JAPAN POSTS RECORD $27 BN JANUARY TRADE DEFICIT (12)

TRT English 2014.02.20 10:56
Japan posted a monthly record trade deficit of $27.3 billion in January, data showed Thursday, as a weak yen pushed up post-Fukushima energy costs, despite upbeat exports to the US, China and Europe. The country's trade deficit ballooned to 2.79 trillion yen ($27.3 billion), up 70.8 percent from a year earlier, the finance ministry said.
DEFICIT, FUKUSHIMA, EXPORT, SHIPMENT, YEN, IMPORT, Japan, USA, China