Japan July current account surplus -42.4% Y/Y to ¥990.2B (12.8B), with imports +13.6% M/M,...

|By:, SA News Editor

Japan July current account surplus -42.4% Y/Y to ¥990.2B (12.8B), with imports +13.6% M/M, exports -2.3%. Imports rose due to utilities ramping up purchases of non-nuclear fuel as reactors sat idle. Meanwhile, core machinery orders fell for the first time in three months in July.