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First half commerce steadiness deficit of 6,960.4 billion yen Still massive deficit | NHK

According to the commerce statistics for the six months from January to June this yr introduced by the Ministry of Finance, the commerce steadiness, which is the distinction between imports and exports, was a deficit of 6.9604 trillion yen. The deficit quantity has decreased by 12.9% in comparison with final yr, which was the very best ever for the primary half of the yr, however the massive deficit continues.

According to commerce statistics for June, the commerce steadiness, which is exports minus imports, was within the black at 43 billion yen. It is the primary time in a yr and 11 months since July final yr that the commerce steadiness turned surplus.

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