Japan July current account surplus +26.1 pct y/y

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TOKYO, Sept 8 (BestGrowthStock) – Japan’s current account surplus
rose 26.1 percent in July from a year earlier, Ministry of
Finance data showed on Wednesday, above the median market
forecast for a 17.5 percent increase. [JPCURA=ECI]

The annual increase followed an 18.2 percent drop in the
previous month and was the first rise in three months.

The surplus stood at 1.6759 trillion yen ($20 billion),
against a median forecast for 1.5615 trillion yen.

Following are details of the current account balance;
economists’ median forecast is in parentheses:

(Unadjusted, billion yen)

Current account

balance +1,675.9 (+1,561.5) +1,047.1 +1,329.2
Trade balance +916.1 +769.0 +436.1
Income balance +1,021.8 +462.1 +1,241.5

For the full tables, see the MOF’s website of at

(Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)

Japan July current account surplus +26.1 pct y/y