Global Economic Analysis and News of Note: Exports From Japan Increase Substantially
- Exports from Japan rose 14 percent between October 2016 and October 2017 while imports jumped by 19 percent. The nation’s trade deficit was down 40 percent year-over-year, to 285.4 yen in October 2017 from 481.2 yen in October 2016. The nation’s trade surplus with the United States increased 11 percent to 644.7 billion yen. Shipments to China rose 26 percent while imports from the country increased just 14 percent.