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Japan Logs Trade Surplus of 383.2 B. Yen in June

Japan Logs Trade Surplus of 383.2 B. Yen in June

   Tokyo, July 21 (Jiji Press)--Japan logged a customs-cleared trade surplus of 383.2 billion yen in June, compared with 291 billion yen in deficit a year before, the Ministry of Finance said Wednesday.
   The result came against the median forecast of 459.9 billion yen in surplus among 19 research institutes surveyed by Jiji Press.
   Exports rose 48.6 pct from a year earlier to 7,220.8 billion yen, and imports grew 32.7 pct to 6,837.6 billion yen, the ministry said in a preliminary report.
   In trade with the United States, Japan's surplus expanded 370.7 pct to 577.8 billion yen. Exports were up 85.5 pct, and imports increased 27.3 pct.
   In trade with mainland China, Japan posted a deficit of 47.9 billion yen, compared with 147.9 billion yen in deficit a year before. Exports rose 27.7 pct, and imports were up 17.6 pct.

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