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  1. trade surplusnoun

    A positive balance of trade.


  1. trade surplus

    The balance of trade, commercial balance, or net exports (sometimes symbolized as NX), is the difference between the monetary value of a nation's exports and imports over a certain time period. Sometimes a distinction is made between a balance of trade for goods versus one for services. The balance of trade measures a flow of exports and imports over a given period of time. The notion of the balance of trade does not mean that exports and imports are "in balance" with each other. If a country exports a greater value than it imports, it has a trade surplus or positive trade balance, and conversely, if a country imports a greater value than it exports, it has a trade deficit or negative trade balance. As of 2016, about 60 out of 200 countries have a trade surplus. The notion that bilateral trade deficits are bad in and of themselves is overwhelmingly rejected by trade experts and economists.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of trade surplus in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of trade surplus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of trade surplus in a Sentence

  1. Ben Sasse:

    This is dumb. Europe, Canada, and Mexico are not China, and you don't treat allies the same way you treat opponents. We've been down this road before -- blanket protectionism is a big part of why America had a Great Depression. ' Make America Great Again' shouldn't mean' Make America 1929 Again,' bad news that @POTUS has decided to impose taxes on American consumers buying steel and aluminum from our closest allies -- Canada, the EU, and Mexico( with whom we run a trade surplus on steel). In addition to higher prices, these tariffs invite retaliation.

  2. Tom Lembong:

    We have a $10 billion trade surplus with the U.S., one of the U.S. exports to Indonesia with the best prospects, in my view, is Hollywood movies and American entertainment content.

  3. Tang Jianwei:

    If there is a set-back in trade talks, both external demand and domestic demand could be hit. If the U.S. and China reach a trade deal, China will have to step up imports form the U.S., which will reduce its trade surplus, which will reduce net exports' contribution to GDP growth.


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