Definition of export surplus in English:

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export surplus

noun

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

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Syllabification: ex·port sur·plus

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