Trade Balance

RECENT NEWS  Jul 26  Comment 
HONG KONG (dpa-AFX) - Hong Kong will on Wednesday release June figures for imports, exports and trade balance, highlighting a light day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Imports are expected to fall 3.4 percent on year after losing 4.7 percent...  Jul 23  Comment 
ROME (dpa-AFX) - Italy's foreign trade surplus with Non-Eu countries in June increased from a year ago, figures from the statistical office Istat showed Thursday. The trade surplus rose to EUR 2.3 billion in June from EUR 2.1 billion in...  Jul 23  Comment 
STOCKHOLM (dpa-AFX) - Sweden's merchandise trade surplus increased to a three-year high in June, figures from Statistics Sweden showed Friday. The trade surplus doubled to SEK 8.4 billion in June from SEK 4.2 billion in the same month of the...
Japan Today  Jul 23  Comment 
Japan's trade deficit narrowed sharply last month as exports of automobiles and electronic parts picked up while a sky-high energy import bill continues to fall, finance ministry data showed Thursday. The country's trade deficit came in at 69...
Forbes  Jul 22  Comment 
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has once again weighed in on issues around Germany’s trade surplus, this time in the context of Eurozone structures more broadly. While his analysis is much the same as before he adds an important...  Jul 21  Comment 
DUBLIN (dpa-AFX) - Ireland's foreign trade surplus decreased in May from the previous month, as imports rose and exports fell, preliminary figures from the Central Statistics Office showed Tuesday. The trade surplus shrank to a seasonally...  Jul 21  Comment 
Mondo Visione  Jul 21  Comment 
TheCityUK’s Key Facts about the UK as an International Financial Centre report, released today, reveals that the UK  delivered its highest ever trade surplus in financial services of $95bn (£62bn) in 2014. This was a key contributor to...  Jul 16  Comment 
ROME (dpa-AFX) - Italy's trade surplus increased in May from the previous month as exports grew and imports declined, statistical office Istat reported Thursday. The trade surplus grew to a seasonally adjusted EUR 4.27 billion from EUR...  Jul 16  Comment 
MADRID (dpa-AFX) - Spain's foreign trade deficit decreased in May from a year ago on record exports, figures from the Economy Ministry showed Thursday. The trade deficit narrowed to EUR 1.65 billion in May from EUR 1.75 billion in the same...
Financial Times  Jul 13  Comment 
Positive second quarter provides boost amid stock market turmoil


Trade Balance, also known as net exports, measures the difference between the value of goods a country exports and the value of the goods it imports. A positive trade balance indicates the country has a trade surplus and a negative trade balance means the country has a trade deficit. A country's trade balance is an essential value when calculating gross domestic product and is also useful when measuring to degree to which a country relies on imported goods.

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