trade surplus Meaning in Cambridge Business English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "trade surplus" - Business English Dictionary

See all translations

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
(Definition of trade surplus from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of trade surplus?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “trade surplus” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
lap

to go past someone in a race who has been round the track one less time than you

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More