Balance of payment statistics represents a country's cross border transactions. Current account entails balance of trade (exports minus imports of goods and services), net factor income (such as interest and dividends) and net transfer payments (such as foreign aid).
Capital account represent records of all transactions made by a country and the rest of the world, it summarises capital expenditure and capital income of a country. It gives a summary of the net flow of both private and public investment into an economy.
In the first quarter of 2018, the current account deficit improved to Sh107.9 billion from Sh129.7 billion in the corresponding quarter of 2017.
During the first quarter of 2018, financial net inflows increased by 51.8 per cent to a surplus of Sh323.8 billion mainly as a result of proceeds from the Eurobond.