Japan’s current account surplus narrowed by a record amount in June as exports fell and higher oil prices pushed up the import bill.
The surplus shrank 67.4 percent to ¥493.9 billion from ¥1.52 trillion a year earlier, the Finance Ministry said Wednesday. The median estimate of 29 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News was for the gap to decrease to ¥494.7 billion.
Unable to view this article?
This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.
Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.
If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.
We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.