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Japan April exports rise 7.8 percent year-on-year - MOF

Japan April exports rise 7.8 percent year-on-year - MOF
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s exports rose 7.8 percent in April from a year earlier, Ministry of Finance data showed on Monday, highlighting a rebound in demand from overseas economies.

The rise compares with an 8.1 percent increase expected by economists in a Reuters poll. It followed a 2.1 percent year-on-year rise in March.

Imports rose 5.9 percent in the year to April, versus the median estimate for a 9.6 percent increase.

The trade balance came to a surplus of 626.0 billion yen ($5.65 billion), versus the median estimate for a 405.6 billion yen surplus.

To view full tables, go to the website of the Ministry of Finance at: https://bit.ly/2povYHp

(Reporting by Stanley White; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)

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