1 The trade deficit is the flip side of a rapidly expanding economy.
2 The trade balance has been in deficit for the past five years.
3 They're ready to cut the federal budget deficit for the next fiscal year.
4 Rising budget deficit is beginning to bite.
5 The current trade deficit indicates a serious imbalance between our import and export trade.
6 The Congressional Budget Office says the federal deficit shows every sign of getting larger.
7 The government was forced to sell state-owned companies to fund the budget deficit.
8 Failing to tackle the deficit would be throwing away an opportunity we haven't had for a generation.
9 They must retrench their expenditure for the purpose of making up the deficit.
10 The deficit in trade of all types of goods showed an unexpectedly large increase in the final month of last year.
11 Are we to believe that the only thing between us and the abyss is the size of the deficit, and the more the government borrows, the better off we shall be?
12 Even France's brilliant freestyler and anchor Yannick Agnel couldn't make up the insurmountable deficit.
13 Economic theory suggests that ultimately excessive trade deficits are corrected by currency devaluation.
14 Earlier this week EU governments voted to bend the rules o that France and Germany wouldn't be penalized for breaking the rules on budget deficits.
15 Earlier this week EU governments voted to bend the rules of the stability pact so that France and Germany wouldn't be penalized for breaking the rules on budget deficits.