Trade balance swings to first surplus since 2012

Apr 22, 2015

Trade balance swings to first surplus since 2012

The nation’s exports exceeded imports in March for the first time in almost three years, providing support for an economy struggling with weak domestic spending. The trade surplus was ¥229.3 billion, the Finance Ministry announced Wednesday, soaring above a median estimate of ¥44.6 billion ...

Aug 8, 2013

Current account logs 0.6% first-half surplus

Japan’s current account surplus grew 0.6 percent from a year earlier to ¥3.21 trillion for the six months through June, marking the first rise in five half-year periods, government data showed Thursday. The result was driven by growth in direct investment income, which more ...