08 March 2012 04:06 [Source: ICIS news]
The current account measures an economy’s trade in goods, services, tourism and investment with the rest of the world.
The country’s exports rose by 2.9% to Y4,354bn in January, while imports grew by 15.7% to Y5,735bn, the ministry said in a statement.
This resulted in a trade deficit of Y1,382bn compared with a deficit of Y399.4bn in January 2011, according to the ministry.
($1 = Y81.2)
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