Select Committee on European Union Eighteenth Report


APPENDIX 3 (continued)

Table 4.1 Balance of current account, current prices (percentage of GDP)

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
1998
1999
  
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
q1
q2
q3
q4
q1
q2
q3
Belgium/Luxembourg
2.7
4.8
5.0
4.9
4.9
5.2
4.5
4.2
4.6
4.4
5.9
5.2
5.0
4.1
Germany
-1.0
-0.7
-1.0
-0.9
-0.6
-0.2
-0.2
-0.6
0.4
-0.6
0.1
-0.6
0.3
-1.8
Spain
-3.6
-1.2
-1.4
0.1
0.1
0.4
0.8
1.9
0.9
1.7
-1.0
0.9
-0.6
-1.0
France
0.4
0.7
0.6
0.7
1.3
2.8
2.9
3.0
2.5
3.0
3.1
2.7
2.3
3.0
Ireland
1.0
3.7
2.7
2.6
2.6
2.7
2.1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Italy
-2.4
1.0
1.4
2.4
3.3
2.9
1.9
0.6
2.5
3.3
1.0
0.3
1.6
2.0
Netherlands
2.3
4.4
5.3
6.0
5.8
5.8
5.0
4.3
5.8
4.2
5.6
2.6
4.0
4.6
Austria
-0.2
-0.5
-1.1
-2.3
-2.1
-2.4
-2.3
0.0
-4.3
-2.7
-2.1
-1.2
-3.2
-4.4
Portugal
-4.5
-4.7
-6.2
-2.9
-4.1
-4.8
-3.3
-0.4
-7.1
0.2
-5.7
-
-
-
Finland
-4.6
-1.3
1.3
4.2
4.0
5.5
5.9
4.1
5.0
6.9
7.2
1.6
4.3
5.9
EU-11
-
-
-
0.3
0.6
0.9
1.5
1.1
1.6
1.8
1.4
0.8
1.2
0.7
EU-15
-0.8
-0.1
0.0
0.2
0.5
0.8
1.2
0.9
1.2
1.7
1.1
0.3
0.8
0.4
UK
-2.8
-2.9
-2.0
-0.5
-0.1
1.0
0.0
-0.1
-0.4
0.7
-0.2
-2.0
-0.9
-1.8
US
-1.0
-1.6
-2.2
-2.1
-2.1
-2.0
-2.5
-1.6
-2.3
-3.3
-2.7
-2.6
-3.5
-4.3
Japan
3.2
3.1
2.7
2.1
1.4
2.3
2.8
2.3
3.0
2.8
3.1
1.7
2.3
2.1

Source: Eurostat, Yearbook 2000. 1998 and 1999 values calculated with data from Eurostat, Data for short-term economic analysis and New Cronos Database



 
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