Trade balance

Financial Times  Jan 26  Comment 
Gap illustrates rise of offshoring diminishes benefits of weak yen on exports
Japan Today  Jan 26  Comment 
Japan's trade deficit swelled to a record 12.781 billion yen in 2014, official data showed Monday, weighed down by post-Fukushima disaster energy bills. The shortfall was up 11.4% from the 2013 deficit and the worst since records began in 1979,...
The Economic Times  Jan 22  Comment 
The trade deficit with China is increasing at an alarming rate. Till now it has touched $32 billion and may cross $40 billion by end of this fiscal.
Forbes  Jan 16  Comment 
Surveys show that the average citizen understands the importance of the manufacturing sector and manufacturing jobs. Therefore any good news about manufacturing and job growth gets a lot of play in the media
Commodity Online  Jan 16  Comment 
As per the data released by the government on Thursday, the trade deficit fell to $9.4 billion in December. Exports during December fell 3.7 % and imports plunged 4.7%.
The Economic Times  Jan 15  Comment 
Trade deficit shrunk by 44 per cent from the previous month to $9.43 billion in December, government data showed on Thursday.
The Economic Times  Jan 13  Comment 
India's trade deficit with China rose to a whopping $37.8 billion last year even as bilateral trade picked up, totalling $70.59 billion, a year on year increase of 7.9 per cent.
The Australian  Jan 13  Comment 
CHINA’S trade surplus came in ahead of forecasts in December, on the back of better-than-expected exports and imports.
Wall Street Journal  Jan 7  Comment 
A narrowing in the trade deficit on falling oil prices makes economists’ GDP forecasts look too low, while falling gasoline costs will likely push overall consumer prices below year-earlier levels. It’s a strange world for the Federal Reserve...


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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