Define: Trade Creditors

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Definition: Trade Creditors

Quick Summary of Trade Creditors

Persons who supply goods or services to a business in the normal course of trade and allow a period of credit before payment must be made.

What is the dictionary definition of Trade Creditors?

Dictionary Definition

trade creditor is a supplier who has sent your business goods, or supplied it with services, who you haven’t yet paid.

Full Definition of Trade Creditors

The amount that goes on your business’s balance sheet for trade creditors is the sum of all its unpaid invoices from suppliers, as at that point in time.

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Definition Sources

Definitions for Trade Creditors are sourced/syndicated from:

  • Oxford Dictionary Of Economics
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 23rd December 2018.