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Japan's Current Account Surplus at 452.8 B. Yen in Dec.

Japan's Current Account Surplus at 452.8 B. Yen in Dec.

   Tokyo, Feb. 8 (Jiji Press)--Japan's current account surplus in December last year fell 43.1 pct from a year before to 452.8 billion yen, the Ministry of Finance said Friday.
   The result came against the median forecast of 429.8 billion yen in surplus among 19 economic research institutes surveyed by Jiji Press.
   Japan logged a goods and services trade surplus of 102 billion yen, down 69.2 pct, the ministry said in a preliminary balance of payments report.
   In goods trade, Japan's surplus went down 58.8 pct to 216.2 billion yen. Exports were down 2.8 pct at 7,069.8 billion yen, and imports were up 1.6 pct at 6,853.7 billion yen.
   The surplus on the primary income account shrank 34.7 pct to 404.9 billion yen.

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