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Trade Balance *

Definition
The difference between the exports and imports of goods. Also called Net trade of goods.
Source Definition
UIS, Statistics on culture trade
Purpose
Indicates if a country enjoys a surplus or deficit in the trade of goods.
Calculation Method
Exports less imports
Data Source
Customs statistics
Types of Disaggregation
By type of goods
By partner country
Interpretation
Indicates if a country enjoys a surplus or deficit in the trade of goods. If the figure is positive, the country is exporting more goods than it is importing. In the figure is negative, the country is importing more goods than it is exporting

Balance commerciale *

Définition
La différence entre les exportations et les importations de bien. Également appelé: commerce net de biens
Source de la définition
ISU, Statistiques du commerce culturel
But
Indique si le pays bénéficie d'un excédent commercial ou subit un déficit dans le commerce des biens.
Méthode de calcul
Exportations moins importations
Source de données
Statistiques douanières
Types de désagrégation
Par type de biens
Par pays partenaires
Interprétation
Indique si le pays bénéficie d'un excédent commercial ou subit un déficit dans le commerce des biens. Si le chiffre est positif, le pays exporte plus qu'il n'importe de biens, alors que s'il est négatif, il importe plus de biens qu'il n'en exporte.