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trade surplus

noun [C, usually singular]
 
 
ECONOMICS, COMMERCE, FINANCE
a situation in which the value of goods that a country exports is more than the value of goods it imports, or the size of this difference: have/run/record a trade surplus Figures indicate the country had a trade surplus of $452 million in February. A fall in the price of grain and severe flooding impacted heavily on the country's trade surplus. a growing/record/widening trade surplus a merchandise trade surplus →  Compare trade deficit
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