Japan's current account surplus hits record low

Last Updated: Thu, Nov 08, 2012 09:10 hrs

Tokyo, Nov 8 (IANS) Japan's first-half current account surplus logged a record low of 2,721.4 billion yen of fiscal 2012, according to a report released by the finance ministry Thursday.

The surplus in the balance of international payments dropped 41.3 percent from a year earlier, marking the smallest number of the April-September period since comparable data became available in 1985, reported Xinhua.

The government's preliminary report said that the balance of goods trade came to a deficit of 2,619.1 billion yen.

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