Japan's trade deficit swelled to a record $112 billion last year, official data showed Monday, as the country's post-Fukushima energy bills soared, outstripping a rise in shipments overseas.
This picture taken on October 18, 2013, shows a cargo ship berthing alongside a container wharf in the port of Tokyo
The shortfall of 11.47 trillion yen marked the biggest deficit since comparable data started in 1979, according to the finance ministry, with the December deficit alone doubling from a year earlier.
Keep up-to-date with the latest on coup d'etat with Bangkok Post SMS News. Call *451391000 to subscribe – 39 baht/month (7 days free, available in Thailand only) Bangkok Post SMS News: Deliver only trustworthy news on SMS
This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.