Japan trade deficit

Japan returns to trade deficit in May

Japan fell into a trade deficit in May, the first since January, as export declines accelerated while imports dropped, the finance ministry said Monday.

Jun 20, 2016, 05:57 AM IST
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).

Oct 21, 2015, 10:34 AM IST

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.

Aug 19, 2015, 08:54 AM IST

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.

Jul 23, 2015, 10:52 AM IST

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.

Jun 17, 2015, 10:37 AM IST

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.

Feb 19, 2015, 09:04 AM IST

Japan logs record-low current account surplus in 2014

Japan`s current account surplus shrank nearly a fifth to a record low $22 billion in 2014, the fourth straight annual fall, as its trade deficit swelled amid a weak yen, official data showed Monday.

Feb 09, 2015, 07:42 AM IST

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.

Dec 17, 2014, 09:22 AM IST

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.

Nov 20, 2014, 08:56 AM IST

Japan trade deficit narrows 2.4% on-year in August

Japan`s trade deficit narrowed 2.4 percent on-year to $8.7 billion in August on lower bills for fuel imports, official data showed Thursday.

Sep 18, 2014, 08:55 AM IST

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.

Aug 20, 2014, 05:59 AM IST

Japan trade deficit quadruples on-year to $14 bn

Japan`s trade deficit quadrupled on-year in March to USD 14 billion, data showed Monday, with a weak yen compounding surging imports as consumers rushed to buy ahead of a rise in sales tax.

Apr 21, 2014, 10:09 AM IST

Japan trade deficit expands to $7.9 bn in February

Japan`s trade deficit expanded 3.5 percent year-on-year to USD 7.9 billion in February, inflated by post-Fukushima energy bills and a jump in electronics parts imports, government data showed on Wednesday.

Mar 19, 2014, 23:02 PM IST

Japan posts record trade deficit, sluggish exports dim outlook

Japan suffered a record trade deficit in January as a weak yen pushed up the cost of imports and failed to substantially raise exports, suggesting that the trade-reliant economy faces a bumpy ride even as policymakers put on a brave face about the outlook.

Feb 20, 2014, 09:04 AM IST

Japan trade deficit hits record high in 2013

Japan`s trade deficit swelled to a record USD 112 billion last year, official data showed Monday, as the country`s post-Fukushima energy bills soared, outstripping a rise in shipments overseas.

Jan 27, 2014, 09:34 AM IST

Japan registers 993.9 billion yen trade deficit

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

Jun 19, 2013, 13:11 PM IST

Japan trade deficit hits record as relations with China poisoned

Resentment in China has accelerated since the Japanese government decided last month to nationalize part of an island group in the East China Sea, also claimed by Beijing and Taiwan.

Oct 22, 2012, 15:02 PM IST

Japan logs $9.62 billion trade deficit

Japan logged 754.1 billion yen (USD 9.62 billion) in trade deficit in August, according to government data released Thursday.

Sep 20, 2012, 12:09 PM IST

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.

Apr 19, 2012, 09:12 AM IST

Japan logs record trade deficit, recovery seen

Japan logged a record trade deficit in January, government data showed on Monday, the clearest evidence to date of pain from a firm yen, a global slowdown and rising fuel imports needed to offset declining use of nuclear power.

Feb 20, 2012, 09:09 AM IST