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Japan Logs Trade Deficit of 152.5 B. Yen in Dec.

Japan Logs Trade Deficit of 152.5 B. Yen in Dec.

   Tokyo, Jan. 23 (Jiji Press)--Japan logged a customs-cleared trade deficit of 152.5 billion yen in December last year, compared with 55.7 billion yen in deficit a year before, the Ministry of Finance said Thursday.
   The result came against the median forecast of 150 billion yen in deficit among 17 research institutes surveyed by Jiji Press.
   Exports fell 6.3 pct to 6,577.1 billion yen, and imports dropped 4.9 pct to 6,729,6 billion yen, the ministry said in a preliminary report.
   In trade with the United States, Japan's surplus shrank 16.7 pct to 473.1 billion yen. Exports were down 14.9 pct, and imports were down 13.7 pct.
   In trade with mainland China, Japan posted a deficit of 128 billion yen, compared with 195.9 billion yen in deficit a year before. Exports rose 0.8 pct, and imports were down 3.6 pct.

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