Table 2 
Current account – Seasonally adjusted 

Current account – Seasonally adjusted
  Second quarter 2019 Third quarter 2019 Fourth quarter 2019 First quarter 2020 Second quarter 2020 2018 2019
  millions of dollarsmillions of dollarsmillions of dollarsmillions of dollarsmillions of dollarsmillions of dollarsmillions of dollars
Current account receipts 226,948 222,886 223,935 209,943 165,206 859,879 893,738
Goods and services 185,924 182,588 180,675 172,530 132,776 713,350 729,050
Goods 152,487 148,655 147,131 140,089 106,856 585,199 595,263
Services 33,437 33,933 33,545 32,441 25,920 128,151 133,788
Travel 9,112 9,103 8,843 7,760 3,410 34,175 35,785
Transportation 4,691 4,738 4,712 4,429 2,874 18,092 18,793
Commercial services 19,195 19,654 19,556 19,826 19,232 74,250 77,487
Government services 439 439 434 426 403 1,633 1,722
Primary income 37,418 36,811 38,894 34,197 28,940 132,761 149,498
Compensation of employees 455 454 450 408 317 1,751 1,811
Investment income 36,963 36,357 38,444 33,789 28,623 131,010 147,688
Direct investment 21,410 20,557 22,075 18,812 14,105 78,138 84,997
Interest 1,999 2,001 1,891 1,865 1,897 7,214 7,947
Profits 19,411 18,556 20,185 16,947 12,209 70,924 77,050
Portfolio investment 9,789 9,837 10,002 9,997 10,002 36,456 39,208
Interest on debt securities 3,862 3,941 3,991 4,083 4,071 13,552 15,493
Dividends on equity and investment fund shares 5,926 5,896 6,010 5,914 5,930 22,903 23,715
Other investment 5,765 5,964 6,367 4,980 4,516 16,417 23,483
Secondary income 3,606 3,487 4,366 3,216 3,491 13,768 15,189
Private transfers 1,046 1,062 1,076 1,120 1,046 3,936 4,202
Government transfers 2,561 2,425 3,290 2,096 2,445 9,831 10,987
Current account payments 235,864 234,351 233,242 223,159 173,832 915,377 940,742
Goods and services 192,761 191,325 189,183 185,691 140,635 756,913 767,934
Goods 154,550 152,832 150,037 148,766 114,544 607,329 613,706
Services 38,212 38,493 39,146 36,925 26,091 149,584 154,228
Travel 11,586 11,729 12,021 10,045 1,365 44,574 46,866
Transportation 8,030 8,030 8,100 7,397 4,675 31,847 32,423
Commercial services 18,253 18,392 18,682 19,111 19,699 71,886 73,569
Government services 343 343 343 373 353 1,277 1,370
Primary income 38,825 38,225 39,561 33,071 28,700 141,360 154,828
Compensation of employees 1,306 1,310 1,314 1,135 803 5,181 5,231
Investment income 37,518 36,915 38,248 31,935 27,897 136,179 149,596
Direct investment 14,504 14,034 13,877 9,861 6,745 53,752 56,311
Interest 898 899 891 872 854 3,777 3,577
Profits 13,606 13,135 12,986 8,988 5,892 49,975 52,734
Portfolio investment 17,061 16,702 16,880 16,603 16,104 63,044 67,499
Interest on debt securities 11,971 11,832 11,723 11,449 11,103 45,722 47,294
Dividends on equity and investment fund shares 5,090 4,870 5,158 5,154 5,001 17,322 20,206
Other investment 5,953 6,180 7,490 5,472 5,048 19,383 25,786
Secondary income 4,278 4,800 4,498 4,397 4,498 17,104 17,981
Private transfers 3,039 3,054 3,131 3,146 3,095 11,581 12,285
Government transfers 1,239 1,747 1,368 1,251 1,403 5,523 5,696
Current account balances -8,915 -11,465 -9,307 -13,216 -8,626 -55,499 -47,005
Goods and services -6,837 -8,737 -8,507 -13,161 -7,859 -43,563 -38,883
Goods -2,062 -4,177 -2,906 -8,677 -7,688 -22,131 -18,443
Services -4,775 -4,560 -5,601 -4,484 -171 -21,433 -20,441
Travel -2,474 -2,626 -3,178 -2,285 2,045 -10,399 -11,081
Transportation -3,340 -3,292 -3,388 -2,968 -1,800 -13,755 -13,630
Commercial services 942 1,262 874 715 -466 2,364 3,918
Government services 96 96 91 53 50 356 352
Primary income -1,406 -1,414 -667 1,126 240 -8,599 -5,329
Compensation of employees -851 -856 -863 -728 -486 -3,430 -3,420
Investment income -555 -558 196 1,854 726 -5,169 -1,909
Direct investment 6,906 6,523 8,198 8,951 7,360 24,386 28,686
Interest 1,101 1,102 1,000 992 1,043 3,437 4,369
Profits 5,805 5,421 7,198 7,958 6,317 20,949 24,316
Portfolio investment -7,272 -6,865 -6,879 -6,606 -6,102 -26,588 -28,291
Interest on debt securities -8,109 -7,891 -7,731 -7,366 -7,032 -32,169 -31,800
Dividends on equity and investment fund shares 837 1,026 853 760 930 5,581 3,509
Other investment -189 -216 -1,123 -491 -532 -2,967 -2,303
Secondary income -672 -1,313 -133 -1,181 -1,007 -3,336 -2,792
Private transfers -1,993 -1,992 -2,055 -2,025 -2,049 -7,645 -8,083
Government transfers 1,322 679 1,922 845 1,042 4,309 5,291
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