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Japan Logs Trade Deficit of 2.8 T. Yen in Aug.

Japan Logs Trade Deficit of 2.8 T. Yen in Aug.

   Tokyo, Sept. 15 (Jiji Press)--Japan logged a customs-cleared trade deficit of 2,817.3 billion yen in August, up from the year-before deficit of 653.4 billion yen, the Ministry of Finance said Thursday.
   The result came against the median forecast of 2,399.8 billion yen among the 19 research institutes surveyed by Jiji Press.
   Exports rose 22.1 pct to 8,061.9 billion yen, and imports grew 49.9 pct to 10,879.2 billion yen, the ministry said in a preliminary report.
   In trade with the United States, Japan's surplus expanded 20.7 pct to 471.5 billion yen. Exports increased 33.8 pct, and imports were up 40.5 pct.
   In trade with mainland China, Japan saw its deficit jump to 576.9 billion yen from 210.7 billion yen. Exports rose 13.5 pct, and imports were up 34.2 pct.

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