Trade balance

Reuters  May 25  Comment 
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose slightly last week and the four-week moving average of claims hit a 44-year low, suggesting a further tightening of the labor market that could encourage the Federal Reserve to raise...
Forex News  May 24  Comment 
The New Zealand dollar fell together with other commodity currencies after the surprise cut of China’s credit rating (the fact that the Asian country is the biggest trading partner of New Zealand was not helping the matter). Yet...
Reuters  May 22  Comment 
Japan's exports rose in April to mark their fifth straight month of gains, as shipments of semiconductors and steel expanded, signalling that more robust overseas demand could underpin a steady economic recovery.
Forbes  May 20  Comment 
Here's what is remarkable about the U.S. trade surplus with Saudi Arabia: Two years before, in 2014, the U.S. deficit with Saudi Arabia was the sixth largest with any country in the world. In size, it trailed only U.S. deficits with China, Canada,...
Forbes  May 16  Comment 
June 3-7, more than 1,300 international travel and tourism buyers/media, and over 1,000 US travel organizations at the annual IPW convention in Washington, DC., booking over $4.7 billion in future travel to the US, including airlines, trains,...
Wall Street Journal  May 16  Comment 
The eurozone’s trade surplus with the rest of the world during March was the widest since the single currency was launched in 1999, as exports jumped.
Reuters  May 16  Comment 
The euro zone increased its trade surplus with the rest of the world in March with both exports and imports rising markedly, in a sign that global commerce has so far not been hampered by protectionist calls.
The Economic Times  May 15  Comment 
Imports grew 49%, buoyed by a 211% rise in gold imports, while exports increased 19.7% to $24.6 bn, widening trade deficit to $13.2 bn from $4.8 bn in the year ago period.
Reuters  May 12  Comment 
The United States and China have agreed to take action by mid-July to increase access for U.S. financial firms and expand trade in beef and chicken among other steps as part of Washington's drive to cut its trade deficit with Beijing.


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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