Trade balance

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MADRID (dpa-AFX) - Spain's foreign trade deficit decreased in November from a year ago, as exports grew faster than imports, figures from the Economy Ministry showed Thursday. The trade deficit dropped to EUR 1.25 billion in November from...  Jan 18  Comment 
As many people suspected, and as is becoming more and more obvious, the UK, with its sweatshop economy, weak productivity and huge trade deficit, is going to find itself in very chilly waters after we leave the EU (‘Unsettled’ Brexit will hit...  Jan 17  Comment 
ROME (dpa-AFX) - Italy's foreign trade surplus increased in November from a year ago, as exports grew faster than imports, figures from the statistical office Istat showed Tuesday. The trade surplus climbed to EUR 4.2 billion in November...  Jan 16  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - The euro area trade surplus advanced in November as the growth in exports outpaced the increase in imports, data from Eurostat showed Monday. The trade surplus rose to a seasonally adjusted EUR 22.7 billion in November from...  Jan 16  Comment 
BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - At 5.00 am ET Monday, Eurozone foreign trade data for November was released. After the data, the euro changed little against its major rivals. As of 5:01 am ET, the euro was trading at 0.8778 against the pound,...
Reuters  Jan 13  Comment 
India's trade deficit narrowed to $10.37 billion in December from provisional $13 billion a month ago, government data showed on Friday.
The Hindu Business Line  Jan 13  Comment 
The Times of India  Jan 13  Comment 
China's trade surplus with the United States was $366 billion in 2015, according to US customs data, which Trump could seize on in a bid to bring Beijing to the negotiating table to press for concessions, economists at Bank of America Merrill...
Benzinga  Jan 11  Comment 
GBP/USD is trading at 1.2140, down 0.0028. Market talk about recent comments from Bank of England members and U.S. policy makers has kept both buyers and sellers active. The U.K. Office for National Statistics reported the trade deficit in...  Jan 9  Comment 
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BRUSSELS (dpa-AFX) - Latvia's foreign trade deficit increased marginally in November from a year ago, figures from the Central Statistical Bureau showed Monday. The trade deficit rose to EUR 122.1 million in November from EUR 120.7...


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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