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Japan's Current Account Surplus Down 1.5 Pct in Aug.

Japan's Current Account Surplus Down 1.5 Pct in Aug.

   Tokyo, Oct. 8 (Jiji Press)--Japan's current account surplus in August fell 1.5 pct from a year before to 2,102.8 billion yen, the Ministry of Finance said Thursday.
   The result came against the median forecast of 1,976.9 billion yen among 17 economic research institutes surveyed by Jiji Press.
   Japan logged a goods and services trade surplus of 96.6 billion yen against the year-before surplus of 28.9 billion yen, the ministry said in a preliminary balance of payments report.
   In goods trade, Japan's surplus totaled 413.2 billion yen, against 30.4 billion yen in surplus. Exports were down 15.5 pct at 5,124.7 billion yen, and imports were down 22.0 pct at 4,711.5 billion yen.
   The surplus on the primary income account shrank 1.9 pct to 2,248.7 billion yen.

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