Japan's merchandise trade balance contracted to 463.7 billion yen in during the month of April, compared with a previous surplus 196.5 billion yen in March that revised to 189.4 billion yen, while the analyst's expectations referred to -703.7 billion yen.

Moreover, Japan's adjusted merchandise trade balance dropped to -496.4 billion yen in April, comparing with a prior reading 96.3 billion yen during March, which was revised to 140.9 billion yen, where the anticipations estimated of -695.9 billion yen.