Trade Balance

RECENT NEWS  Jun 24  Comment 
ROME (dpa-AFX) - Italy's foreign trade surplus with Non-Eu countries in May increased from a year ago, as exports rose and imports fell, preliminary figures from the statistical office Istat showed Wednesday. The trade surplus increased to...  Jun 18  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - Swiss trade surplus increased more-than-expected in May as exports recovered amid a fall in imports, the Swiss Federal Customs Administration showed Thursday. The trade surplus rose to CHF 3.43 billion in May from CHF 2.65...  Jun 17  Comment 
ROME (dpa-AFX) - Italy's trade surplus declined in April from the previous month as imports remained stable and exports decreased, statistical office Istat reported Wednesday. The trade surplus fell to a seasonally adjusted EUR 3.52 billion...  Jun 17  Comment 
TOKYO (dpa-AFX) - Capital Economics expects Japan's trade deficit to widen in the second half of the year as the weaker yen pushes up import costs. In a comment published on the trade data, the firm noted that Japanese headline trade deficit...  Jun 16  Comment 
CANBERA (dpa-AFX) - Japan will on Wednesday release May figures for imports, exports and trade balance, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Imports are expected to fall 7.5 percent on year after dipping 4.2 percent...  Jun 16  Comment 
OSLO (dpa-AFX) - Norway's trade surplus increased in May after an all-time low in the previous month, as exports increased and imports dropped, data from the Statistics Norway showed Tuesday. The trade surplus jumped to NOK 21.77 billion...
The Economic Times  Jun 16  Comment 
Trade deficit narrowed to $10.41 billion last month from $10.99 in April, data released by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry showed.  Jun 15  Comment 
VIENNA (dpa-AFX) - Eurozone trade surplus increased in April as exports expanded from March amid fall in imports, data from Eurostat showed Monday. The trade surplus rose to a seasonally adjusted EUR 24.3 billion from EUR 19.9 billion in March....  Jun 10  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - Estonia's merchandise trade deficit narrowed in April from a year ago as well as from the previous month to a three-month low, as exports was stable and imports fell, figures from Statistics Estonia showed Wednesday. The...  Jun 9  Comment 
COPENHAGEN (dpa-AFX) - Denmark's trade surplus increased in April as exports fell at a slower rate than imports, a report from Statistics Denmark showed Tuesday. The seasonally adjusted trade surplus, excluding ships and airplanes, rose...


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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