trade surplus


Definition of trade surplus


  1. :  a situation in which a country sells more to other countries than it buys from other countries :  the amount of money by which a country's exports are greater than its imports

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  the business of buying and selling or bartering commodities :  commerce

    :  business, market

    :  dealings between persons or groups

  1. :  to give one thing in exchange for another

    :  to engage in the exchange, purchase, or sale of goods

    :  to make one's purchases :  shop

  1. :  of, relating to, or used in trade

    :  intended for or limited to persons in a business or industry

    :  serving others in the same business rather than the ultimate user or consumer

  1. :  the amount that remains when use or need is satisfied

    :  an excess of receipts over disbursements

    :  the excess of a corporation's net worth over the par or stated value of its stock

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a trip made at another's expense

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