The Top 12 Current Account Surplus Countries

The Top 3 current account surplus in 2006 were China, Japan and Germany in that order. In 2016, Germany became the world’s top current account surplus country:

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Source: Your morphing global savings glut, FT Alphaville

From an investment point of view, sometimes surplus countries are better for investment than deficit countries. The US is traditionally a current account deficit country.Last year the country was the world’s top deficit country.

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