Economic Buzz: Japan Posts Trade Surplus Of Y797.3 Billion In March

Japan posted a merchandise trade surplus of 797.3 billion yen in March, up 32.1 percent on year, the Ministry of Finance said on Wednesday and was up sharply from 3.4 billion yen in February. Exports were up 2.1 percent on year to 7.381 trillion yen, up from the 1.8 percent gain in the previous month. Imports dipped 0.6 percent on year to 6.584 trillion yen after surging 16.5 percent a month earlier.