RTTNews - The unadjusted current account balance in Japan came in at 1.153 trillion yen in June, the Finance Ministry said on Monday, marking an increase of 144.4 percent on year for the first increase in 16 months.

Analysts had been expecting a surplus of 655 billion yen following the 1.301 trillion yen surplus in May.

Seasonally adjusted, the current account surplus was 1.799 trillion yen versus expectations for a 1.35 trillion yen surplus after the 1.016 trillion yen surplus in the previous month.

The trade balance showed a surplus of 602.2 billion yen, topping forecasts for a 589.8 billion yen surplus after the 387.3 billion yen surplus a month earlier.

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