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balance of trade

n.
The difference in value between the total exports and total imports of a nation during a specific period of time.

balance of trade

n
(Economics) economics the difference in value between total exports and total imports of goods. Also called: visible balance Compare invisible balance

bal′ance of trade′


n.
the difference in value between imports and exports, said to be favorable to a country when exports are greater.
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Noun1.balance of trade - the difference in value over a period of time of a country's imports and exports of merchandisebalance of trade - 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
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balance of trade

nbilancia commerciale
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