Trade Balance

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MarketWatch  11 hrs ago  Comment 
The U.S. current account deficit widened slightly to $100.3 billion in the third quarter from a revised $98.4 billion in the prior period, preliminary figures show. The increase stemmed from a bigger gap in secondary income and a lower surplus in...
Japan Today  Dec 17  Comment 
Japan's trade deficit in November shrank by nearly a third from a year earlier, helped by higher exports and lower bills for oil imports, official data showed Wednesday. The deficit came to 891.9 billion yen, down 31.5% from the year-before...
Reuters  Dec 15  Comment 
India's trade deficit widened to an 18-month high in November as demand for machinery and transport equipment soared, bolstering hopes of a sustained recovery in Asia's third-largest economy.
guardian.co.uk  Dec 10  Comment 
Deficit in goods decreases from £2.8bn in September to £2bn in October as exports rise £200m to £24.3bn and oil imports shrink Britain’s trade deficit narrowed to a seven-month low in October, as the country imported less oil and exports...
The Economic Times  Dec 8  Comment 
The trade deficit in the September quarter rose to $ 38.6 billion from $ 34.6 billion a quarter ago, according to RBI data.
The Economic Times  Dec 8  Comment 
"Our trade balance is not really in favour. Simply put, we seem to be importing a lot more than we export," Commerce & Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said.
New York Times  Dec 8  Comment 
The Shanghai stock market rose sharply after the data was released and has now climbed 26 percent since a rate cut on Nov. 21.
Wall Street Journal  Dec 8  Comment 




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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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