Japan’s exports grew 37.0% from a year earlier in July, keeping up their sharp rebound from the initial blow of the COVID-19 pandemic amid a solid global economic recovery, government data showed Wednesday.

Rising for the fifth month in a row, exports totaled ¥7.36 trillion ($67 billion), lifted by robust shipments of cars and auto parts to the United States as well as semiconductors and chip-making equipment to Asian nations including China, the Finance Ministry said in a preliminary report.

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