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Japan's Exports Continue Slide as Global Slowdown Tightens Grip

Operations At Container Terminals Ahead of Japan-US Trade Deal Talks
Photographer: Akio Kon/Bloomberg
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Japanese exports fell for a seventh straight month in June as a slowdown in global growth and uncertainty over trade continued to buffet the world’s third-largest economy.

The value of shipments abroad dropped 6.7% in June from a year earlier, according to the finance ministry, with falling exports of semiconductor components and auto parts among the biggest drags. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg had estimated a 5.4% decline.