BUZ INVESTORS Japanese exports rose Exports from Japan rose 14.9 percent from the previous year to JPY 5,851.4 billion in May 2017, below expectations of a 16.1 percent gain. Still, it was the sixth straight month of increase in exports and the fastest since January 2015 as sales rose mainly for transport equipment (12.5 percent) boosted by higher shipments of motor vehicles (8.2 percent). Also, exports went up for: Machinery (17.1 percent), boosted by power generating machine (20.9 percent) and semicon machinery (25.1 percent); manufactured goods (12.4 percent), led by iron and steel products (20 percent); electrical machinery (13.6 percent); chemicals (14 percent); and others (25.8 percent). In contrast, outbound shipments of mineral fuels declined by 10 percent. Among major trading partners, exports rose to China (23.9 percent), the US (11.6 percent), the EU (19.8 percent), South Korea (22.9 percent), Hong Kong (11.9 percent) and Thailand (16.3 percent). In contrast, sales dropped to Taiwan (-0.9 percent). Exports in Japan averaged 3245.57 JPY Billion from 1963 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 7681.69 JPY Billion in March of 2008 and a record low of 105.08 JPY Billion in January of 1963.
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