Japan Nov exports rise 9.1 pct year/year – MOF

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TOKYO, Dec 22 (BestGrowthStock) – Japan’s exports rose 9.1 percent in
November from a year earlier, Ministry of Finance data showed on
Wednesday, marking the first acceleration in export growth in
nine months as the yen briefly weakened against the dollar.
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The rise was slower the median forecast for a 10.0 percent
increase and follows a 7.8 percent rise in October.

Exports to Asia, which account for more than half of Japan’s
total exports, rose 13.0 percent from a year earlier, while
shipments to China increased 18.3 percent.

The trade balance came to a surplus of 162.8 billion yen
($1.9 billion), down 55.4 percent from a year earlier. That
compared with the median forecast for a 450.0 billion yen
surplus. [JPTBAL=ECI]

Following is a table of the main figures. Economists’ median
forecasts are in parentheses:
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(Unadjusted, mln yen, y/y)

NOVEMBER YEAR AGO PCT CHANGE
Overall balance +162,821 (+450,000) +365,257 -55.4
Exports 5,441,123 4,988,163 +9.1 (+10.0)
Imports 5,278,302 4,622,906 +14.2 (+ 9.0)
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To view full tables, go to the website of the Ministry of
Finance at:

http://www.customs.go.jp/toukei/info/index_e.htm
(Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Chris Gallagher)

Japan Nov exports rise 9.1 pct year/year – MOF