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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
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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. a growing/record/widening trade surplus a merchandise trade surplus
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