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- noun The difference in value between the total exports and total imports of a nation during a specific period of time.
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- noun economics, trade The difference between the
monetaryvalue of exportsand importsin an economyover a certain period of time.
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- noun the difference in value over a period of time of a country's imports and exports of merchandise
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