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Japan's Current Account Surplus Up 24.5 Pct in July

Japan's Current Account Surplus Up 24.5 Pct in July

   Tokyo, Sept. 8 (Jiji Press)--Japan's current account surplus in July rose 24.5 pct from a year before to 1,910.8 billion yen, the Finance Ministry said in a preliminary report Wednesday.
   The surplus in the current account, the broadest measure of the country's international trade, was smaller than the median forecast of 2.3 trillion yen among 17 economic research institutes surveyed by Jiji Press.
   Japan logged a goods and services trade surplus of 37.4 billion yen against the year-before deficit of 265.4 billion yen.
   In goods trade, the country's surplus totaled 622.3 billion yen, compared with a surplus of 150.4 billion yen a year before.
   Exports rose 37.5 pct to 7,220.3 billion yen, and imports grew 29.3 pct to 6,598 billion yen.

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