Trade Balance

The Australian  Jul 2  Comment 
Australia’s trade deficit has narrowed in May, shrinking after a significant blowout in April to the largest deficit on record.  Jun 30  Comment 
ANKARA (dpa-AFX) - Turkey's foreign trade deficit narrowed in May from a year ago, although it was wider than economists expectations, preliminary figures from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed Tuesday. The trade deficit narrowed to...
The Economic Times  Jun 30  Comment 
"By and large, the global impact of the Greek crisis is not supposed to be as intensive as was the case in some other crisis periods."
Forex News  Jun 26  Comment 
The New Zealand dollar dropped against its US counterpart and the Japanese yen today even though domestic fundamentals were supportive for the currency as the nation’s trade balance demonstrated an unexpected surplus.(...)Read the rest...  Jun 26  Comment 
STOCKHOLM (dpa-AFX) - Sweden's merchandise trade balance logged surplus for the fifth consecutive month in May, figures from Statistics Sweden showed Friday. The trade surplus came in at SEK 2.3 billion in May compared to a deficit of...
Daily FX  Jun 26  Comment 
The New Zealand Dollar climbed more than 0.5 percent versus the US Dollar after the country’s trade balance showed an unexpected surplus in May.  Jun 25  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - Montenegro's foreign trade deficit increased in the first five months of the year, as imports rose and exports fell, figures from the Montenegro Statistical Office showed Thursday. The trade deficit rose to EUR 554.9...  Jun 24  Comment 
ROME (dpa-AFX) - Italy's foreign trade surplus with Non-Eu countries in May increased from a year ago, as exports rose and imports fell, preliminary figures from the statistical office Istat showed Wednesday. The trade surplus increased to...  Jun 18  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - Swiss trade surplus increased more-than-expected in May as exports recovered amid a fall in imports, the Swiss Federal Customs Administration showed Thursday. The trade surplus rose to CHF 3.43 billion in May from CHF 2.65...  Jun 17  Comment 
ROME (dpa-AFX) - Italy's trade surplus declined in April from the previous month as imports remained stable and exports decreased, statistical office Istat reported Wednesday. The trade surplus fell to a seasonally adjusted EUR 3.52 billion...


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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