जापान का निर्यात लगातार तीसरे महीने बढ़ा, व्यापार घाटा घटकर 2.5 अरब डॉलर पर पहुँच गया

जापान का निर्यात लगातार तीसरे महीने बढ़ा, व्यापार घाटा घटकर 2.5 अरब डॉलर पर पहुँच गया

Japan’s Exports Grow for a Third Month as Trade Deficit Sinks to $2.5 Billion

Japan's exports rise for the third consecutive month while the trade deficit decreases to $2.5 billion, indicating improving economic conditions.

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  • 21, Mar, 2024
Jivika Chawla
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Japan and rsquo's Exports Grow for a Third Month as Trade Deficit Sinks to $2.5 Billion

According to recent government data, Japan experienced a 7.8% increase in exports in February, driven primarily by the expansion in the automotive and electrical machinery sectors. This growth was complemented by a reduction in the nation's trade deficit, which decreased to 379 billion yen ($2.5 billion), marking the second consecutive month of deficit.

Imports saw a rise in food, medical products, and computers while experiencing declines in automobiles and power-generating machinery. Despite this, imports increased by 0.5% compared to the previous year, reaching nearly 9 trillion yen ($60 billion).

The uptick in exports is particularly noteworthy following the Bank of Japan's decision to raise its key interest rate for the first time in 17 years, abandoning its negative interest rate policy. Despite this shift, the central bank remains committed to maintaining accommodative lending conditions to support economic growth.

One positive development is the resurgence in tourism, categorized statistically as exports, surpassing pre-pandemic levels. Japan's strict entrance restrictions during the pandemic contributed to this rebound.

Although Japan's economy has faced challenges, exports have remained a stronghold, reaching a record high of over 100 trillion yen ($670 billion) in 2023. However, energy import costs have surged since 2022, posing a challenge for resource-deficient Japan, although the impact has gradually lessened.

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