trade surplus

Definition

A positive balance of trade, i.e. exports exceed imports. opposite of trade deficit.

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The trade surplus was really cool to check out and I invited my friend over to figure out what it was all about.

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The trade surplus was a positive point that was worth mentioning during the meeting with the advisers of the president.

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My boss believed that the new free trade agreement with Lesotho would cause us to export more to them than we imported and would contribute to a trade surplus.

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