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"balance of payments" in American English

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balance of paymentsnoun [C usually sing]

 us   /ˈbæl·əns əv ˈpeɪ·mənts/ (also balance of trade,  us   /ˈbæl·əns əv ˈtreɪd/ )
the difference between income from exports (= goods and services sold to other countries) and the cost of imports (= goods and services bought from other countries)
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balance of paymentsnoun [singular]

uk   us  
ECONOMICS the difference between the amount of money a country receives from exports, foreign trade, etc. and the amount it spends on imports, etc. from other countries: A healthy balance of payments and huge foreign-exchange reserves will allow most Asian countries to finance expensive oil imports for a long time. a balance of payments deficit/surplus
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Translations of “balance of payments”
in Chinese (Simplified) 国际收支差额…
in Turkish ödemeler dengesi…
in Russian платежный баланс…
in Chinese (Traditional) 國際收支差額…
in Polish bilans płatniczy…
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