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.

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:
(Unadjusted, mln yen, y/y)

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)
To view full tables, go to the website of the Ministry of
Finance at:

(Reporting by Kaori Kaneko; Editing by Chris Gallagher)

Japan Nov exports rise 9.1 pct year/year – MOF