Economic Buzz: Japan Trade Deficit At 578.321 Billion Yen In May

Japan merchandise trade deficit came in at 578.321 billion yen in May, the Ministry of Finance said on Monday, following the downwardly revised 624.6 billion yen surplus in April. Exports climbed 8.1 percent on year to 6.323 trillion yen, up from 7.8 percent in the previous month. Imports soared an annual 14.0 percent to 6.901 trillion yen, up from 5.9 percent a month earlier.