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Japan logs current account surplus of 2tn yen in July

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Japan posted a current account surplus of 2.00 trillion yen ($18.69 billion) in July, marking the 61st straight month of black ink, government data showed Monday.

Among key components, the country had a goods trade deficit of 74.5 billion yen and a services trade deficit of 230 billion yen, according to a preliminary report released by the Finance Ministry.

Primary income, which reflects returns on overseas investments, registered a surplus of 2.39 trillion yen.

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