Japan Sept exports fall 4.9% year/year


The trade balance came to a surplus of 675 billion yen ($6.40 billion), against the median estimate of a 989.8 billion yen surplus.

TOKYO: Japan's exports fell 4.9% in September from a year earlier, Ministry of Finance data showed on Monday, dropping at a slower pace than in the previous month as pressure from the coronavirus pandemic eases.

That compared with a 2.4% decline expected by economists in a Reuters poll and followed a 14.8% fall in August.

Imports dropped 17.2% in the year to September, compared with the median estimate of an 21.4% decline.

The trade balance came to a surplus of 675 billion yen ($6.40 billion), against the median estimate of a 989.8 billion yen surplus.

For the poll story:

To view the full tables, go to the MOF website at:

http://www.customs.go.jp/toukei/info/index_e.htm

($1 = 105.4300 yen)

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