TOKYO - In August, Japan published the maximum current-account surplus in the last eight years - the depreciation of the yen spurred the growth of income from foreign investments.
According to official statistics, Japan's current account surplus nsa - general indicator of a country's trade with the rest of the world - totaled 1.65 trillion yen ($ 13.7 billion). It is the largest monthly figure since 2007. The median forecast of economists in a survey of Wall Street Journal and Nikkei was 1.23 trillion yen.
In August, Japan's trade deficit decreased by 61.7 percent year on year to 326.1 billion yen. The deficit of goods and services decreased by 76.0 percent compared with a year earlier to 268.3 billion yen.
According to the materials WELTRADE