Japan's merchandise trade balance showed a surplus by 72.5 billion yen in July, compared with a previous drop 70.7 billion yen in June that revised to 68.6 billion yen, while the analyst's expectations referred to 69.3 billion yen.

Japan's adjusted merchandise trade balance deficit narrowed to -130.0 billion yen during July, comparing with a prior deficit by 191.2 billion yen a month earlier, which was revised to -196.5 billion yen, and the actual reading came better than analyst's expectations that predicted of -131.9 billion yen.