• Kyodo

  • SHARE

Japan chalked up a goods trade surplus of ¥1.92 trillion ($17 billion) in the fiscal first half amid robust exports to Asia and the United States, but was squeezed by rising energy imports, government data showed Thursday.

The surplus for the April-September period, the nation’s fourth in a row, fell 20.3 percent on year but came as exports grew 12.8 percent — the fastest pace since 2010 — to ¥38.37 trillion, the Finance Ministry said in a preliminary report.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

PHOTO GALLERY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)