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Japan current account surplus rises 75% on falling energy prices

November marks 65th month in a row for Japan to finish with a surplus

Declining shipments of vehicles and construction machinery to the U.S. helped to pull down Japan's November exports by 10.2%, to 6.24 trillion yen.

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan's current account surplus increased 75 percent in November from a year earlier as imports fell more steeply than exports amid declining energy-related prices in the reporting month, government data showed Tuesday.

The surplus in the current account -- one of the widest gauges of international trade -- stood at 1.44 trillion yen ($13 billion), marking the 65th consecutive month of black ink, the Finance Ministry said in a preliminary report.

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