Trade balance

RECENT NEWS  Aug 19  Comment 
MADRID (dpa-AFX) - Spain's foreign trade deficit decreased in June from a year ago, as exports rose and imports fell, figures from the Economy Ministry showed Friday. The trade deficit fell to EUR 1.35 billion in June from EUR 2.04 billion...  Aug 18  Comment 
TOKYO (dpa-AFX) - Japan posted a merchandise trade surplus of 513.510 billion yen in July, the Ministry of Finance said on Thursday. That beat expectations for a surplus of 273.2 billion yen following the upwardly revised 693.1 billion yen...
Benzinga  Aug 16  Comment 
EUR/USD is trading at 1.1291, up 0.0110. The pair is trading at session highs. Market talk about money flows and global central bank monetary policy is constant. Eurostat reported the Euro area trade surplus increased 14.9 percent...  Aug 16  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - The euro area trade surplus decreased unexpectedly in June, as imports grew faster than exports, figures from Eurostat showed Tuesday. The seasonally adjusted trade surplus fell to EUR 23.4 billion in June from EUR 24.6...
Benzinga  Aug 16  Comment 
USD/JPY is trading at 100.21, down 1.05. The pair is trading very choppy and at the session lows. Market talk about global money flows and headline news is making the rounds. Japan's Ministry of Finance is scheduled to release Balance...  Aug 15  Comment 
DUBLIN (dpa-AFX) - Ireland's trade surplus increased in June, as exports rose and imports fell, the Central Statistics Office reported Monday. The trade surplus rose to EUR 4.5 billion in June from EUR 3.7 billion in the preceding...
The Hindu Business Line  Aug 12  Comment 
Sharp fall in trade deficit as imports plummet, too  Aug 12  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - Switzerland's trade surplus declined to a 3-month low in July, the Federal Customs Administration reported Tuesday. The trade surplus fell to CHF 2.9 billion in July from CHF 3.5 billion in June. This was the lowest...


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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