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Japan posts $5 billion trade deficit in January

Japan posted a goods trade deficit of 645 billion yen (about $5 billion) in January on weak exports amid poor economic situation around the world, the government said on Thursday.

Japan posts 114.5 bn yen trade deficit

Japan posts 114.5 bn yen trade deficit

The Japanese finance ministry said on Wednesday that the country's goods trade deficit in September stayed at 114.5 billion yen (about $955 million).

Japan Q2 GDP shrinks less than expected on inventory gains

Japan Q2 GDP shrinks less than expected on inventory gains

Analysts expect any rebound in July-September growth to be feeble as factory output unexpectedly fell in July and China`s slowdown dampened prospects for a solid recovery in exports.

Japan's trade deficit narrows but export volumes stumble

The finance ministry said Japan`s monthly deficit came in at 268.05 billion yen ($2.15 billion), well below 966.5 billion yen a year earlier.

Japan's trade deficit stands at 69 billion yen

On a customs-cleared basis, exports of the world's largest economy increased 9.5 percent from a year earlier, while imports dropped 2.9 percent, reported Xinhua citing the ministry.

Japan posts sharp drop in May trade deficit, exports weak

The gap between imports and exports came in at 216.0 billion yen (USD 1.75 billion), down about 76 percent from a 917.2 billion yen deficit a year earlier.

Japan trade deficit more than halves in January

Japan`s trade deficit more than halved year-on-year in January, helped by stronger exports and lower oil prices, official data showed Thursday.

Japan trade deficit shrinks 31.5% on-year in November

Japan`s trade deficit in November shrank by nearly a third from a year earlier, helped by higher exports and lower bills for oil imports, official data showed Wednesday.

Japan trade deficit narrows 35.5% on-year in October

Exports rose 9.6 percent to 6.7 trillion yen, chalking up the strongest growth in eight months on higher shipments of cars, ships and steel.

Japan trade deficit narrows 6.6% on-year to $9.4 bn in July: Govt

Japan logged a deficit of 964.0 billion yen against the year-before shortfall of 1,032.5 billion yen, the finance ministry said.

Japan June exports slide in warning sign for economic outlook

That followed a 2.7 percent decline in the prior month, which was the first annual drop in 15 months.

Japan cuts growth outlook as exports hit, imports rise

The cut was also "due to weak domestic demand following the consumption tax increase in April", the official said.

Japan's economy grows at slower pace, raise stakes for Abenomics

Japan`s economy grew at a much slower pace than expected at the end of last year, posing a challenge to policymakers as massive government stimulus efforts showed few signs of sparking momentum in consumption and exports.

Japan exports rise at fastest in 3 years, weak yen paying off

Almost all of Japan's nuclear reactors have remained idle since the Fukushima disaster in March 2011, putting extra pressure on the energy import bill.

Japan registers 993.9 billion yen trade deficit

Exports increased 10.1 percent from a year earlier, while imports rose 10 percent.

Weaker yen fuels economic optimism in Japan

The Japanese government Monday revised upward its evaluation of the economy given the weakness of the yen, which is helping to push exports and encouraging companies to increase production.

Japan's April trade deficit expands

Japan's trade deficit in April hit 520 billion yen (about USD 6.5 billion) amid expanding demand for oil and gas imports, a government report said Wednesday.

Japan trade deficit a record as fuel imports rise

Disaster-battered Japan reported its biggest annual trade deficit ever Thursday, a contrast from decades of surpluses, as a nuclear crisis boosted expensive oil and gas imports.

Japan logs first trade deficit since 1980

Japan logged its first annual trade deficit in more than 30 years in 2011, calling into question how much longer the country can fund its huge public debt without relying on fickle foreign investors.

Japan exports disappoint, could weaken further

Japan's exports rose in the year to August at less than half the pace expected as a global economic slowdown, a strong currency and Europe's sovereign debt crisis put Japan's own recovery increasingly in doubt.