Trade Balance

The Economic Times  Apr 13  Comment 
Merchandise exports last month grew 28 percent to $29.23 billion, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry said in a statement.
MarketWatch  Apr 12  Comment 
The U.S. will not label China a currency manipulator, President Donald Trump said Wednesday, adding that he would accept a lesser trade deal with China in exchange for their help reining in North Korea.
Wall Street Journal  Apr 10  Comment 
Chinese officials have told the Trump administration they are interested in reducing the country’s large trade surplus. That’s an easy assurance to offer—as long as things are going well back home.
The Times of India  Apr 9  Comment 
According to industry experts, softening prices of gold in the domestic and world markets could be the reason for the same. The contraction in import helped in narrowing the trade deficit to $95.2 billion during the 11-month period of 2016-17 as...
New York Times  Apr 7  Comment 
The president’s claims about the trade deficit with China are exaggerated, and his accusations of currency manipulation are outdated.
Forbes  Apr 6  Comment 
The foreign trade balance means absolutely nothing. I have been forecasting the economy since 1980 and I cannot recall a time when knowing the trade balance helped me predict any part of the future. It’s time to ignore it.
Reuters  Apr 6  Comment 
A flurry of data in coming weeks is expected to show China posted solid economic growth in March, as President Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump meet for the first time this week with China's trade surplus expected to be high on the agenda.


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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