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terms of trade

Syllabification: terms of trade

Definition of terms of trade in English:

plural noun

Economics
The ratio of an index of a country’s export prices to an index of its import prices.
Example sentences
  • A ratio comparing export prices to import prices, the terms of trade is related to current accounts and the balance of payments.
  • To be sure, there are substantial benefits to be derived in terms of trade, price transparency and economic efficiency from the embrace of a common currency union.
  • The sources of the liquidity squeeze include poorer terms of trade with customers and suppliers and a less accommodating approach by banks.

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