Japan Trade Deficit at 520.27 Billion Yen

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May 23, 2012, Tokyo, Japan – Men work in a shipping container port loading cargo containers onto a ship. According to the Ministry of Finance Japan report, the country acquired a trade balance of 520.27 billion yen in April, compared with 470.8 billion yen in the previous year. Exports increased 7.9 percent from a year earlier which was below the expected 11.8 increase economists had hoped for. Imports, on the other hand, saw a 8.0 percent increase to 6.087 trillion yen. (Photo by: Christopher Jue/AFLO)

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May 23, 2012, Tokyo, Japan – A man takes a break near a cargo area at a port in Tokyo. According to the Ministry of Finance Japan report, the country acquired a trade balance of 520.27 billion yen in April, compared with 470.8 billion yen in the previous year. Exports increased 7.9 percent from a year earlier which was below the expected 11.8 increase economists had hoped for. Imports, on the other hand, saw a 8.0 percent increase to 6.087 trillion yen. (Photo by: Christopher Jue/AFLO)

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