trade gap

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trade gap

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(Economics) the amount by which the value of a country's visible imports exceeds that of visible exports; an unfavourable balance of trade
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Noun1.trade gap - the difference in value over a period of time of a country's imports and exports of merchandisetrade gap - the difference in value over a period of time of a country's imports and exports of merchandise; "a nation's balance of trade is favorable when its exports exceed its imports"
balance - the difference between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account