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Economy

Japan logs 1.61tn yen current account surplus in September

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan posted a current account surplus of 1.61 trillion yen ($15 billion) in September, marking the 63rd straight month of black ink, government data showed Monday.

Among key components, the country had a goods trade surplus of 1.1 billion yen and a services trade surplus of 40.1 billion yen, according to a preliminary report by the Finance Ministry.

Primary income, which reflects returns on overseas investments, registered a surplus of 1.81 trillion yen.

For the April-September period, Japan ran a current account surplus of 10.34 trillion yen.

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