Japan’s Exports Rebound in June

Japan’s exports rebounded in June, fueled by strengthening overseas demand, but imports remained subdued due to the effect of lower commodity prices, data showed on Thursday.

Exports accelerated 9.5 percent on year in June, the fastest pace in five months and following a 2.4 percent increase in the May.The reading, however, came in a tad below a 10 percent increase expected by economists in a Reuters poll.

Imports, meanwhile, slipped 2.9 percent last month, better than expectations for a 4.0 percent annual decrease and following a 8.7 percent fall in May.

The trade balance came to a deficit of 69.0 billion yen ($556.54 million), missing expectations for a 5.4 billion yen surplus.
Economists pinned the export recovery on a resurgence in demand from the U.S. Exports to the world’s largest economy rose almost 18 percent on year in June.

via CNBC

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

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Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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