Japan April Trade Surplus 823.5 Billion Yen, Beats Estimates

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  • Shipments hurt by currency’s strength, weaker overseas demand
  • Supply-chain disruptions from earthquakes are also a factor

Breaking Down Japan's April Trade Data

Japan’s exports fell for a seventh consecutive month in April as the yen strengthened, underscoring the growing challenges to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s efforts to revive economic growth.

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