Trade Balance

Forbes  Feb 22  Comment 
Lawmakers who support a border adjustable tax say it will generate trillions of dollars in new revenue and shrink the trade deficit. It can’t do both.
Forbes  Feb 22  Comment 
The controversy over counting re-exports in the trade deficit derives from a common fallacy that I call factoid economics. Understanding the economy requires that underlying relationships be clear, and numbers used only when they are in some kind...
The Economic Times  Feb 22  Comment 
Government policies have to be favourable to help bilateral relations grow to a new high, Lu Xinhua said, adding that China will continue to be a problem solver for its corporates.  Feb 21  Comment 
President Trump's team may use a new maneuver to try to get better trade deals: Make the trade deficit look worse than it is.  Feb 21  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - Switzerland's trade surplus increased in January as imports declined sharply from prior month, the Federal Customs Administration reported Tuesday. The trade surplus rose to CHF 4.7 billion in January from CHF 2.7...
Forex News  Feb 20  Comment 
The Japanese yen opened lower and proceeded to fall during the current trading session as the optimistic market sentiment and Japan’s shrinking trade surplus weighed on the currency. Japan’s trade balance logged a surplus of ¥0.16...  Feb 20  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - The Japanese yen weakened against the other major currencies in the Asian session on Monday, after data showed that Japanese trade balance figures rose less than expected in January. Data from the Ministry of Finance showed...  Feb 19  Comment 
HONG KONG (dpa-AFX) - Japan will on Monday release January figures for imports, exports and trade balance, highlighting a modest day for Asia-Pacific economic activity. Imports are expected to rise 4.8 percent on year after falling 2.6 percent...
Wall Street Journal  Feb 19  Comment 
The shift on counting exports would make the U.S. trade gap appear larger than it had in past years, which could give the administration ammunition in arguing that trade deals need to be renegotiated.  Feb 16  Comment 
ROME (dpa-AFX) - Italy's foreign trade surplus increased in December from a year ago, though marginally, figures from the statistical office Istat showed Thursday. The trade surplus rose to EUR 5.8 billion in December from EUR 5.6 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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