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Japan logs 2.01 tril. yen current account surplus in July

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan reported a current account surplus of 2.01 trillion yen ($18.12 billion) in July, marking the 49th straight month of black ink, government data showed Monday.

Among key components, the country had a goods trade deficit of 1 billion yen and a services trade deficit of 174.4 billion yen, according to a preliminary report released by the Finance Ministry.

Primary income, which includes returns on overseas investments, registered a surplus of 2.35 trillion yen.

Japan has been running a surplus in the current account, one of the widest gauges of international trade, helped by solid income from foreign investments.

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