Trade Balance in Japan
Japan - Trade Balance
Export growth slows in June
Nominal yen-denominated merchandise exports increased 6.7% annually in June, decelerating from May’s 8.1% expansion and undershooting market expectations of a 7.0% increase. Weaker export growth in May came on the back of lower shipments of cars and semiconductor manufacturing equipment to the United States.
Import growth also decelerated in June to a rise of 2.5% on an annual basis, well below the 14.0% rise recorded in May. The figure came in below market expectations of a 7.0% increase.
The merchandise trade balance swung to a JPY 0.7 trillion surplus in June from a JPY 0.6 trillion deficit in May due to a sharp moderation in import growth. Meanwhile, the 12-month trailing trade surplus rose to JPY 2.5 trillion in June from JPY 2.2 trillion in May.
Japan Trade Balance Forecast
Japan - Trade Balance Data
|Trade Balance (USD billion)||-117.5||-122.4||-23.3||37.0||26.1|
5 years of economic forecasts for more than 30 economic indicators.
Japan Trade Balance Chart
Source: Ministry of Finance and Met the why particular calculations.
|Bond Yield||0.11||-4.41 %||Aug 07|
|Exchange Rate||111.4||-0.35 %||Aug 07|
|Stock Market||22,663||0.11 %||Aug 07|
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