20 September 2012 05:52 [Source: ICIS news]
Its exports of inorganic chemicals declined by 12% to Y144.6bn in August, while shipments of plastic materials fell by 0.3% to Y170.3bn, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) said in a statement.
The country exported 494,112 tonnes of plastic materials in August, down by 4.6% from the same period a year earlier, according to the ministry.
The country recorded a trade deficit of Y754.1bn last month, a 3% decrease from a deficit of Y777.5bn in the corresponding period in the previous year, according to the ministry.
($1 = Y78.38)
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