The amount by which a country's import trade with the dollar area exceeds the corresponding export trade.
- ‘The problem is the city is facing a huge dollar gap of six billion dollars, the largest such deficit in its history as measured in dollars.’
- ‘The stage for this initiative had been set by the progressive elimination of the dollar gap - that is, of Europe's structural deficit in relation to the United States.’
- ‘Although the dollar gap did not disappear, inflation and unemployment decreased, and the plan successfully promoted European political stability under democratic institutions.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.