Trade Balance

The Hindu Business Line  Jun 28  Comment 
Low crude oil prices helped rein in trade deficit, says Report  Jun 28  Comment 
STOCKHOLM (dpa-AFX) - Sweden's foreign trade balance turned to a deficit in May from a surplus in the previous year, as imports grew faster than exports, data from Statistics Sweden showed Tuesday. The trade deficit totaled SEK 2.1 billion...
Forex News  Jun 27  Comment 
The New Zealand dollar opened sharply lower today. The currency attempted to rally intraday but has failed and is trading below the opening level as of now. Economic data released from New Zealand over the current trading session was good....  Jun 21  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - Switzerland's trade surplus increased to a 3-month high in May, data from the Federal Customs Administration showed Tuesday. The trade surplus rose to CHF 3.8 billion from CHF 2.5 billion in April. This was the biggest...
The Times of India  Jun 20  Comment 
Japan recorded a 40.7 billion yen ($388 million) trade deficit in May, the first deficit since the beginning of 2016. Exports skidded 11.3 per cent year-on-year to 5.09 billion yen ($4 billion) in May, while imports dropped an annual of 13.18 per...  Jun 17  Comment 
ROME (dpa-AFX) - Italy's foreign trade surplus increased in April from a year ago, as imports fell faster than exports, figures from the statistical office Istat showed Friday. The trade surplus rose to EUR 4.5 billion in April from EUR 3.5...
The Hindu Business Line  Jun 16  Comment 
The US has a “massive” trade deficit with countries like India, China and Mexico, presumptive presidential nominee of Republican party Donald Trump today said, alleging that practically every country...
Reuters  Jun 16  Comment 
India narrowly missed recording a surplus on its current account in the first quarter of 2016 - the broadest measure of its trade with the rest of the world, central bank data showed on Thursday.
The Hindu Business Line  Jun 16  Comment  Jun 16  Comment 
OSLO (dpa-AFX) - Norway's merchandise trade surplus decreased markedly in May, as exports plunged and imports rose, preliminary figures from Statistics Norway showed Thursday. The trade surplus shrank to NOK 6.6 billion in May from NOK 21.4...


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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