Japan's exports post seventh monthly decline on stronger yen

May 23, 2016

Japan's exports post seventh monthly decline on stronger yen

Exports fell for the seventh consecutive month in April as the yen strengthened, underscoring the growing challenges to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s efforts to revive economic growth. Overseas shipments declined 10.1 percent in April from a year earlier, the Finance Ministry said Monday. The ...

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 ...