Definition of export surplus in English:

export surplus


  • The amount by which the value of a country's exports exceeds that of its imports.

    • ‘Each year, the continent generates an export surplus of approximately five million tons.’
    • ‘Unlike the preceding twenty-six years, during which export revenues were used to pay for imports, in 1997 and 1998 countries needed an export surplus to finance capital flight.’
    • ‘The Chinese run an export surplus with the US, receive reserve assets in exchange, and then allow domestic credit to increase on the base these provide.’
    • ‘A lower net export surplus cut two-tenths of a percentage point off growth, the first such subtraction in two years.’
    • ‘During these years, it was imperative that India generated an export surplus with the rest of the world in order to pay her sterling obligations.’