The Japanese economy released today data on the merchandise trade balance during the month of February where the actual reading came at 654.1 billion JPY compared to the previous reading of 471.4 billion JPY forecasted to be 897.3 billion JPY.

As for the adjusted merchandise trade balance the actual reading showed a value of 556.0 billion JPY compared to the previous reading of 191.8 billion JPY revised to be 268.8 billion JPY forecasted to be 676.8 billion JPY.