Japan Current Account Surplus Climbs To Y2,320 Billion
Japan had a current account surplus of 2,320.0 billion yen in July, the Ministry of Finance said on Friday – up 19.6 percent on year.
The headline figure topped expectations for a surplus of 2,030.1 billion yen and was up from the 934.6 billion yen surplus in June.
The trade surplus came in at 566.6 billion yen, exceeding expectations for 518.0 billion yen and up from 518.5 billion yen in the previous month.
Imports were up 17.7 percent on year to 5,834.5 billion yen, while exports climbed an annual 15.2 percent to 6,401.2 billion yen.