Economic Buzz: Japan Posts Trade Surplus Of Y625.977 Billion In April

Japan merchandise trade surplus came in at 625.977 billion yen in April, up 30.9 percent on year, the Ministry of Finance said on Monday, following the downwardly revised 797.0 billion yen surplus in March (originally 797.3 billion yen). Exports were up 7.8 percent on year to 6.822 trillion yen, but up from 2.1 percent in the previous month. Imports advanced an annual 5.9 percent to 6.196 trillion yen following the 0.6 percent contraction a month earlier.