Trade Balance

Financial Times  Jun 12  Comment 
Country’s trade surplus and rise in oil price have helped steady the rouble
Yahoo  Jun 11  Comment 
Trump tweeted Sunday night from Singapore attacking U.S. allies over the trade deficit.
SeekingAlpha  Jun 11  Comment 
Wall Street Journal  Jun 10  Comment 
China’s trade surplus narrowed in May on strong imports, through the gap with the U.S. widened—in part, some economists said, because of concerns that trade tensions could worsen in the months ahead.
New York Times  Jun 9  Comment 
It’s not a scorecard, and reducing it won’t necessarily be good for jobs.
New York Times  Jun 8  Comment 
The president claimed that the European Union had a $151 billion trade surplus with the United States. It’s $101 billion.
Clusterstock  Jun 6  Comment 
China runs the largest merchandise trade surplus with the US at $375 billion. But some analysts think the data can be misleading. The US-China trade deficit could be overstated by as much as 20%, one analyst said. China is the world's...


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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