trade gap

trade gap
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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: the extent to which a country's imports during a period have exceeded its exports and have been obtained through gold shipments, the sale of foreign assets, or credit : an unfavorable balance of trade — compare dollar gap

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trade gap or trade deficit noun
The amount by which a country's visible imports exceed its visible exports in value
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Main Entry:trade

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trade gap UK US noun [countable] [singular trade gap plural trade gaps]
a trade deficit
Thesaurus: international tradehyponym general words for the activity of buying and sellinghyponym

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trade gap,
an unfavorable balance of trade; trade deficit.

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n. another term for trade deficit

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ˈtrade deficit [trade deficit] (also ˈtrade gap) noun usually singular
a situation in which the value of a country's imports is greater than the value of its exports

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