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Table 2 Current account

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Current account
  Fourth quarter 2007 First quarter 2008 Second quarter 2008 Third quarter 2008 Fourth quarter 2008 2007 2008
  Seasonally adjusted
  $ millions
Receipts              
Goods and services 128,018 134,251 143,345 146,460 133,866 530,332 557,922
Goods 111,151 117,399 126,265 129,436 116,817 463,051 489,916
Services 16,866 16,852 17,080 17,025 17,049 67,280 68,006
Travel 4,161 4,022 4,056 4,040 4,094 16,634 16,212
Transportation 3,005 3,112 3,311 3,338 3,264 12,157 13,025
Commercial services 9,271 9,263 9,260 9,184 9,198 36,775 36,905
Government services 429 455 454 462 493 1,714 1,864
Investment income 18,879 17,756 19,115 17,326 15,141 71,417 69,338
Direct investment 9,672 8,941 10,528 8,933 7,117 37,139 35,518
Interest 516 558 721 804 490 1,935 2,574
Profits 9,156 8,382 9,807 8,129 6,627 35,203 32,944
Portfolio investment 5,338 5,413 5,604 5,643 5,155 21,683 21,815
Interest 1,832 1,655 1,771 1,802 1,299 8,089 6,527
Dividends 3,505 3,757 3,833 3,841 3,856 13,594 15,288
Other investment 3,870 3,403 2,983 2,749 2,869 12,595 12,005
Current transfers 2,384 2,404 2,555 2,457 2,826 9,545 10,242
Private 605 575 617 625 705 2,656 2,523
Official 1,779 1,828 1,938 1,832 2,121 6,890 7,720
Total receipts 149,281 154,410 165,016 166,243 151,833 611,294 637,502
Payments              
Goods and services 124,710 126,722 132,793 137,808 135,948 501,474 533,271
Goods 101,996 104,460 110,054 115,125 113,085 415,006 442,724
Services 22,714 22,262 22,740 22,683 22,863 86,468 90,547
Travel 7,530 7,194 7,250 7,217 7,194 26,663 28,855
Transportation 5,358 5,239 5,311 5,602 5,564 20,032 21,716
Commercial services 9,551 9,551 9,907 9,591 9,821 38,691 38,871
Government services 275 277 271 273 284 1,082 1,105
Investment income 21,173 19,609 20,947 22,101 20,723 85,611 83,380
Direct investment 9,542 8,597 10,143 10,565 8,409 38,444 37,714
Interest 622 612 611 640 609 2,484 2,471
Profits 8,920 7,985 9,532 9,925 7,800 35,960 35,242
Portfolio investment 7,553 7,441 7,648 8,053 8,426 30,809 31,569
Interest 5,458 5,464 5,570 5,854 6,275 22,746 23,163
Dividends 2,095 1,977 2,078 2,199 2,151 8,063 8,405
Other investment 4,078 3,571 3,157 3,482 3,888 16,358 14,097
Current transfers 2,620 2,515 2,743 2,708 2,648 10,601 10,613
Private 1,630 1,557 1,619 1,681 1,602 6,794 6,458
Official 990 958 1,124 1,027 1,046 3,807 4,155
Total payments 148,503 148,845 156,483 162,617 159,319 597,686 627,264
Balances              
Goods and services 3,307 7,529 10,552 8,652 -2,081 28,858 24,651
Goods 9,155 12,939 16,211 14,310 3,732 48,046 47,193
Services -5,848 -5,410 -5,659 -5,658 -5,814 -19,188 -22,541
Travel -3,369 -3,172 -3,194 -3,177 -3,100 -10,029 -12,643
Transportation -2,353 -2,127 -2,001 -2,264 -2,300 -7,875 -8,691
Commercial services -280 -289 -648 -407 -623 -1,915 -1,966
Government services 155 178 184 189 209 632 759
Investment income -2,293 -1,852 -1,832 -4,775 -5,582 -14,194 -14,042
Direct investment 130 344 385 -1,632 -1,292 -1,305 -2,195
Interest -106 -53 110 164 -119 -548 103
Profits 236 397 275 -1,796 -1,174 -757 -2,298
Portfolio investment -2,215 -2,028 -2,044 -2,410 -3,271 -9,126 -9,754
Interest -3,625 -3,809 -3,799 -4,052 -4,976 -14,657 -16,636
Dividends 1,410 1,780 1,755 1,642 1,705 5,531 6,882
Other investment -208 -168 -173 -733 -1,019 -3,763 -2,093
Current transfers -236 -111 -187 -250 178 -1,056 -371
Private -1,025 -982 -1,002 -1,055 -897 -4,139 -3,936
Official 789 870 814 805 1,075 3,083 3,565
Current account 778 5,565 8,532 3,626 -7,486 13,607 10,239