Trade Balance

Japan Today  Feb 19  Comment 
Japan's trade deficit more than halved year-on-year in January, helped by lower oil prices and the strongest exports in over a year, official data showed Thursday. The shortfall shrank to 1.18 trillion yen from the year-before figure of 2.8...
Clusterstock  Feb 16  Comment 
The eurozone's trade surplus hit a massive €194.8 billion in 2014, according to figures just out. That's way up from 2014's €152.3 billion, an increase of more than 27%. The eurozone's trade surplus in general has been getting bigger....
The Times of India  Feb 13  Comment 
India's exports contracted over 11% to $23.9 billion in January, the sharpest decline in two-and-a-half years, due to a fall in international oil prices but a sharper fall in imports, again due to crude, meant that the trade deficit narrowed to an...
The Hindu Business Line  Feb 13  Comment 
May miss full-year target of $340 b; trade deficit dips to $8.3 b as imports also wane
Financial Times  Feb 10  Comment 
The country reports dismal imports in spite of a strong appreciation of the renminbi against the euro and yen
Clusterstock  Feb 9  Comment 
Germany's exporters just broke another record: The trade surplus for Europe's biggest economy is now at its highest on record.  In 2014, Germany exported more than it imports by a bigger margin than ever before. Exports rose 3.4% in December...
Japan Today  Feb 8  Comment 
China's monthly trade surplus rose 88% to reach a record 367 billion yuan ($59 billion) in January, as the country's imports plunged and exports fell sharply on sluggish demand, data said Sunday. Exports from the world's second-largest economy...
Forbes  Feb 6  Comment 
Government data released yesterday showed that the U.S. trade deficit increased in December 2014 by the highest margin ever – a 17.1 percent to $46.6 billion.


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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