Japan's merchandise trade balance rose to 727.7 billion yen in December, compared with a previous reading of 162.8 billion yen in November, revised to 161.1 billion yen, while the analyst's expectations referred to 465.0 billion yen.

Japan's adjusted merchandise trade balance inclined to 707.3 billion yen in December, comparing with a prior reading 162.8 billion yen during November, and the actual reading came higher than analyst's expectations that predicted of 523.9 billion yen.

Furthermore, the Japan's merchandise trade exports (YoY) jumped 13.0 during the month of December, compared with a previous 9.1 a year earlier, while the expectations estimates of 9.3. Also the Japan's merchandise trade imports (YoY) came at 10.6 in December, compared with a prior reading 14.2, whereas the anticipations referred to 12.0.