Net Exports, Capital Flows and Trade Balance


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If the United States had $5,000,000 in exports, $10,000,000 in GDP, $3,000,000 in imports and $1,000,000 in national savings, what would the net exports be?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a variable that influences net exports?

2. Why are capital flows significant for an economy?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet set will test your understanding of net exports, capital flows and balance of trade. Topics covered on the quiz include the potential influences on a country's trade surplus/deficit.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to apply your knowledge of:

  • How to measure net exports
  • Economies of countries and their relevance to trade
  • Paying for foreign goods and investing in markets
  • Weighing balance of trade

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related macroeconomics lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding net exports, capital flows and balance of trade and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the correct net exports number in a given example

Additional Learning

For more on this subject, check out the related lesson titled Net Exports, Capital Flows and Trade Balance. The lesson meets these objectives:

  • Define capital flows
  • Recall another name for balance of trade
  • Understand the value of a country's economic activity