Trade balance

MarketWatch  Apr 9  Comment 
There is at least one easy way to resolve a growing trade deficit—and perhaps a brewing tariff conflict—with China that is at the heart of a brewing clash over import duties.
Wall Street Journal  Apr 8  Comment 
This week, the U.S. Federal Reserve and European Central Bank release minutes of their latest meetings, and China reports import, export and inflation data.  Apr 8  Comment 
The single market benefits manufacturers far more than providers of services. Guess which Britain excels in At the time it was big, big news. Three days before the general election, official figures showed that Britain’s trade had taken a...
MarketWatch  Apr 5  Comment 
Donald Trump’s confusion about trade is dangerous, outdated and, frankly, a bit silly, writes Joseph Stiglitz.
Benzinga  Apr 5  Comment 
What you need to know before markets open The manufacturing and services activity decelerated sharply from cyclical multi-year high at the turn of this year in March, but activity still remains solid in historical terms and consistent with...
MarketWatch  Apr 5  Comment 
U.S. trade deficit near 10-year high
Wall Street Journal  Apr 5  Comment 
The U.S. trade gap widened in February, largely reflecting an increase in the goods deficit and a decline in the services surplus the U.S. typically holds.
SeekingAlpha  Apr 5  Comment 
NPR  Mar 28  Comment 
President Trump says the trade deficit that the U.S. runs with other nations must be slashed for the well-being of the country. But analysts say the deficit provides other benefits to the economy.
MarketWatch  Mar 28  Comment 
The trade deficit in goods widened to $75.4 billion in February, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.


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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