Trade Balance

RECENT NEWS  Sep 27  Comment 
STOCKHOLM (dpa-AFX) - Sweden's foreign trade deficit increased in August from a year ago, as exports fell and imports rose, preliminary figures from Statistics Sweden showed Tuesday. The trade deficit widened to SEK 10.3 billion in August...  Sep 26  Comment 
ROME (dpa-AFX) - Italy's foreign trade surplus with non-EU countries increased in August, as exports grew faster than imports, figures from the statistical office Istat showed Monday. The trade surplus climbed to EUR 2.13 billion in August...  Sep 26  Comment 
CANBERA (dpa-AFX) - The New Zealand dollar continued to be weak against other major currencies in the Asian session on Monday, after data showed that New Zealand trade deficit rose more than expected in August. Meanwhile, speculation triggered...  Sep 25  Comment 
TOKYO (dpa-AFX) - New Zealand will on Monday release August figures for imports, exports and trade balance, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Imports were worth NZ$4.40 billion in July, while exports were at...
Japan Today  Sep 21  Comment 
Japan's exports tumbled and the country logged a surprise trade deficit in August, data showed on Wednesday, reviving concerns about the economy just before the Bank of Japan wraps up a closely watched meeting. Shipments overseas fell 9.6% from...
The Economic Times  Sep 18  Comment 
India's trade deficit stood at $7.7 billion in August, almost unchanged in the last three months and significantly below the average monthly trade deficit of $9.9 billion last fiscal.  Sep 16  Comment 
ROME (dpa-AFX) - Italy's trade surplus increased to one-year high in July as the decline in imports exceeded the fall in exports, data from the statistical office Istat showed Friday. The trade surplus surged to EUR 7.79 billion from EUR...
The Economic Times  Sep 15  Comment 
As for services trade, data released by RBI showed exports worth $12.7 billion and imports of $7.4 billion in June.
The Hindu Business Line  Sep 15  Comment 
Reuters  Sep 15  Comment 
India's trade deficit narrowed slightly in August, data showed on Thursday, a move that will strengthen the government's case for rejecting exporters' calls for a competitive boost through a rupee devaluation.  Sep 15  Comment 
DUBLIN (dpa-AFX) - Ireland's foreign trade surplus decreased in July from a month ago, the Central Statistics Office reported Thursday. The seasonally adjusted trade surplus fell to EUR 3.5 billion in July from EUR 4.03 billion in the...


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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