Trade Balance

RECENT NEWS  Sep 18  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - Corrects third para Switzerland's trade surplus decreased in August as imports rebounded, data from the Swiss Federal Customs Administration showed Thursday. The trade surplus fell to CHF 1.39 billion in August from CHF...
Wall Street Journal  Sep 18  Comment 
Japan's trade deficit narrowed slightly in August, but the scale of the red figures continues to concern policy makers who had hoped a weaker yen would help boost exports and fuel economic growth.
Commodity Online  Sep 16  Comment 
Exports grew at a rate of 2.35% and imports at a rate of 2.08%.Exports during August stands at $ 26.9billion which has been $26.3 billion the same period last year. Imports during August, 2014 were valued at $ 37.7billion as against $ 37.02billion...  Sep 15  Comment 
LONDON (dpa-AFX) - The UK market is in negative territory on Monday afternoon, after weak data emerged out of China. Sentiment in the region was impacted by apprehension ahead of the Scottish independence referendum slated for Thursday. On the...
Yahoo  Sep 15  Comment 
The euro zone's trade surplus rose year-on-year in July as exports grew faster than imports, pointing to a positive contribution to economic growth at the start of the third quarter, the European Union's Statistics office data showed. Eurostat...  Sep 15  Comment 
PRAG (dpa-AFX) - Eurozone trade balance and Swiss producer and import prices data are some of the important economic data scheduled for release on Monday. At 5 am ET, Eurostat will release its July trade balance report for the eurozone. The...
The Economic Times  Sep 10  Comment 
Worried over high trade deficit, the Commerce Ministry has put in place a mechanism for periodic and regular appraisal of imports.
The Economic Times  Sep 9  Comment 
"The Chinese premier's visit will see a lot of investment-related announcements, which will help reduce the wide trade gap," a govt official said.


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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