Another term for trade deficit.
- That's a key vulnerability for future U.S. growth, especially since America will have to find the funds to finance both an exploding budget deficit and a record trade gap.
- After adjusting for prices, the growing trade gap subtracted six-tenths of a percentage point from economic growth last year.
- At the moment, the U.S. is growing faster than many of its trading partners in Europe and Japan, so imports are rising faster than exports, and the trade gap is growing.
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