Japan's merchandise trade balance dropped to -853.7 billion yen in May, compared with a previous drop -463.7 billion yen in April that revised to -464.8 billion yen, while the analyst's expectations referred to -710.1 billion yen.

Japan's adjusted merchandise trade balance declined to -474.6 billion yen during May, comparing with a prior reading -496.4 billion yen a month earlier, which was revised to -469.6 billion yen, and the actual reading came better than analyst's expectations that predicted of -538.5 billion yen.

Japan's merchandise trade exports (YoY) slumped by 10.3% in May, compared with a previous decline of -12.5%, where the expectations estimate of -8.4%. Further the Japan's merchandise trade imports (YoY) rose to 12.3% during May, from 8.9% last year, whereas the anticipations referred to 11.6%.