trade surplus


: 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

Examples of trade surplus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its trade surplus in these goods is equal to a tenth of the entire Chinese economy. Keith Bradsher, New York Times, 14 May 2024 European leaders have pushed back against China’s surge in manufacturing capacity, its massive trade surplus and its support for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Alberto Nardelli, Fortune Asia, 24 Apr. 2024 Japan had a trade surplus with the U.S. and some European countries. Yuri Kageyama, Quartz, 17 Apr. 2024 The country’s global trade surplus in goods has soared in recent years and is now approaching $1 trillion. Hanna Ziady, CNN, 9 Apr. 2024 Its global trade surplus in goods has soared and is now approaching $1 trillion. Hanna Ziady, CNN, 28 Mar. 2024 China’s trade surplus will persist until its domestic demand meaningfully grows or investment growth slows significantly. Daniel H. Rosen, Foreign Affairs, 27 Mar. 2024 The flow of trade Arizona enjoys a sizable trade surplus with Ireland. The Arizona Republic, 17 Mar. 2024 Imports also beat expectations, up 3.5% from a year ago, while the trade surplus reached $125.2 billion, about 7% higher than the same period last year. Laura He, CNN, 7 Mar. 2024

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“Trade surplus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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