TOKYO, October 21 (Reuters) – Japan's exports declined in September for the 10th consecutive month, a decline higher than expected, according to official data released on Monday.
According to the Ministry of Finance statistics, Japan's exports decreased by 5.2% from the previous year, after falling by 8.2% in August.
Economists who surveyed Reuters on average expected a decline of 4.0%.
Japanese exports to the US decreased 7.9% last month from year to year. US imports decreased by 11.6% during the same period.
Japan's trade surplus with the United States fell by 3.5% year-on-year to Yen 564.1 billion (about EUR 4.7 billion).
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