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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 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 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 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 registers 993.9 billion yen trade deficit

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

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.