# Data Interpretation - Bar Charts - Discussion

Study the following bar charts and answer the questions.

Foreign Trade (Imports and Exports) by countries for the year (1993 - 1994)

2.

How many countries exhibited a trade surplus ?

 [A]. 5 [B]. 4 [C]. 3 [D]. 6

Explanation:

Out of a total of 12 countries, 8 showed a deficit while 4 showed a surplus.

 Ramesh said: (Oct 19, 2010) How 8 showed a deficit?

 Alok said: (Mar 14, 2011) How to calculate Trade Surplus..?

 Ramya said: (Jul 9, 2011) Please explain in detail about the problem.

 Sam said: (Aug 30, 2011) A Deficit occurs when Imports>Exports. When you compare both the graphs for 4 countries Exports>Imports. So, there's a trade surplus in those 4 countries.

 Divya said: (Nov 7, 2011) Thank you Sam.

 Socky said: (Nov 22, 2011) deficit= imports>exports surplus=exports>imports

 Divya said: (Jan 27, 2014) Please explain in detail how to calculate surplus?

 Ashwini said: (Jul 4, 2014) Please explain in detail how to calculate of surplus & deficit?

 Kasinath @Hyd said: (Aug 20, 2014) Surplus means More/Profit. It is obtained by Exports. Surplus= Exports > Imports. A= 92 > 87. I= 4002 > 2744. J= 4038 > 3043. K= 4453 > 3644.

 Mahi said: (Jul 10, 2016) Thanks for giving explanations.