trade deficit


trade deficit
noun
an excess of imports over exports
Hypernyms: ↑deficit

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noun, pl ⋯ -cits [count]
finance : a situation in which a country buys more from other countries than it sells to other countries : the amount of money by which a country's imports are greater than its exports

We have an annual trade deficit of $6.2 billion.

called also (Brit) trade gap — opposite trade surplus

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ˈtrade deficit [trade deficit] (also ˈtrade gap) noun usually singular
a situation in which the value of a country's imports is greater than the value of its exports

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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