Trade Balance

The Australian  5 hrs ago  Comment 
The dollar has dipped as October exports undershot, helping to buck forecasts of further trade deficit narrowing.  Dec 7  Comment 
PARIS (dpa-AFX) - France's trade deficit widened unexpectedly in October, as exports declined though imports remained firm, data from the French Customs showed Tuesday. The trade deficit rose to EUR 5.20 billion from EUR 4.79 billion in...
Clusterstock  Dec 7  Comment 
LONDON — The Office for National Statistics (ONS) admits it calculated the UK's trade deficit wrong. The ONS discovered a "processing error" related to the trade in "erratic" goods, which includes gold, silver, precious stones, aircrafts, and...  Dec 6  Comment 
It's one of President-elect Donald Trump's favorite punching bags and it just got bigger: America's trade deficit.
New York Times  Dec 2  Comment 
President-elect Donald J. Trump’s advisers are focused on erasing the trade deficit as a way to spur growth. But it may not be worth the hand-wringing.  Dec 2  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - Hungary's foreign trade surplus increased less than initially estimated in September, latest figures from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed Friday. The trade surplus for September was revised down slightly...  Nov 30  Comment 
ANKARA (dpa-AFX) - Turkey's foreign trade deficit increased in October from a year ago, as exports fell and import rose, figures from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed Wednesday. The trade deficit rose to $4.16 billion in October from...  Nov 30  Comment 
HELSINKI (dpa-AFX) - Finland's trade gap narrowed less than initially estimate in September, latest figures from Finland Customs Office showed Wednesday. The trade deficit for September was EUR 77 million instead of EUR 70 million estimated...


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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