Trade Balance

New York Times  4 hrs ago  Comment 
The trade deficit swelled 15.6 percent, to $48.3 billion, in August, according to data that is adjusted for seasonal factors.
Clusterstock  11 hrs ago  Comment 
The trade deficit swelled to $48.3 billion in August, according to the Department of Commerce. Economists had estimated that the trade deficit, or the excess of imports over exports, increased to $48 billion from $41.81 in the prior month....  Oct 2  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - Hungary's foreign trade surplus increased less than initially estimated in July, latest figures from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed Friday. The trade surplus for July was revised down slightly to EUR 646...  Sep 30  Comment 
ANKARA (dpa-AFX) - Turkey's foreign trade deficit decreased notably in August from a year ago, as imports fell much faster than exports, figures from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed Wednesday. The trade deficit narrowed to $4.89...  Sep 28  Comment 
STOCKHOLM (dpa-AFX) - Sweden's trade deficit widened notably in August as exports decreased amid rise in imports, Statistics Sweden reported Monday. The trade gap increased to SEK 3.6 billion from SEK 0.3 billion in July. The trade balance...  Sep 22  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - Switzerland's trade surplus declined more than expected in August as the strength of the Swiss franc weighed on exports, data from the Federal Customs Administration revealed Tuesday. The trade surplus fell to CHF 2.87...
Financial Times  Sep 21  Comment 
West Midlands the only UK region boasting a trade surplus with China and wider Asia Pacific region
Benzinga  Sep 21  Comment 
When a country exports more than it imported in a given month, then the trade balance is determined as positive. This is good for the country’s companies that export, obviously, but it is also good for its currency as the number of exports...  Sep 21  Comment 
MADRID (dpa-AFX) - Spain's foreign trade deficit decreased in July from a year ago, as exports grew faster than imports, figures from the Economy Ministry showed Monday. The trade deficit fell to EUR 1.40 billion in July from EUR 1.83...
Japan Today  Sep 17  Comment 
Japan's trade deficit narrowed in August from the year before as costs for crude oil imports plunged and exports to the U.S. showed steady growth. The customs data released Thursday showed a 4.2% drop from August a year earlier in the volume of...


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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