD 61.2 billion and the primary income surplus went up to USD 61.1 billion from USD 60.1 billion. Meanwhile, the secondary income shortfall increased to USD 36.9 billion from USD 32.8 billion."United StatesCurrent AccountUSCABAL/united-states/current-account
82259Greek Current Account Gap Narrows in April6/20/2019 10:17:00 AM"Greece's current account deficit decreased to EUR 1.40 billion in April 2019 from EUR 1.49 billion in the same month a year ago. The goods deficit shrank to EUR 1,721 million from EUR 1,819 million, as exports surged 11.6 percent while imports rose at a slower 4.5 percent; and the services surplus widened to EUR 4,560 million from EUR 4,364 million in April 2018, amid an increase in net receipts from transport services. In contrast, the primary income gap deteriorated to EUR 216 million from EUR 157 million; and the secondary income deficit rose to EUR 106 million from EUR 80 million a year earlier. Year-to-date, the country's current account gap widened to EUR 5,065 million from EUR 4,731 million a year ago."GreeceCurrent AccountGKCAEUR/greece/current-account