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January 11, 2019

Current Account



In November 2018, Japan reported

  • the Net international trade (goods and services) deficit decreased 4 billion yen to 240 billion yen,
  • primary income surplus increased 162 billion yen to 1,804 billion yen and
  • secondary income (transfers) deficit increased 70 billion yen to 125 billion yen.

As a result, the current account surplus increased 227 billion yen to 1,439 billion yen over October 2018.


Trade Balance

In November 2018, Japan 's

  • goods exports decreased 178 billion yen to 6,827 billion yen,
  • goods imports decreased 196 billion yen to 7,003 billion yen,
  • As a result, net international goods trade deficit decreased 35 billion yen to 176 billion yen, over October 2018.
  • Net international services trade deficit decreased 21 billion yen to 64 billion yen, over October 2018.

As a result, Net international trade (goods and services) deficit decreased 4 billion yen to 240 billion yen, over October 2018.



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Based on Table 6s-a-2 Current Account (seasonally adjusted), Monthly

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