current account


General English



  • noun a bank account which pays little or no interest, but from which the customer can withdraw money when he or she wants by writing cheques.
  • noun an account of the balance of payments recording a country’s imports and exports of goods and services and the money paid on or received from investments


  • The state of a country's balance of trade, cash inflows and transfer payments resulting from current foreign trade activities as measured by net exports and net cash inflows.  A surplus or deficit in the current account will produce a corresponding change in the value of the country's foreign assets and currency.

Health Economics

  • (written as Current Account)
    A part of the balance of payments.


  • noun an ordinary account in a bank into which money can be deposited and on which cheques can be drawn