Wholesale prices fell 3.1% in January

Feb 10, 2016

Wholesale prices fell 3.1% in January

Japan’s wholesale prices dropped 3.1 percent in January from a year earlier for the 10th straight month of decline, with a slowing Chinese economy and oversupply concerns leading to lower crude oil and other commodity prices, the Bank of Japan said Wednesday. The index ...

Japan's 2015 trade deficit narrows as oil prices tumble

Jan 25, 2016

Japan's 2015 trade deficit narrows as oil prices tumble

Japan logged a trade deficit in 2015 for the fifth straight year, but its value shrank 77.9 percent from 2014 to ¥2.83 trillion ($23.9 billion), due mainly to a sharp drop in imports amid lower crude oil prices, the government said Monday. The value ...

Dec 8, 2015

Farm exports projected to hit record high in 2015

Japanese exports of agricultural, forestry and fishery products as well as other foods are expected to hit a record high in 2015, agriculture minister Hiroshi Moriyama said. Exports of such products from January to October reached ¥602.9 billion, jumping 23.2 percent from the year ...

China overtakes Japan as Asia's top technology exporter

Dec 8, 2015

China overtakes Japan as Asia's top technology exporter

China has brought to an end Japan’s dominance of Asia’s high-technology exports, according to the Asian Development Bank. China’s share of Asia’s exports of high-tech goods such as medical instruments and aircraft and telecommunications equipment rose to 43.7 percent in 2014 from 9.4 percent ...