Trade Balance

RECENT NEWS  Mar 24  Comment 
ROME (dpa-AFX) - Italy's foreign trade surplus with non-EU countries decreased in February from a year ago, as imports grew faster than exports, figures from the statistical office Istat showed Friday. The trade surplus shrank to EUR 1.7...
The Times of India  Mar 24  Comment 
Italy posts Feb non-EU trade surplus of 1.717 bln euros:Italy posts Feb non-EU trade surplus of 1.717 bln euros
The Times of India  Mar 23  Comment 
BURUNDI-TRADE DEFICIT/:Burundi 2016 trade deficit fell 10 pct from 2015, central bank says
Yahoo  Mar 22  Comment 
Protectionist trade policies may increase, rather than reduce, a country's trade deficit, the European Central Bank said in a study on Wednesday, just days after finance chiefs of the world's top 20 economies dropped their pledge for open trade....
Japan Today  Mar 22  Comment 
Japan reported Wednesday that it logged its biggest monthly trade surplus since 2010 in February, as exports to China surged by 28%. Preliminary customs data released Wednesday show overall exports rose 11% and imports edged up 1%. Partly...  Mar 21  Comment 
MADRID (dpa-AFX) - Spain's foreign trade gap widened in January from a year ago, as imports grew faster than exports, preliminary figures from the Economy Ministry showed Tuesday. The trade deficit rose to EUR 3.1 billion in January from EUR...  Mar 21  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - Switzerland's trade surplus declined in February as exports decreased amid an increase in imports, the Federal Customs Administration said Tuesday. The trade surplus declined to CHF 3.3 billion in February from CHF 4.8...  Mar 17  Comment 
BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT/PARIS (dpa-AFX) - Eurozone's visible trade surplus eased more-than-expected in January from the previous month, as exports declined and imports increased, figures from Eurostat showed Friday. The seasonally adjusted trade...  Mar 17  Comment 
ROME (dpa-AFX) - Italy's foreign trade balance turned to a deficit for the first time in two years in January, figures from the statistical office Istat showed Friday. The trade balance came in at a deficit of EUR 574 million in January...


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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