Only if the value of exports is equal to the value of imports, the balance of trade is said to be in equilibrium. But the balance of payments always balances because every transaction must be settled. Hence total debits must be equal to the total credits.
Also know, what do you mean by balance of payments?
The balance of payments, also known as balance of international payments and abbreviated B.O.P. or BoP, of a country is the record of all economic transactions between the residents of the country and of the world in a particular period (over a quarter of a year or more commonly over a year).Balance of payment is a
What is the difference between balance of trade and balance of payments?
Balance of payments is the overall record of all economic transactions of a country with the rest of the world. Balance of trade is the difference in the value of exports and imports of only visible items. Balance of trade includes imports and exports of goods alone i.e., visible items.
What is deficit amount?
A deficit is the amount by which a sum falls short of some reference amount.