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Japan’s customs-cleared trade surplus in 2003 grew 3.6 percent from the previous year, the Finance Ministry said Monday.

The surplus — exports minus imports — stood at 10.24 trillion yen. It was the second consecutive annual increase, as a continuing trade surplus with other parts of Asia offset a slimmer surplus with the United States.

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