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Japan's Current Account Surplus Down 4.7 Pct in Feb.

Japan's Current Account Surplus Down 4.7 Pct in Feb.

   Tokyo, April 8 (Jiji Press)--Japan's current account surplus in February fell 4.7 pct from a year before to 2,916.9 billion yen, the Ministry of Finance said Thursday.
   The result came against the median forecast of 1,966 billion yen in surplus among 18 economic research institutes surveyed by Jiji Press.
   Japan logged a goods and services trade surplus of 448.5 billion yen against the year-before surplus of 1,093.6 billion yen, the ministry said in a preliminary balance of payments report.
   In goods trade, Japan's surplus totaled 524.2 billion yen, against 1,363.5 billion yen in surplus. Exports were down 4 pct at 6,075.2 billion yen, and imports were up 11.8 pct at 5,551 billion yen.
   The surplus on the primary income account expanded 25 pct to 2,631.1 billion yen.

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