Trade balance

MarketWatch  4 hrs ago  Comment 
The U.S. trade deficit narrowed in January after hitting a two-year high in December. The nation's trade gap narrowed 8.4% to $41.8 billion from revised $45.6 billion in December, the Commerce Department said Friday. Economists surveyed by...
Wall Street Journal  4 hrs ago  Comment  Feb 27  Comment 
Weaker business stockpiling and bigger trade deficit blamed Economists optimistic that 2015 will see stronger growth The US economy slowed more sharply in the final three months of the year than initial estimates, reflecting weaker business...
Reuters  Feb 27  Comment 
U.S. economic growth braked more sharply than initially thought in the fourth quarter amid a slow pace of stock accumulation by businesses and a wider trade deficit, but the underlying fundamentals remained solid.
Forex News  Feb 26  Comment 
The New Zealand trade balance turned positive in January, surprising analysts who expected it to remain in the negative territory. The New Zealand dollar rallied as a result.(...)Read the rest of Positive Trade Balance Lifts New Zealand...
Clusterstock  Feb 26  Comment 
Shipping companies and a powerful dock workers' union in West Coast ports reached a tentative deal last Friday after a nine-month slowdown. In a note Tuesday, Goldman's Kris Dawsey wrote that although an agreement has been reached, shipments...
The Times of India  Feb 25  Comment 
Three days ahead of the Budget, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has told the government that the fall in international crude price is too valuable an opportunity to miss in terms of getting fiscal deficit and trade deficit in place.
Japan Today  Feb 19  Comment 
Japan's trade deficit more than halved year-on-year in January, helped by lower oil prices and the strongest exports in over a year, official data showed Thursday. The shortfall shrank to 1.18 trillion yen from the year-before figure of 2.8...
Clusterstock  Feb 16  Comment 
The eurozone's trade surplus hit a massive €194.8 billion in 2014, according to figures just out. That's way up from 2014's €152.3 billion, an increase of more than 27%. The eurozone's trade surplus in general has been getting bigger....


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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