Total Merchandise trade balance surplus for the month of September widened to 520.6 billion yen from a previous revised reading to 183.3 billion from 185.7 billion. The adjusted trade balance surplus narrowed to 58.6 billion from 173.5 billion.

Merchandise trade exports for the year ending September showed improvement as it fell 30.7 compared to -36.0 whereas imports were down -36.9 from -41.3