25 July 2012 03:18 [Source: ICIS news]
SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Japan’s exports of chemicals fell by 4.4% year on year to yen (Y) 526.7bn ($6.7bn) in June this year, as the country posted its first overall trade surplus in four months, data by the Ministry of Finance (MOF) showed on Wednesday.
The country’s overseas shipments of plastic materials fell by 5.7% year on year to Y176.2bn in June, as export volumes dipped by 2.6% to 493,794 tonnes, the MOF said.
Chemical exports to the EU fell by 12.7% year on year to Y45.3bn in June, while overseas shipments of chemicals to ?xml:namespace>
Meanwhile, chemical exports to the
Its imports declined by 2.2% year on year to 5,582.2bn because the country purchased less non-ferrous metal and audio-visual equipment, the ministry said.
This resulted in a trade surplus of Y61.7bn, a 4.3% decrease from June 2011, it said.
The country’s exports to the
The data also showed
Additional reporting by Nurluqman Suratman
($1 = Y78.2)
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