In general, the chronic deficit on current accounts is counterbalanced by foreign aid, especially from France. By 2002, Comoros was in debt by $225 million.
The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) reports that in 2001 the purchasing power parity of Comoros's exports was $353 million while imports totaled $44.9 million resulting in a trade surplus of $308.1 million.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) reports that in 1995 Comoros had exports of goods totaling $11 million and imports totaling $54 million. The services credit totaled $35 million and debit $50 million. The following table summarizes Comoros's balance of payments as reported by the IMF for 1995 in millions of US dollars.
|Balance on goods||-42|
|Balance on services||-15|
|Balance on income||1|
|Direct investment abroad||…|
|Direct investment in Comoros||1|
|Portfolio investment assets||…|
|Portfolio investment liabilities||…|
|Other investment assets||-2|
|Other investment liabilities||12|
|Net Errors and Omissions||-2|
|Reserves and Related Items||10|