Trade Surplus

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Trade Surplus

A nation's excess of exports over imports during a given time frame.

Trade Surplus

The difference between the value of a country's exports and the value of its imports, where the value of exports is greater. Analysts disagree on the impact, if any, of a trade surplus on the economy. Some economists believe that a trade surplus creates employment and increases GDP growth. Others believe that the balance of trade has little impact. A trade surplus is also called a favorable balance of trade. See also: Trade deficit.

trade surplus

The amount of goods and services that a country exports that is in excess of the amount of goods and services it imports. A trade surplus increases economic activity in a country but also may result in higher prices and interest rates if the economy is already operating at near capacity. Compare trade deficit.
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A statement released to the UK's National Infrastructure Planning Authority on behalf of the three energy leaders said; "The proposed CHP plant will have an installed capacity of up to 500 MW and produce sufficient electricity to both meet the existing LNG terminal's power needs and to export surplus electricity.
Morocco aims to export surplus electricity to Europe via Spain, where it has a power market trading licence that allows it to sell electricity.
Scotland has committed to ensuring that renewable energy sources contribute to at least 100 per cent of its own electricity requirements by 2020, while continuing to export surplus power.
Shell says there is potential to export surplus gas in LNG form from the south through the Gulf.
Scotland offers huge opportunities and the country has "committed to ensuring that renewable energy sources contribute to 100 per cent of its own electricity requirements by 2020, while continuing to export surplus power.
The government preferred to export surplus grain and let it rot, rather than providing it to reach those who can't afford to buy adequate meals for themselves," she added, while addressing a mass rally of CPM workers here.
It's likely that the South Asian nation will ship fewer cargoes in May and June, but thereafter seasonal demand tapers, which will allow Indian refiners to export surplus fuel again.
Export surplus of Kyrgyzstan formed negative in the sum of $128.
If anything deserves the label "beggar-thy-neighbor" that critics use for German policies, it is the Treasury's attack on Germany's export surplus and its concomitant obsession with increasing German domestic demand.
The overall problem is that we can't all run export surplus at the same time, someone needs to import.
ECOmulti can even export surplus power to the grid.
ISLAMABAD -- Tajikistan has offered Pakistan to export surplus electricity to it so as to overcome its energy crisis.