trade gap

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trade gap
 
n
the amount by which the value of a country's visible imports exceeds that of visible exports; an unfavourable balance of trade

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trade gap

noun
the difference in value over a period of time of a country's imports and exports of merchandise; "a nation's balance of trade is favorable when its exports exceed its imports" [syn: balance of trade
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