Meaning of “trade surplus” in the English Dictionary

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"trade surplus" in British English

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trade surplusnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtreɪd ˌsɜː.pləs/ us /ˈtreɪd ˌsɝː.pləs/ specialized

a situation in which the value of goods a country exports (= sells to other countries) is greater than the value of goods it imports (= buys from other countries), or the size of this difference

(Definition of “trade surplus” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"trade surplus" in Business English

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trade surplusnoun [ C, usually singular ]

uk us 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.

(Definition of “trade surplus” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)