trade balance

trade balance
the difference in value over a period of time of a country's imports and exports of merchandise

a nation's balance of trade is favorable when its exports exceed its imports

Hypernyms: ↑balance

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trade balance,
the difference between the value of all the imports and that of all the exports of a country; balance of trade.

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ˈtrade balance f368 [trade balance] noun

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • trade balance — trade .balance n ↑balance of trade …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • trade balance — trade′ bal ance n. bus gov balance of trade • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • trade balance. — See balance of trade. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • trade balance — noun The balance of trade …   Wiktionary

  • trade balance. — See balance of trade. [1925 30] …   Useful english dictionary

  • active trade balance — trade balance (difference between the value of all imports and the value of all exports) which shows constant action …   English contemporary dictionary

  • trade balance — difference in value between merchandise which is exported from a state to the value of merchandise which is imported in exchange …   English contemporary dictionary

  • unfavourable trade balance — UK US UK (US unfavorable trade balance) noun [C, usually singular] (also unfavourable balance of trade) ► ECONOMICS ADVERSE BALANCE OF TRADE(Cf. ↑adverse balance of trade) → See also TRADE DEFICIT( …   Financial and business terms

  • adverse trade balance — UK US noun [C] ECONOMICS ► ADVERSE BALANCE OF TRADE(Cf. ↑adverse balance of trade) …   Financial and business terms

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