Trade balance

New York Times  Dec 2  Comment 
President-elect Donald J. Trump’s advisers are focused on erasing the trade deficit as a way to spur growth. But it may not be worth the hand-wringing.  Dec 2  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - Hungary's foreign trade surplus increased less than initially estimated in September, latest figures from the Hungarian Central Statistical Office showed Friday. The trade surplus for September was revised down slightly...  Nov 30  Comment 
ANKARA (dpa-AFX) - Turkey's foreign trade deficit increased in October from a year ago, as exports fell and import rose, figures from the Turkish Statistical Institute showed Wednesday. The trade deficit rose to $4.16 billion in October from...  Nov 30  Comment 
HELSINKI (dpa-AFX) - Finland's trade gap narrowed less than initially estimate in September, latest figures from Finland Customs Office showed Wednesday. The trade deficit for September was EUR 77 million instead of EUR 70 million estimated...  Nov 28  Comment 
STOCKHOLM (dpa-AFX) - Sweden's trade deficit for October narrowed from a year ago, data from Statistics Sweden showed Friday. The trade deficit narrowed to SEK 2.7 billion from SEK 3.1 billion a year ago. In September, there was a SEK 3.3...
The Economic Times  Nov 28  Comment 
During the April-Sept period of 2016-17, the deficit is at USD 25.22 billion, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.
MarketWatch  Nov 25  Comment 
Donald Trump’s avowed policies will make the trade deficit larger, not smaller, because his fiscal policy will reduce national savings, writes Stephen Roach.  Nov 25  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - With imports rising and exports falling, the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing that the U.S. trade deficit in goods widened much more than expected in October. The report said the goods deficit widened...  Nov 22  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - Switzerland's trade surplus declined in October as exports declined amid a rebound in imports, the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs said Tuesday. The trade surplus fell to CHF 2.7 billion from CHF 4.3 billion in...  Nov 22  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - Switzerland's foreign trade figures for October are due to be released in the pre-European session on Thursday at 2:00 am ET. Economists expect the surplus to fall to CHF 3.88 billion in October from CHF 4.37 billion in...


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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