Trade Balance

RECENT NEWS  Nov 20  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - Switzerland's trade surplus grew in October and exceeded economists' expectations as exports rose to record high, figures from the Swiss Federal Customs Administration revealed Thursday. The trade surplus grew to...
Japan Today  Nov 20  Comment 
Japan's trade deficit narrowed sharply in October, data showed Thursday, as a weaker yen boosted exports while lower oil prices brought down the country's massive energy bill. The figures marked a bright spot among otherwise gloomy data lately,...
Resource Investor  Nov 17  Comment 
India's trade deficit for the month of October declined 6% over the previous month to $13.35 billion, when matched with the September deficit of $14.25 billion.
Yahoo  Nov 17  Comment 
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A surge in exports boosted the euro zone trade surplus in September to more than double the previous month's value, data showed on Monday, pointing to a positive contribution from ...  Nov 17  Comment 
The Hindu Business Line  Nov 17  Comment 
Exports of engineering goods, gems & jewellery lead the fall  Nov 13  Comment 
DUBLIN (dpa-AFX) - Ireland's merchandise trade surplus for September grew from a year ago, figures from the Central Statistics Office showed Thursday. The seasonally adjusted trade surplus rose to EUR 3.25 billion from EUR 3.18 billion in...
Reuters  Nov 13  Comment 
The Finance Ministry and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) will reconvene in a day or two after failing to come to a decision on Thursday over whether to restrict gold imports after inbound shipments surged in the past two months, pressuring the...
Commodity Online  Nov 13  Comment 
The Finance Minister said the manufacturing sector has shrunk its contribution to GDP to 15 per cent. "Our effort is to increase its share to 25 per cent."  Nov 11  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - Latvia's merchandise trade deficit for September widened from the same month last year as imports grew and exports declined, figures from the Central Statistical Bureau showed Tuesday. The trade deficit increased to EUR...


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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