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BALANCE OF TRADE SURPLUS: An imbalance in a nation's balance of trade in which the payments for merchandise exports received by the country exceed payments for merchandise imports paid by the country. This is also termed a favorable balance of trade. It's considered favorable because more goods are exported out of the country than are imported in, meaning that foreign production is replaced with domestic production, which then increases domestic employment and income. A balance of trade surplus is often the source of a balance of payments surplus.

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AVERAGE FACTOR COST CURVE: A curve that graphically represents the relation between average factor cost incurred by a firm for buying or hiring a factor of production and the factor quantity. Because average factor cost is essentially factor price, the average factor cost curve (in most circumstances) is also the factor supply curve facing the firm. This curve is constructed to capture the relation between average factor cost and the factor quantity, holding other variables constant.

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AVERAGE FIXED COST CURVE

A curve that graphically represents the relation between average fixed cost incurred by a firm in the short-run product of a good or service and the quantity produced. This curve is constructed to capture the relation between average fixed cost and the level of output, holding other variables, like technology and resource prices, constant. The average fixed cost curve is one of three average curves. The other two are average total cost curve and average variable cost curve. A related curve is the marginal cost curve.

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