The adjusted reading for the Japanese Merchandise Trade Balance for December was released today, where the deficit expanded to -567.6 billion yen, compared with the revised reading of -534.2 billion yen that was initially -537.9 billion yen, yet it came below expectations of -384.9 billion yen.

Also, the total reading for the Merchandise Trade Balance for December was also released, where the deficit contracted to -205.1 billion yens compared with the revised reading of -687.6 billion yen, which initially was -684.7 billion yen, yet it missed expectations of -170.0 billion yen.