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trade deficit

noun as in balance of payments

noun as in balance of trade

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Indeed, the rapid growth in international tourism has been a key factor in bringing down the trade deficit in recent years.

As a result, the trade deficit with China fell 12.4 percent from May to $26.6 billion.

The upshot is that the trade deficit, $702 billion in 2008, is shrinking—in real terms and as a percentage of the economy.

There was a second potentially fatal deficit that would require us to borrow from foreigners as well: the trade deficit.

Last year the trade deficit was $534 billion, down by nearly a quarter from 2008.

They show a lower volume of trade and a smaller trade deficit.

The cumulative trade deficit at the end of 1970 amounted to about 5.1 billion lei—the equivalent of about US$850 million.

The annual trade deficit in 1967 and 1968 was about 200 million leks.

For that period the overall trade deficit amounted to 278 million leva.


On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to trade deficit, such as: balance of trade, bop, trade balance, and trade gap.

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